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Tag: open enrollment

28
Sep

Blue Cross Blue Shield DROPS Large PPO Network

Over the past few days, many BCBS members have received notices that their networks are being dropped for the 2016 policy year.  Unfortunately-this is true. Associated Agencies is here to help and has solutions to work through the network problems to ensure coverage is adequate for you and your family for 2016.  Starting November 1st we will be able to

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2
Sep

2015 Obamacare Changes (Individual Market)

The open enrollment period for 2015 is just around the corner, and Associated Agencies wanted to point out some changes that will affect the policies. The biggest change has to do with the penalty for not signing up. Per adult, the 2014 penalty is $95 or 1% of your adjusted gross income, whichever is greater. For 2015, this increases to

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23
May

Health Reform Questions – Enrolling in the Health Insurance Marketplace

Question:  My employer is having its open annual enrollment in a few weeks for its health coverage effective on July 1, 2014. If I do not enroll in my employer’s health coverage effective July 1, 2014 and voluntarily drop it, can I then enroll in health coverage on the Health Insurance Marketplace because of a loss of coverage? Answer: No. If you

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9
May

Affordable Care Act Special Enrollment Qualifications

Now that Open Enrollment for the Affordable Care Act has ended, the only way to enroll in coverage is if you have a life event.  The Special Enrollment will trigger a 60-day enrollment period, but the effective dates for enrollees can change depending on the situation. Adding a Dependent by birth, adoption, or foster care: If the policyholder is already

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13
Nov

How Individuals can Elect Coverage Outside Open Enrollment

As we transition into 2014, anyone who wants health insurance coverage in the individual market has a window to purchase it.  To get coverage – it must be purchased between January 1 2014 and March 31, 2014.  The date the coverage is purchased will determine when the coverage goes into effect. If individual insurance coverage is not purchased during this

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