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Posted on March 10, 2014
Self-employed individuals have until the end of the month to sign up for health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act’s marketplaces.
Self-employed individuals can purchase private insurance coverage from a range of options depending on income and residency, and potentially qualify for additional subsidies, like Medicaid or tax credits, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Open enrollment for 2014 coverage ends March 31 for self-employed individuals. An exception may be made if you have a life event, such as marriage, divorce, birth or adoption of a child, or job loss, that affords you a special enrollment period.
Posted by John Murawski on February 14, 2014
Blue Cross and Blue Shield is notifying 6,400 North Carolina applicants for subsidized insurance under the Affordable Care Act that they didn't submit a payment and their enrollment wasn't processed.
Posted by John Murawski on February 11, 2014
Blue Cross and Blue Shield chides competitors for not selling subsidized health coverage in North Carolina.
Posted by John Murawski on January 31, 2014
U.S. News has ranked Duke University Medical Center among the nation's top hospitals in the publication's 2013-14 hospital ranking.
Posted by John Murawski on January 20, 2014
Missing policies, lost policies, multiple policies and general confusion are plaguing legions of North Carolina residents who had rushed to sign up for health insurance by a Christmas Eve deadline. Some spend weeks trying to verify coverage so they can see a doctor, pick up prescriptions.
Posted by John Murawski on January 16, 2014
North Carolina merited a C grade for emergency care in hospitals, one of the higher-ranking states in the country and well above the national average, according to the American College of Emergency Physicians.
Posted by John Murawski on January 13, 2014
More than 107,000 North Carolina residents have selected a health insurance policy under the Affordable Care Act – the vast majority signing up in December after the crash-prone federal enrollment website underwent intensive repairs.