Tag: minimum essential coverage

Navigator Guide FAQ of the Week: Coverage Requirements

Open Enrollment in most states ends next week, on December 15. As consumers continue to weigh their coverage options throughout the enrollment period, the CHIR team is highlighting frequently asked questions (FAQs) from our recently updated Navigator Resource Guide. In this installation, we answer FAQs about individual requirements to maintain coverage.

MEC and MV: Keeping it All Straight When it Comes to Employer Plans

Open enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplaces overlaps this year with many employer plan open enrollment periods, which has prompted some employees to ask questions about how their offer of employer coverage may affect their eligibility for premium tax credits. CHIR’s JoAnn Volk and Sandy Ahn take a look at what consumers need to know, especially if they’re offered a plan that doesn’t offer much coverage.

Update on Fixed Indemnity Insurance: No Longer an ACA Loophole?

In recent rulemaking, the Obama administration attempts to close a potential loophole in the Affordable Care Act – the sale of fixed indemnity insurance policies marketed to look like health insurance but leaving consumers without the same protections. Sabrina Corlette takes a look at the proposal and what it might mean for consumers.

Here’s the Latest on Mandate Exemptions

Now that 2014 is here, the ACA’s individual mandate is in effect. In the last few months the Administration has issued some more guidance about how the mandate works, and our colleague Joe Touschner at Georgetown University’s Center for Children and Families provides this update.

An Unfortunate Decision on Student Health Plan Coverage

The Administration says it wants young and healthy people to enroll in the new health insurance exchanges. Why then did they just shut a lot of young and healthy people out? Sabrina Corlette examines yesterday’s decision to effectively bar students enrolled in self-funded college or university health plans from the exchanges.

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