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Self-Funded Health Plans: 10 Terms to Know

Curious about self-funded health plans but confused by all the jargon? GoHealth is here to help with 10 terms you need to know before jumping into the world of self-funded healthcare: 1. Self-Funded Let’s start with the basics: What is a self-funded health plan? According to Health Care Administrators Association, a self-funded (or self-insured) plan […]

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Key Changes for Open Enrollment 2019

Have you looked into the Open Enrollment Period (OEP) for 2019 yet? Not only did registration begin Nov. 1, but the Dec. 15 deadline is looming! Don’t panic, we have you covered so that you can lock in your policy before then. Here are some important things to note about Open Enrollment 2019 before you […]

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The Deadlines for 2019 Open Enrollment by State

It’s that time of year again! The Open Enrollment Period for the 2019 Health Insurance Marketplace is here. The Health Insurance Marketplace is for those who do not have insurance through an employer, Medicaid, Medicare, or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Open Enrollment is the annual period established under the Affordable Care Act (often […]

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How can I use my health insurance coverage in 2018?

If you enrolled in a health insurance plan for 2018, there are many ways in which you can use your coverage to save time, money and maybe even a trip to the doctor’s office. Below, we explain how you can use your health insurance in 2018, plus the first steps to start using your plan. […]

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How do I avoid the tax penalty?

A recent GoHealth survey found that 95% of people don’t know the last date to enroll in health insurance coverage this year. If you miss the deadline, you may not be able to enroll in health insurance until next year, unless you experience a qualifying life event. It’s important to know the deadlines so you […]

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The Standoff: Health Benefit Plans vs. Short-Term Coverage

If you’re unable to enroll in major medical health insurance, you still have options. Two of the most common types of coverage are short-term coverage and health benefit plans. But which plan is right for you? Which plan will be the most affordable? Every situation is unique, so below we compare health benefit plans to […]

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Common Health Insurance Questions: How do I find a doctor in my network?

We’re about halfway through this year’s Open Enrollment Period, and it’s clear that everyone still has questions about health insurance. We turned to our health insurance experts to gather the most-asked consumer questions. To start, we’re going to focus on a big one: How do I find a doctor in my network? Below we explain […]

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How do I enroll in health insurance?

The 2018 Open Enrollment Period begins today! Remember, this year’s window to enroll in health coverage is six weeks shorter than last year. In order to find the cheapest plan available to you, you must enroll before December 15. Worried you won’t be able to get coverage? Are you busy taking care of kids, working […]

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Are you getting the cheapest health plan available?

When you shop for health insurance, what’s the number one thing you consider before purchasing a plan? If you answered cost, you’re not alone: a recent GoHealth survey found that the number one thing holding individuals and families back from enrolling in health insurance was affordability. If you want health insurance coverage that begins as […]

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Can I get an Obamacare subsidy for 2018 coverage?

Open Enrollment for 2017-2018 health insurance coverage will start on November 1, lasting through December 15, 2017. One of the key features of Obamacare is the opportunity for eligible Americans to access lower costs. But with the changing landscape of the health care industry, are lower costs still available? And if so, how can you […]

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