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3 Reasons Temporary Health Insurance Is Better Than COBRA

When you’re facing a loss of medical coverage due to temporary gaps in employment or another factor, purchasing COBRA coverage could initially seem like the right choice to protect your health and finances. Under HIPAA, federal law requires employers with 20 people or...

The 3 things you should do first if you lose your job

Mandi Woodruff October 2, 2015 Losing a job unexpectedly is bound to leave anyone in shock. Once you get over the initial feelings of stress or even panic, it’s important to take a few steps that will make sure you can get back on track – with life and with your...

How to prepare for your energy company’s job cuts

http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/blog/2015/01/how-to-prepare-for-your-energy-companys-job-cuts/ BY JOE MARTIN JAN 27 2015   In an up-and-down industry like oil and gas, it's important to make sure you're ready in case your job is one of many being cut. In the...

COBRA coverage and the Marketplace

If you have COBRA continuation coverage from a job you’ve left, you can keep it. In some cases, you can buy a Marketplace health plan instead. COBRA and the Health Insurance Marketplace When you leave a job for any reason, you may be able to keep your job-based health...

The Quiet Obamacare Change That Could Save Businesses Thousands

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234432?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+entrepreneur%2Flatest+(Entrepreneur) BY TRENT BRYSON JUN 3, 2014 The Affordable Care Act's first open-enrollment period ended in April 2014, but some laid-off...

Special Enrollment Set for Shut-Out Workers

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-05-12/special-enrollment-set-shut-out-workers BY: TOM CORWIN MAY 12, 2014   CLEARWATER — In just minutes, Anne Fulcher of Rural Health Services Inc. had flown through creating an account for Pamula Burns on the...

Feds temporarily expand COBRA escape option

http://www.lifehealthpro.com/2014/05/05/feds-temporarily-expand-cobra-escape-option   BY ALLISON BELL MAY 5, 2014 The Obama administration is giving workers who have lost group health coverage an option many mistakenly thought they already had. The U.S....

COBRA and a Special Enrollment Period with the Affordable Care Act

A Special Enrollment Period with the Affordable Care Act. Losing or quitting your job can be a very tough time. It can be confusing, especially when your benefits are tied to your employment. Even more complicating is that the Affordable Care Act may seem confusing....

An Employee’s Guide to Health Benefits Under COBRA

An Employee's Guide to Health Benefits Under COBRA Table of Contents Introduction What Is COBRA Continuation Coverage? Who Is Entitled to COBRA Continuation Coverage? Your COBRA Rights and Responsibilities: Notice and Election Procedures Benefits under Continuation...

Health Care Reform And COBRA

Health Care Reform And COBRA Q1: Did the health care reform legislation extend the COBRA premium reduction (subsidy)? No. The new health care reform legislation, The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) as amended by the Health Care and Education...

Are COBRA insurance premiums deductible?

Q:  Are COBRA insurance premiums deductible? A: Yes they are deductible as a medical expense. You can only deduct the amount of medical expenses in excess of 7.5% of your Adjusted Gross Income and then only if you itemize deductions.