Starting in 2014, the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, requires carriers to offer new categories of health insurance plans.
The open enrollment period for 2014 plans is October 1, 2013 through March 31, 2014.
Coverage for plans enrolled in before December 31, 2013 should begin on January 1, 2014. For those enrolling after December 31, 2013, coverage will begin the month following enrollment.
Starting in 2014, insurers can no longer reject you based on Pre-Existing Medical Conditions.
Available health insurance plans will vary from state to state.
Find your state to compare plans online and find the right plan for you and your family.
Our latest research on health insurance and healthcare cost topics important to consumers:
Our recent report comparing off-exchange premiums vs. on-exchange premiums continues to receive attention. The report examined the lowest premiums for four major off-exchange insurance companies in 39 states versus the lowest premiums found on-exchange for plans of the same metal tier. HealthPocket found that exchanges had cheaper metal plans available than the off-exchange companies in 35 […]Read More »
HealthPocket’s new Infostat examined the prevalence of additional vision, dental, and hearing benefits in Medicare Advantage (MA) plans. We found that 97% of MA plans offered at least one vision, dental, or hearing benefit in both 2013 and 2014. The percentage of plans that offered all three benefits decreased from 47% in 2013 to 42% […]Read More »
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