Michelle Andrews appears in the following:
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Figuring out the penalty for not signing up for health insurance is just one complication. Tax filers who made more money last year than they anticipated may have to pay back some of their subsidy.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
With a few exceptions, all the policies sold on New York's health insurance marketplace won't pay for routine expenses from doctors or hospitals not in their networks.
Friday, March 13, 2015
Insurers sometimes wrangle with patients and for months before paying a bill. A new six-month waiting period will give consumers time to resolve disputes and avoid having their credit ratings dinged.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Under the federal health law, employers with 100 or more full-time workers can enroll them in the company plan without their say as long as the coverage is deemed affordable and adequate.
Friday, March 06, 2015
The Labor Department rule guarantees legally married same-sex spouses can take unpaid time off to care for one another or sick relative, even in states thatdon't recognize the marriage.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Young adult children may have more options than their parents in choosing health coverage. So they may want to go their separate ways when shopping for insurance.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Some physicians can be in-network when working at one office but not when they are at another. Or they may belong to a medical group that is affiliated with your plan, but they don't participate.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
UnitedHealthcare's request to be included in Covered California ran afoul of a policy that penalizes insurers that chose not to join the statewide exchange when it opened in 2014.
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Aetna beneficiaries can reconsider their Part D choices after the insurer incorrectly identified some pharmacies as being in-network, dropped others and removed some from the preferred network.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Mistakes are made. If the health insurance marketplaces screw up in calculating subsidies for consumers, it's the individual who is likely to be on the hook for repaying the excess.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Hospitals in the state are among the leaders in developing alternatives to medical liability litigation. A recently enacted law helps consumers who want to challenge hospitals and doctors.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
The health law requires people to report their coverage status at tax time. Those without insurance or those who received subsidies will have to fill out new forms.
Tuesday, January 06, 2015
Despite the intensifying efforts to turn back the obesity epidemic, Medicare and many private health plans are reluctant to pay for four medicines approved to help people shed pounds.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
While you can keep your private plan after you join Medicare, it may not make much sense financially. For one thing, you'd be disqualified from receiving marketplace premium subsidies.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Although egg freezing is the perk of the moment at some high-profile companies, the benefit isn't often available, even for women with serious illnesses that could affect their fertility.
Friday, December 12, 2014
Some consumers mistakenly think that having access to skimpy coverage at work means they won't qualify for subsidies if they are interested in a more complete policy on the health care exchanges.
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
When is a voluntary program no longer voluntary? That's the question about corporate wellness programs, which give employees hefty financial incentives to undergo health screenings.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Coming of age can also mean a whopping 58 percent jump in the cost of your insurance. Shop carefully to pick a plan that strikes the right balance between benefits and cost.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
While several states have approved so-called right-to-try measures that aim to give patients with life-threatening illnesses access to unapproved drugs, drugmakers don't have to comply.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Consumers can sign up for health insurance through the online marketplaces anytime from Nov. 15 to Feb. 15. But waiting can trigger medical bills and the health law's penalties.