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I Already have Insurance through my Work – Can I Still Purchase a Policy through my State’s Marketplace?

on Mon, 06/03/2013 - 3:53pm

Yes, you may purchase health insurance through a Marketplace instead of through your employer.  However, if you purchase health insurance through a Marketplace instead of through your employer, you will no longer receive employer contributions toward your health insurance premiums and you will not be eligible for the Premium Insurance Tax Credit or for assistance with your cost-sharing obligations, regardless of your household income and/or size, if the health insurance offered through your employer is deemed ‘affordable’ (less than 9.5 percent of your annual household income for 2014

Preventive Care under the Affordable Care Act

on Tue, 05/14/2013 - 3:17pm

The Affordable Care Act includes many new measures that will improve patients' health, including the requirement that all insurance plans, including Medicare, cover many preventive services at no out of pocket cost to the patient. 

Preventive services include things like vaccinations, annual wellness visits, and mammograms.  

For more information on which services will be covered, please visit www.healthcare.gov.