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Open Enrollment

Under 26? Should You Stay on Your Parent's Health Insurance?

Jason Alderman | Posted 09.17.2014 | Money
Jason Alderman

If you're currently without coverage or want to explore better options, this is the perfect time to start researching what's available.

Don't Have Health Insurance? Your Top Affordable Care Act Questions Answered

Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA | Posted 09.16.2014 | Money
Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA

If you were uninsured and did not get health coverage by the March 31st deadline, what does this mean? And what are your options for purchasing health insurance? To break down what you need to know, here are the answers to your top health care questions.

How Will Medicaid Directors Handle the Boom in Applications From the Affordable Care Act?

Bruce Caswell | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics
Bruce Caswell

The second open enrollment will be heavily focused on bringing in even harder to reach populations, many of whom will be deemed eligible for Medicaid coverage.

The Relationship Between Taxes and Health Care: 5 Things You Need to Know

Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA | Posted 08.05.2014 | Money
Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA

When you file your 2014 taxes in January 2015, you may notice some changes on your 2014 taxes. To break down those changes, here are five things you need to know about the relationship between your taxes and health care.

Affordable Care Act: Applying for Special Enrollment Period

Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA | Posted 09.14.2014 | Money
Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA

The application for special enrollment varies slightly from state to state. However, there are a few things you can expect to see across the board to help prepare for when you do apply.

Sam Stein

Obama Keeps Foot On The Gas For Health Care Enrollment | Sam Stein | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As President Barack Obama took to the podium on April 17 to announce that eight million people had signed up for private health coverage...

On the 'Success' of a 100 Percent Charter Recovery School District

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 07.30.2014 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

The purpose of vouchers is to enable students to escape "failing" schools. Ironic how the predominately-charter Recovery School District has the greatest concentration of such "failing" schools in the entire state of Louisiana.

Friday Talking Points -- 'And Counting'

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Democrats, from this point on, should adopt a very simple technique to disarm Republican squabbles about Obamacare numbers. To every figure quoted for people gaining health insurance, Democrats should end with "... and counting."

Joe Biden Dishes On Romance And Skincare

AP | By JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — How does second lady Jill Biden prank her husband on April Fool's Day? By disappearing on Air Force Two and then jumping out of an...

Children Benefit as California Leads the Way Enrolling Families in Health Coverage

Wendy Lazarus | Posted 04.05.2014 | Politics
Wendy Lazarus

March 31 marks the end of open enrollment for 2014 coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), but many Californians aren't waiting until the deadline to sign up for health coverage.

6 Tips to Simplify Your Choices of Insurance on a Health Care Exchange

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 02.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Everyone is questioning what type of insurance should they pick. And they not only are confused, they also have become angry and distressed. Some even get sick thinking about how to prevent sickness. Is this logical?

4 Simple Things To Do Every Year To Save Money

Adam Levin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Adam Levin

It requires little more than a few hours each quarter for you to begin to get your finances on track and your head in the game. Once you get the hang of it, you can start to add in other pieces, like planning for your children's education as well as your retirement.

Reassessment Time for Medicare Part D Beneficiaries

Jim T. Miller | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Because all Medicare prescription drug plans can change their coverage and costs each calendar year, the only way to ensure you're getting the best coverage at the lowest cost is to compare your Part D plan against the competition during Medicare's open enrollment period.

Education Isn't Just Dollars and Cents

Rassoul Dastmozd, Ph.D. | Posted 12.30.2013 | College
Rassoul Dastmozd, Ph.D.

Education isn't just dollars and cents; it goes beyond these finite things. Education fuels and ignites the mind. Ignites the soul. Learning is a transformative experience and there is no way to gauge that against the cost of education

Reevaluate Your Benefit Needs During Open Enrollment

Jason Alderman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Jason Alderman

Although it's a pain to wade through all that information, simply opting for your current coverage could prove to be a costly mistake. Here's why.

Fiction and Misinformation Win Over Facts, But Obamacare Is Open for Business

Eva M. Clayton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Eva M. Clayton

Americans do not want to destroy our country by continuing this Republican-led government shutdown. The Administration and its allies must work harder than ever to engage the public about the benefits of Obamacare to drive enrollment.

2013 Open Enrollment: Health Care's Trillion Dollar Moment

Josh Stevens | Posted 11.18.2013 | Business
Josh Stevens

Every fall, America's corporations go through the annual ritual of offering and explaining benefits packages to employees. This year, 150 million people will select health care plans paid for by their employers.

The GOP's New Obamacare Attack: If You Can't Beat the Law, Beat the People Who Benefit From It

Ethan Rome | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics
Ethan Rome

As Republicans come to terms with the futility of their incessant efforts to repeal, defund, undermine and otherwise trash Obamacare, they're turning to a new last-ditch strategy: make it harder for people who desperately need health care to get it under the new law.

Student Mobility A Struggle For Some Ohio Districts

The Lima News, Ohio | Beth L. Jokinen | Posted 01.18.2013 | Education

PERRY TOWNSHIP -- Three generations had graduated from Perry High School, and the fourth was going to no matter where Brian and Michelle Cox lived. T...

Catherine Pearson

Can You Get Free Birth Control Now? | Catherine Pearson | Posted 11.05.2012 | Women

Fall is in full swing. The leaves have turned, we've traded T-shirts for turtlenecks and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Slightly less colorfu...

What Does Annual Enrollment and National Work and Family Month Have In Common?

Rose Stanley | Posted 12.22.2012 | Business
Rose Stanley

As October melts into November, many organizations begin to gear up for their annual enrollment period and in many organizations, to put on an employee benefits fair.

How to Compare Medicare Prescription Drug Plans

Jim T. Miller | Posted 12.16.2012 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Because all Medicare Part D prescription drug plans can change their costs and coverage each calendar year, comparing plans every year during the open enrollment period (which is Oct. 15 - Dec. 7) is still the best way to ensure you don't miss out on your best deal for 2013.

Money-Saving Open Enrollment Tips

Jason Alderman | Posted 12.11.2012 | Money
Jason Alderman

Take a few minutes to review your benefit coverage options for next year -- and take advantage of any tax savings you might be missing.

Giving Thanks for Health Care Reform

Robert Ross | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics
Robert Ross

This Thanksgiving it is worth taking a moment to be grateful for something nearly 50 million Americans live without: health care.

6 Ways to Make the Most of Your Open Enrollment

Manisha Thakor | Posted 11.23.2011 | Business
Manisha Thakor

It's that time of year again, open enrollment period.  This is the annual window where you can sign up for, or adjust, your participation in a variet...