When to go to the doctor’s office, telemedicine, urgent care or emergency room

The emergency room can save your life if you’re seriously sick or injured. But for less severe complaints, you may get faster and less expensive treatment elsewhere. Knowing when you should go to your doctor, urgent care or the emergency room can save you a lot of money. Continue reading When to go to the doctor’s office, telemedicine, urgent care or emergency room

Accessing your digital ID card

Have you ever walked into a doctor’s office to realize you don’t have your insurance card? Maybe you left it on the counter at home or forgot to switch it to the new wallet you got for Christmas. Even if your insurance plan hasn’t changed since the last time you were seen, it is still important that your provider has the most up-to-date information on … Continue reading Accessing your digital ID card

Need health insurance coverage? Special enrollment period open through August 15.

The health insurance marketplace (healthcare.gov) will reopen under a special enrollment period running from Feb. 15 through Aug. 15. This allows anyone who may be uninsured, or underinsured, to sign up for a 2021 health insurance plan. What you need to know: If you enrolled in a 2021 health insurance plan with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas (BCBSKS), you do not need to … Continue reading Need health insurance coverage? Special enrollment period open through August 15.

What’s covered under the Affordable Care Act

Updated February 15, 2021– The health insurance marketplace (healthcare.gov) has reopened under a special open enrollment period running from Feb. 15 through Aug. 15. If you are uninsured, or underinsured, you can now sign up for a 2021 health insurance plan. Many Kansans are new to shopping for health insurance on the individual or family market this year. Understanding coverage with the Affordable Care Act … Continue reading What’s covered under the Affordable Care Act

Need health insurance for you and your family? Get the basics of the ACA in simple terms

Updated February 15, 2021– The health insurance marketplace (healthcare.gov) has reopened under a special open enrollment period running now through Aug. 15. If you are uninsured, or underinsured, you can now sign up for a 2021 health insurance plan. More people than ever are seeking health insurance on the Health Insurance Marketplace offered through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) during the special open enrollment period … Continue reading Need health insurance for you and your family? Get the basics of the ACA in simple terms

How to save on your monthly insurance bill with a premium tax credit

What is the premium tax credit? When you apply for health insurance on the Marketplace (www.healthcare.gov), you can see if you qualify for a “premium tax credit” to lower the amount you pay each month for the insurance plan. The amount of the premium tax credit depends on your estimated household income for the year you want coverage. How do I use the premium tax … Continue reading How to save on your monthly insurance bill with a premium tax credit

Prepare for the Open Enrollment Period for individuals and families

Get ready to enroll in your 2021 individual and family healthcare plan with this guided checklist. Open enrollment begins Nov. 1 and ends Dec. 15. Consider how much health insurance you and your family will need. Make a list of your family’s current and anticipated healthcare needs for the coming year. This includes surgeries, medicines or frequent medical care. Understand the plans available The Affordable … Continue reading Prepare for the Open Enrollment Period for individuals and families

Adding a new baby to your insurance plan

Congratulations! There is nothing sweeter than welcoming a new baby into your home. You probably already had a checklist of everything you needed to do – pack the hospital bag, install the car seat, and of course, don’t forget about adding your newest bundle of joy to your health insurance plan. The process of adding a new baby to your insurance plan is different based … Continue reading Adding a new baby to your insurance plan