Archive | February, 2016

Supporting Documentation for Marketplace Policies

Many individuals who enrolled in Marketplace policies during the Affordable Care Act open enrollment period may have received notification that supporting documentation (proof of income/citizenship) would need to be forwarded by a specific date to finalize qualification for subsidies. When required, this information is listed on the formal subsidy eligibility notice which is sent to […]

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I Will Just Work a Bit Longer……

Many of us recognize that we will be a bit short of money when we would normally stop working, so we prepare for our “final careers”. Rather than addressing our lack of preparation now we believe that a few more years in the workforce later will bail us out. If we can just find that […]

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Employees and Medicare

When we reach age 65 almost all of us qualify for Medicare coverage. Which parts, if any, we need to enroll in depends on our employment status. Those of us who are covered on plans with companies which have at least 20 employees are not as pressed to enroll in the various parts of Medicare […]

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I Can’t Find A Doctor Who Will See Me!

We have received phone calls from many individuals who signed up for health insurance through the Marketplace without a broker and are now struggling to find participating providers. Their key question: shouldn’t every provider who participates in a particular network be required to accept all patients enrolled in plans that use that network whether through […]

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What Do You Mean My Drugs Are Not Covered?!?!

One of our clients called and was very upset that her new insurance carrier would not cover the prescription she was trying to pick up at the pharmacy. She had filled this particular prescription before the 30-day renewal date and could not understand how the new carrier knew this and was frustrated that they would […]

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