Wednesday April 16, 2014
Have you been assigned a case manager by your health plan? Have you been visited by a case manager in the hospital? Did your home health care company assign you a case manager?
If you're not sure what, exactly, a case manager does, what you can expect from her, and why you need one, you're not alone. Learn more in "What Does a Case Manager Do?"
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Friday April 11, 2014
If you're admitted to the hospital, nursing home, rehab facility, or home health care services, you'll need a good discharge plan to help make the transition home successful. Learn more about what a discharge plan is, how it works, and why it's such a big deal in "What Is Discharge Planning and & How Does It Work?"
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Wednesday April 9, 2014
If you're filing your taxes and afraid you'll have to pay the Affordable Care Act's tax penalty for being uninsured, don't sweat it. The penalty wasn't in force for 2013, so you won't have to pay it when you file this April 15th.
However, if you're uninsured right now, you may well owe a tax penalty when you file your 2014 taxes on April 15th of next year. Learn more about the tax penalty in "How Much Is the Health Insurance Penalty?
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Sunday April 6, 2014
If you're facing a job loss, divorce, or something else that will cause you to lose your health insurance, you've probably thought of signing up for a new plan on your state's Affordable Care Act health insurance exchange. But you can't sign up for an Obamacare plan on your health insurance exchange unless it's open enrollment, right? What do you do if you lose your health insurance when it's not open enrollment?
If this describes your situation, you're probably eligible for a special enrollment period allowing you a chance to sign up for a health plan on the exchange even though it's not open enrollment. Learn more in "Lost Your Health Insurance? Not Obamacare Open Enrollment? What Now?"