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Health insurance: Types and legislation

Health insurance is a type of insurance coverage that covers the cost of an insured individual’s medical and surgical expenses.

Insurers use the term “provider” to describe a clinic, hospital, doctor, laboratory, healthcare practitioner, or pharmacy that treats an individual. The “insured” is the owner of the health insurance policy or the person with the health insurance coverage.

Depending on the type of health insurance coverage, either the insured pays costs out of pocket and receives reimbursement, or the insurer makes payments directly to the provider.

In countries without universal healthcare coverage, such as the United States, health insurance is commonly included in employer benefit packages.

In the U.S., the number of people with insurance decreased from 44 million in 2013 to fewer than 28 million in 2016, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. The researchers put this down to recent changes in legislation.

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Health Insurance, Medical Insurance, Individual Health Insurance Quotes

Health insurance is a vital way to protect you and your family. Employer-sponsored health insurance remains the most common how Americans get coverage, but Medicare and Medicaid also cover millions of Americans. Also, individual health insurance and the Affordable Care Act exchanges are a way to get coverage. 

Here are answers to some of today’s most common questions about shopping for health insurance.

Am I still required to have health insurance? 

Congress ended the individual mandate penalty that required nearly all Americans to have health insurance. This means the federal government won’t fine you for not having insurance at tax time. That said, a handful of states have their own mandates that require health insurance. So, if you live in California, the District of Columbia, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Rhode Island or Vermont, you’ll need health insurance in 2020 or face a penalty. 

Is my employer required to offer me health

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Medicare

Do you qualify for Medicare? You might have Medicare plan options beyond the federal program, Original Medicare (Part A and Part B). Find out about Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, and Medicare Supplement plans.

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Health Insurance: Premiums and Increases

The increased cost of health insurance is a central fact in any discussion of health policy and health delivery.

In 2018 the average annual premium for employer-based family coverage rose 5% to $19,616 for single coverage, premiums rose 3% to $6,896. Covered workers contributed 18% of the cost for single coverage and 29% of the cost for family coverage, on average, with considerable variation across firms.

By comparison, annual premiums for 2017 reached $18,764, up 3 percent from 2015 for an average family coverage with workers on average paying $5,714 towards the cost of their coverage, according to the Kaiser Employer Survey, October 2018 and 2017, applying to employer-based insurance.

For those Americans who are fully covered, these cost realities affect employers, both large and small, plus the “pocket-book impact” on ordinary families. For those buying insurance on an exchange or private market plan for

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California Health Insurance, Medicare & More


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The purpose of this communication is the solicitation of insurance. Contact will be made by an insurance agent or insurance company.

Once enrolled into your Medicare Supplement insurance plan, your coverage is guaranteed for the life of the plan with only two exceptions/restrictions: nonpayment of premiums and material misrepresentation.

Anthem Blue Cross Life and Health Insurance Company is a PDP plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in Anthem Blue Cross Life and Health Insurance Company depends on contract renewal. Anthem Blue Cross Life and Health Insurance Company (Anthem) has contracted with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to offer the Medicare Prescription Drug Plans (PDPs) noted above or herein. Anthem is the state-licensed, risk-bearing entity offering these plans. Anthem has retained the services of its related companies and authorized agents/brokers/producers to provide administrative services

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Health Reform and Your Insurance Options

The world of health insurance is going through a lot of changes. If you’re trying to get your bearings, take a look at what’s different since the health reform bill became law.

The highlights:

  • No one can be denied coverage because of health problems they had in the past. This is known as a “preexisting condition.” In addition, health insurance companies cannot charge you more if you have a preexisting condition.
  • If you have children who are 19 to 26, they can stay on your insurance plan.

  • Insurance plans, with some exceptions, now cover some preventive medical services. You won’t need to pay a co-payment or reach the deductible first. These preventive services include certain vaccinations and screenings.


Health insurance Marketplaces are set up in each state or by the federal government. Marketplaces, also known as Exchanges, are websites where you can shop

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