Call Us Today! 410-557-0811
Office Hours: 9am-5pm Est Mon-Fri

Archive for November 2013

Aetna’s weekly healthcare update-11/18/2013

http://www.aetna.com/health-reform-connection/reform-explained/health-reform-weekly.html   Health Reform Weekly A weekly compilation from Aetna of health care-related developments in Washington, D.C. and state legislatures across the country.   Week of November 11, 2013 It was another tough week for the rollout of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Last week President Obama apologized to Americans who are losing access to their…

Read More

Carefirst explains the ACA subsidies.

  https://member.carefirst.com/individuals/health-care-reform/know-covered-benefits.page?#?accordion=understanding-subsidies To help make health care more affordable, the ACA created two types of financial assistance, known as Subsidies, for low- and middle-income people who buy insurance on a public exchange: You may qualify for financial help to lower your monthly premium if your projected total household income in 2014 will be: less than…

Read More

Carefirst explains the metal level plans

https://member.carefirst.com/individuals/health-care-reform/know-covered-benefits.page?#?accordion=metal-level   Under the ACA plans (except high-deductible Catastrophic plans) must also fit into one of four-Metal Levels. Bronze, Silver, Gold & Platinum. These plans cover the same core benefits, but plans at each level have different monthly premiums and varying out-of-pocket costs. Also for people who qualify, the ACA has created subsidies to help…

Read More

Carefirst explains what is covered under ACA

https://member.carefirst.com/individuals/health-care-reform/know-covered-benefits.page?#?accordion=essential-health-benefits-&-no-cost-preventive-services   The law requires that all plans cover these Essential Health Benefits: Ambulatory patient services Maternity & newborn care Prescription drugs Laboratory services Preventive/wellness care Pediatric dental & vision care Emergency services Hospitalization Mental health/substance abuse services Rehabilitative/habilitative services & devices All plans also must offer preventive services at no charge. You won’t pay…

Read More

Carefirst explains the basics of ACA

  https://member.carefirst.com/individuals/health-care-reform/learn-the-basics.page?     Learn the Basics The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) guarantees that everyone has the right to buy a health insurance plan, and not pay more because of a pre-existing condition. The Reform Law offers special Subsidies to make health care more affordable for low- and middle-income people. It requires…

Read More

Carefirst explains 2014 ACA, The requirement to buy health insurance.

https://member.carefirst.com/individuals/health-care-reform/understand-requirement-to-buy-insurance.page?     Understand the Requirement to Buy Insurance Guaranteeing everyone health insurance coverage is one of the most important parts of the ACA. This concept works only when everyone is required to buy insurance. Here’s why this works: By guaranteeing that anyone can buy insurance, many experts think more sick and unhealthy people will…

Read More

Aetna’s weekly healthcare update-10/7/2013

Health Reform Weekly A weekly compilation from Aetna of health care-related developments in Washington, D.C. and state legislatures across the country.   Week of October 7, 2013 The much–awaited launch of health insurance exchanges brought a surge of interest but little actual activity as the federal website was clogged with visitors and challenged by technological problems…

Read More

Aetna’s weekly healthcare update-10-14-2013

Health Reform Weekly A weekly compilation from Aetna of health care-related developments in Washington, D.C. and state legislatures across the country.   Week of October 14, 2013 Public opinion polls in the past week have confirmed what everyone already knew – the government’s new health insurances marketplaces got off to a rough start. An AP-GfK poll…

Read More

Aetna’s weekly healthcare update-10-21-2013

Health Reform Weekly A weekly compilation from Aetna of health care-related developments in Washington, D.C. and state legislatures across the country.   Week of October 21, 2013 Republicans hoping to defund the Affordable Care Act (ACA) had a bad week last week.  Not only did the battle over the government shutdown not go their way, polls…

Read More

Aetna’s weekly healthcare uddate-10-28-2013

Health Reform Weekly A weekly compilation from Aetna of health care-related developments in Washington, D.C. and state legislatures across the country.   Week of October 28, 2013 With Congress now focused on dissecting the troubled rollout of health insurance exchanges, the Obama administration is making modifications to its marketplace schedule and is facing pressure to do…

Read More