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2019 Open Enrollment Info Coloradans Need To Know

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

As open enrollment period (OEP) is set to begin across Colorado on November 1, 2018 and lasting until January 12, 2019, some Coloradans could see an increase in rates reaching 5.6%, while some may realize slightly lower premiums. Officials have touted this rate hike as an improvement, although paying more in Colorado’s state exchange is hardly something to look forward to. read more

4 Reasons Why the Popularity of Healthshare Programs is Skyrocketing

Saturday, April 28th, 2018

Coloradoans seeking alternatives to pricey health insurance plans now have an option to help pay for their healthcare that is rapidly gaining in membership. How can you benefit?

Healthshares: An Option Embraced By A Million and Growing

Healthshare programs are groups of people, usually attached to a church or related organization, who share healthcare expenses. Members’ monthly payments are used collectively to pay their qualifying medical expenses. Healthshare plans are a great option for those in relatively good health who want to cut costs. read more

Debunking Healthshare Myths

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018
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Healthshare programs are affordable healthcare alternatives that are growing in popularity — but they aren’t health insurance and aren’t regulated in the same way. This distinction leads to frequent questions of how healthshares work and gives birth to the occasional myth or two.

Let’s pull back the curtain and debunk a few myths about healthcare cost-sharing programs.

Myth #1: Healthshares Work Like Insurance

There are often some similarities between a healthshare program and traditional health insurance, but healthshares are not insurance. Healthshares come with some additional benefits, like PPO networks and often lower monthly costs — but are also based on a community of shared beliefs. read more

Outside Open Enrollment Alternative Coverage Options

Monday, February 5th, 2018
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Under the Affordable Care Act, the law requires all Americans to have healthcare coverage. If you fail to enroll in a health insurance plan during the open enrollment period, your family can be fined up to 2.5 percent of your annual income, which sounds a little scary.

However, if you missed purchasing a health insurance plan during open enrollment, you can rest assured that there are alternative coverage options available to you outside of the open enrollment period. read more

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