Lesser Known Facts about the Affordable Care Act

We’ve heard a lot about the main initiatives under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA or ACA) as in mandating all Americans have health insurance, no denial of coverage due to a pre-existing condition, and the expansion of Medicaid. But there are a few, lesser known facts about the ACA. Some have already

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Ready, Set, Go…Into the ACA Marketplace

As you know, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA or ACA) was enacted in 2010. The biggest change to our current-day healthcare will soon become operational October 1, 2013 with the implementation of the Health Insurance Marketplace (also known as Exchange). The Marketplace will be available on-line for all legal Americans to compare

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Words, Terms, and Acronyms

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA or ACA) has been in the news in some form or another just about every day for the past year. As we are heading into the final stretch before the launch of the new health insurance requirements, print news, television news bites, internet news articles, Facebook, etc.

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Actuarial Value — Plant, Animal, or Mineral?

Did you know that your future health insurance plan will be based on an actuarial value?  I didn’t.  I didn’t even understand why premium costs were different, why co-payments were different, let alone know what THAT term meant!  And I will bet that I’m not the only one in this situation either.  Now that the Affordable

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