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.

2021 legislative update on Kansas health insurance laws

As 2021 gets underway, both federal and state legislative and regulatory changes are expected to modify health plan benefits for Kansans. Below, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Vice President of Government and Community Relations, Sunee Mickle provides an update on how a few of these changes may affect our members. As the largest health insurer in Kansas, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of … Continue reading 2021 legislative update on Kansas health insurance laws

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

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

What is a Medicare Supplement Insurance Select plan?

Medicare Supplement Insurance is a type of health insurance plan that helps cover the gaps in Original Medicare. Gaps include coinsurance, copayments and deductibles. Original Medicare, Parts A and B, is offered by the federal government while Medicare Supplement plans are sold by private insurance carriers. Medicare Select plans are a type of supplement plan in a service area that offers a lower monthly premium … Continue reading What is a Medicare Supplement Insurance Select plan?

Understanding health insurance

Health insurance can be confusing but here at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas we don’t want it to be. We are here to help you understand all the ins and outs of health insurance. What is health insurance? The first step is understanding what health insurance really is. Health insurance is there to help cover your medical expenses. Similar to how auto insurance … Continue reading Understanding health insurance