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Health Insurance

Choosing health insurance is one of the most important choices you can make to help protect the health and well-being of you and your family.
 

There are various types of health insurance and different markets. Pennsylvania’s health insurance market can be broken down into Medicaid and CHIP, Medicare, and Commercial fully-insured and self-insured. Depending on the market and type of insurance, there are different ways to obtain coverage, and there are many factors that you need to consider when deciding which path is best for you. The Pennsylvania Insurance Department is here to help with information so you can make the best decision for your situation.

 

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ACA Remains in Place Despite Ruling

The Affordable Care Act remains in place. Plans bought during open enrollment take effect January 1, 2019. A ruling by a Federal judge in Texas that the ACA is unconstitutional remains in the court system, and does not

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Hawaii health insurance: find affordable coverage

Health insurance in Hawaii

Hawaii’s health marketplace

State legislative efforts to preserve or strengthen provisions of the Affordable Care Act

How hard is Hawaii fighting to preserve the Affordable Care Act’s provisions? Compare to other states’ efforts.

After two years of using a technologically troubled state-based enrollment system, Hawaii began using the HealthCare.gov enrollment platform for the 2016 open enrollment period. In November 2016, Hawaii switched to a federally run exchange, although that state still oversees the plans that are sold in the exchange.

Open enrollment for 2020 health plans has ended, although Hawaiians who have qualifying events may still be able to enroll or make changes to their coverage for 2020. The next open enrollment period, for plans effective in 2021, will begin November 1, 2020.

Hawaii’s exchange has two insurers that offer individual market coverage for 2020. Average full-price premiums are decreasing in Hawaii’s individual market for 2020, for the first time since ACA-compliant plans debuted. Rates increased sharply in 2016,

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Health Insurance, Medical Insurance, Individual Health Insurance Quotes

Health insurance is a vital way to protect you and your family. Employer-sponsored health insurance remains the most common how Americans get coverage, but Medicare and Medicaid also cover millions of Americans. Also, individual health insurance and the Affordable Care Act exchanges are a way to get coverage. 

Here are answers to some of today’s most common questions about shopping for health insurance.

Am I still required to have health insurance? 

Congress ended the individual mandate penalty that required nearly all Americans to have health insurance. This means the federal government won’t fine you for not having insurance at tax time. That said, a handful of states have their own mandates that require health insurance. So, if you live in California, the District of Columbia, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Rhode Island or Vermont, you’ll need health insurance in 2020 or face a penalty. 

Is my employer required to offer me health

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Medicare

Do you qualify for Medicare? You might have Medicare plan options beyond the federal program, Original Medicare (Part A and Part B). Find out about Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, and Medicare Supplement plans.

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Health Insurance: Premiums and Increases

The increased cost of health insurance is a central fact in any discussion of health policy and health delivery.

In 2018 the average annual premium for employer-based family coverage rose 5% to $19,616 for single coverage, premiums rose 3% to $6,896. Covered workers contributed 18% of the cost for single coverage and 29% of the cost for family coverage, on average, with considerable variation across firms.

By comparison, annual premiums for 2017 reached $18,764, up 3 percent from 2015 for an average family coverage with workers on average paying $5,714 towards the cost of their coverage, according to the Kaiser Employer Survey, October 2018 and 2017, applying to employer-based insurance.

For those Americans who are fully covered, these cost realities affect employers, both large and small, plus the “pocket-book impact” on ordinary families. For those buying insurance on an exchange or private market plan for

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Health Insurance 2020 | Instant Quotes & Affordable Rates

The plans are as versatile as the needs of the public. They don’t all have to be high coverage plans that offer great benefits and come with a hefty price tag. Some of them are low-key plans with only simple coverage for common expenses and are designed to be affordable for pretty much everyone.

You can get plans that offer coverage for preventative care, taking care of the cost of services that will keep you in good health and prevent you from having to visit the hospital or doctor’s office so much. You can also find plans that cover emergency care, ambulance services and other urgently needed medical care. This can cover the cost of ambulance transport, as well as being treated while riding in an ambulance and the cost of visiting an emergency room.

Inpatient expenses can be covered as well, such as surgical services, hospital care and various

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Affordable health insurance: your buying guide

Buying affordable health insurance for 2020

For 2020 health plans purchased in the individual market, the annual open enrollment period started November 1 and ended December 15 in most states. Here’s what you need to know when you’re shopping for the best coverage to meet your needs.

When does open enrollment end?

2019 Obamacare open enrollment guideOpen enrollment for 2020 ACA-compliant coverage has ended in all states. Outside of open enrollment, Americans buy purchase ACA-compliant coverage only if they have a special enrollment period.

Can I buy coverage after open enrollment ends?

Insider's Guide to Obamacare's Special EnrollmentEven if you’re not in one of the states with an extended open enrollment, you may still have an opportunity to enroll in an ACA-compliant plan (or switch to a different plan) after open enrollment ends – if you have a qualifying life event.

As our updated Insider’s Guide to Obamacare’s Special Enrollment explains, there’s a long list of qualifying events that

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Health insurance: Types and legislation

Health insurance is a type of insurance coverage that covers the cost of an insured individual’s medical and surgical expenses.

Insurers use the term “provider” to describe a clinic, hospital, doctor, laboratory, healthcare practitioner, or pharmacy that treats an individual. The “insured” is the owner of the health insurance policy or the person with the health insurance coverage.

Depending on the type of health insurance coverage, either the insured pays costs out of pocket and receives reimbursement, or the insurer makes payments directly to the provider.

In countries without universal healthcare coverage, such as the United States, health insurance is commonly included in employer benefit packages.

In the U.S., the number of people with insurance decreased from 44 million in 2013 to fewer than 28 million in 2016, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. The researchers put this down to recent changes in legislation.

A Commonwealth Fund 2011 report informed

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