The 2016 Open Enrollment period for obtaining health insurance ended January 31, 2016. We are now in the Special Enrollment Period,wherein no changes can be made to your health insurance contract until the next Open Enrollment Period begins, which will be from November 1st, 2016 through January 31st, 2017 . The Special Enrollment Period runs from […]
Californians who applied for health insurance through Covered California in 2015 will receive within the next weeks a 1095- A form. This is a health Insurance Medical Statement. In Section 1 it lists the health insurance policy name, the health insurance you were signed up with at the start & end date of coverage. Section 2 list the individuals […]
On November 20, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued proposed regulations that address a wide range of Affordable Care Act (ACA) benefit provisions that will be effective for 2017 plan years. Published each fall, these rules will be finalized in the spring for the following year. Here is an overview of some […]
As an insurance agent I am always eager to learn about new health insurance options, such as California’s 2016 Oscar Health Insurance for 2016 in California and Covered California. I make a point in trying each of the systems myself so I can share my experiences with my clients and potential clients . In 2014 […]
The open enrollment to apply for health insurance ends Janaury 31st 2016, there are still some Californians who decides not to carry health insurance . Here are is an overview of the tax penalty for 2016 . What happened if I do not pay health insurance in 2016? ● 2016 tax penalty: the annual individual responsibility payment is the greater of ○ 2.5%of the taxpayer’s household income that is above the tax return filing threshold for the taxpayer’s filing status, or ○The taxpayer’s flat dollar amount, which is$ 695 per adult and $347.50 per child, limited to a family maximum of $2085. ● However the total payment amount is capped at the cost of the national average premium for a Bronze level hath plan available through the Marketplaces in 2016 […]
Usually it’s safer to just get health insurance, rather than risking ending up having to pay doctors and hospitals thousands (or hundreds of thousands) of dollars. However, there is a case that is an exception to this rule. You might want to consider differently if you’re generally healthy and have a solid network of providers […]
A very low-key Special Enrollment Period for small businesses seeking group health insurance in 2016 ends on Monday, December 15th, 2015 in California . During this brief time period , from November 15th to December 15 2015, Small businesses who are seeking health insurance will not be required to meet the general enrollment guideline of […]
If you are only insured for part of the year, your penalty will be changed to reflect that portion only (vs. you having to pay as if you missed the whole year). For gaps in coverage of less than three months, you won’t have to pay a penalty. After 2016, a new change is being […]
Did you ever have the issue in the past that your prescriptions were not covered under your health insurance plan? Or that they had a separate out-of-pocket maximum as well as a separate deductible? Thankfully, that has changed under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Now under the ACA, every health plan has to offer a […]
Picking a health insurance plan can be a tough choice. Start by writing down the main features of the plans you are considering, and compare them with each other. Be sure to write down any questions you have regarding the plans, and look information up along the way. Gather together important details, such as whether […]
About Barbara SchmalzBarbara's strong sense of organization and hard work has allowed her to be a successful business expert in Los Angeles for 20 years. After handling the insurance matters for a manufacturing company for 5 years, Barbara decided to found Solid Health Insurance Services.
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