Author: Jennifer McCarthy

Medicaid 101: What You Need to Know

For More Information on Health Insurance, Visit Our Health Insurance Guide While Medicaid is often a hot topic in political news, many U.S. citizens are unclear on the ins and outs of this government-funded healthcare option. This federally based program is designed to provide healthcare to low-income Americans who cannot otherwise afford health insurance. Medicaid’s …

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Small Business Health Insurance: An Employer’s Guide

For More Information on Health Insurance, Visit Our Health Insurance Guide New provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) set to go into effect in 2014 will have a significant impact on small business owners. The government defines a “small business” as one that employs fewer than 50 individuals. For purposes of this discussion we …

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Health Insurance for Children: A Guide to CHIP

For More Information on Health Insurance, Visit Our Health Insurance Guide. Any responsible parent will agree that health insurance for children is a vital tool for maintaining good health, but many families can’t afford costly premiums. Under the recent expansions provided by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), children may be eligible for government-funded health insurance. …

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A Health Insurance Disaster: Falling Down the Medicare Donut Hole

Today, we’re continuing the TSD writers series with health insurance insider, Jennifer McCarthy’s costly health insurance disaster. Be sure to read Jennifer’s guide to health insurance and her articles on student health insurance, health savings accounts and health insurance loopholes. Feel free to share your experiences in the comments, or reach out to the writers …

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Health Insurance Options: Health Savings Accounts vs Flexible Savings Accounts

For More Information on Health Insurance, Visit Our Health Insurance Guide Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and Flexible Spending Arrangements (FSAs) are tools designed to manage the spending surrounding your healthcare needs. Both of these tools offer an opportunity to save money in anticipation of future medical expenses, and HSA funds can even be used to …

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Health Insurance Loopholes to Watch For

For More Information on Health Insurance, Visit Our Health Insurance Guide. It may be tempting to think of health insurance as a product designed to keep your best interests in mind. In reality, health insurance is a profit-driven industry and your good health is not its primary goal. The first priority for employers and health …

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Understanding Student Health Insurance and Expenses

For More Information on Health Insurance, Visit Our Health Insurance Guide Americans aged 18-30 have always faced health insurance choices that are particular to their age group, especially college students. With the introduction of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), young adults now find themselves dealing with extra pressure to make smart choices. The ACA, also …

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The Simple Dollar Guide to Health Insurance

The state of health insurance today is one of America’s most heated debates. The Affordable Care Act, widely referred to as Obamacare, aims to revamp the American health care industry, and some provisions of the Act are already kicking in. In this rapidly changing environment, it pays to be aware of the fundamentals. As an …

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