2018 Open Enrollment

This is the last week of Open Enrollment, the last day to enroll is Friday 12/15/17 so if you haven’t signed up for Health coverage you still have time! Contact my office and I will be glad to speak to

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Are subsidy’s going away with Trump’s Executive Order?

I’ve gotten this question from my clients many times in the last week due to some confusion about what is being reported. The answer is NO. Subsidy’s, otherwise known as APTC, and the whole ACA law are still in effect.

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Blue Cross Cancellations

Blue Cross Cancellations As I mentioned briefly above, Blue Cross is revamping their product portfolio. According to their estimates, about 98% of their current individual customers will be affected by this. Customers are being/have been sent a discontinuation notice from

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Executive orders effect on Short Term plans

Yesterday, President Trump issued a new executive order on health insurance. One of the aspects of this executive order was in regards to what are commonly know as Short Term plans. A little back story first before we discuss what

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Participating Insurance Companies Austin, TX

It appears we will have 4 companies selling products “On Exchange”, these are the plans that are eligible to use a Advance Premium Tax Credit (tax subsidy) to help purchase if you qualify financially. These 4 companies will be: Blue

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New Enrollment Dates

Important Dates: November 1st to December 15th – The government has reduced the number of days in the open enrollment period. Last year it went from November 1st to January 31st, that is being reduced to December 15th this year.

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2018 Open Enrollment Texas

•The 2018 Open Enrollment Period runs from November 1, 2017 to December 15, 2017. •Plans sold during Open Enrollment start January 1, 2018. Applies to both on and off exchange. May very by state, but this is what is scheduled

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Healthcare.gov 2016 plan release

We were notified by CMS that they anticipate the 2016 plan information to be updated on www.healthcare.gov by the end of the day, Sunday, October 25th, 2015. As anticipated, we will see the removal of many POS and PPO plans

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Blue Cross eliminating Individual PPO and Multi-State plans for 2016

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas will be discontinuing their Individual PPO and Multi-State plans as of 12/31/15. This means you will need to re-evaluate your situation and make a new plan determination at anytime between November 1st, 2015

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COBRA has SEP until July 1st, 2014

CMS announced today that they will have a Special Election Period (SEP) for people that currently are on COBRA until July 1st, 2014.  These folks were not going to be able to switch plans until the next open enrollment (plan

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