Annual Family Premiums Now Top $16,000 On Average, With Workers Paying Nearly $4,600 Menlo Park, Calif. – Annual premiums for employer-sponsored family health coverage reached $16,351 this year, up 4 percent from last year, with workers on average paying $4,565 toward the cost of their coverage, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation/Health Research & Educational […]
• One in five Michigan residents rely on Medicaid for his/her healthcare–most are children. • A majority of Americans recognize the need for Medicaid and support it in polls. • Governor Snyder has stated that “every citizen should have access to affordable quality healthcare.” Medicaid is the only such option for many Michigan families. • […]
September 21, 2013 Open enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace is coming soon. Here’s how you can get ready to enroll starting October 1, 2013. 1. Find the Marketplace in your state and get your options & info. 2. Sign up for email or text updates about the Marketplace and connect with us on social […]
September 17, 2013 | In just two weeks, people across the country will begin to access affordable health insurance through the new health insurance marketplace, and Michigan’s Health Centers are training and preparing to help link Michigan residents with new coverage options. More than 175 Health Center outreach and enrollment staff members are becoming Certified […]
Basic Information 1. What is the individual shared responsibility provision? Under the Affordable Care Act, the federal government, state governments, insurers, employers and individuals are given shared responsibility to reform and improve the availability, quality and affordability of health insurance coverage in the United States. Starting in 2014, the individual shared responsibility provision calls for […]
Rights & Protections Whether you need health coverage or have it already, the health care law offers new rights and protections that make coverage fairer and easier to understand. Some rights and protections apply to plans in the Health Insurance Marketplace or other individual insurance, some apply to job-based plans, and some apply to all […]
The health reform law promises to deliver big changes in the U.S. health care system. But, as with other sweeping pieces of legislation, it can be hard to get the real facts about what it does. And it is all too easy for misinformation about the law to spread.