So you’re worried about your health insurance given the coronavirus epidemic. You’re not alone. Whether you have or had job-sponsored insurance, or were on the state exchanges, or were uninsured before COVID-19 hit, it’s a topic of concern. Here are some situations, with answers. You lost your job and need insurance to replace employer-sponsored insurance. […]
(Posted August 2019; updates planned) How do you buy health insurance? We are frequently asked to help people buy health insurance. Our specialty is the cost of health care, not buying insurance. We don’t do individual consultations on what insurance to buy. We’re not really qualified for that, and also people must be certified and […]
Summary: So my insurance co-op is closing, leaving me suddenly uninsured or nearly so. What should I do? I get my health insurance through Health Republic Insurance of New York. I am not a licensed insurance broker, and I do not want to give anybody any advice about what they should do, but I’ll talk […]
SUMMARY: We were surprised by the companies New Yorkers chose for their insurance providers under the Affordable Care Act. New York state residents , like others in states that built their own health-care exchanges, are signing up for health care under the Affordable Care Act in bigger numbers than those in states dependent on the […]
SUMMARY: Buying insurance on the new insurance exchanges can be hard. You’ve heard variations of this before, and now here’s mine. Doctors backing out, sites crashing, deadlines approaching — the full bouquet.