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‘Help! I Don’t Know Which Health Plan to Pick’

Which health insurance will you choose? On the surface, it’s a simple question — but it’s one that can be fraught with much anxiety. For those who have health coverage through work, the process can be as simple as reviewing your company’s health plan comparison sheets, calling your...
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Where to Get This Year’s Flu Shot for Less

With flu season about to rear its ugly head, now is the time to line up for your annual flu shot. Peak time for flu in the United States generally falls in January or February, but activity can erupt as early as October and it takes two weeks...
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Feds: Switch Plans, Save on Health Insurance

CHICAGO — “It pays to shop” is the message from the government, two days before the start of the third sign-up season under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. The Department of Health and Human Services released data Friday on next year’s prices in the insurance markets established...
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Married Same Sex Couples Now Have Health Coverage Parity

Same sex couples who are married can purchase a family health insurance plan without being concerned about any restrictions. The landmark Supreme Court case that legalized same sex marriage in June, Obergefell v. Hodges, paved the way for consistent insurance options for married same sex couples. “This provided...
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7 Ways to Save on Health Insurance

Health insurance costs are creeping ever higher. The Kaiser Family Foundation reports that average premiums will rise 5.1 percent in 2016 for the lowest-cost marketplace silver plans available to a 40-year-old nonsmoker earning $30,000 a year in 14 major cities. The increase will be lower for people with...
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The Only Time Short-Term Health Insurance Makes Sense

There’s only one time you should buy short-term health insurance — when you have no other option. “We call them Swiss-cheese policies,” says Sarah O’Leary, founder and chief executive of national health care consumer advocacy group Exhale Healthcare Advocates. “They are less expensive because you get what you...
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