Tag Archives: health insurance

COBRA: What is it? How does it work?

COBRA, known in full as the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, allows qualified workers to continue employer-sponsored health care coverage most commonly for 18 months after they leave their job.  If you meet the eligibility requirements, you have the COBRA…

Should I contribute to a FSA or an HSA to supplement my health insurance?

You made all of the big decisions about health insurance, and you finally have your health care plan in place….that should be enough, right? There’s one more decision you may want to consider – whether or not you are eligible…

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Baby health insurance: Coverage options for new parents

Did you know delivering a baby without health insurance can cost upwards of 10,000? Starting a family can be nerve-racking. Add in the confusion of health insurance and you’re probably thinking growing your family will be difficult and expensive. If…

 

What is coinsurance and copay?

Your 15-year-old daughter has been playing soccer since she could walk. At last weekend’s game, she collided with another player, injuring her knee. An x-ray, MRI and walking cast later, you both leave the emergency room exhausted. Weeks later, the…

I’m healthy, so what will insurance mean to me?

If you think being healthy and young means you don’t need health insurance, think again. Even if you are at a low risk for serious medical conditions, medical emergencies can happen at any time. In those cases, insurance will protect…

Introducing “Your Questions, Answered.”

Welcome to Health Insurance Central! AHealthierMichigan.org has always been about educating Michiganders on health and wellness.  With health reform on the horizon and many changes to health insurance already here, navigating health insurance as an individual is more confusing and…