Understanding next Steps after Missing Health Insurance Open Enrollment

Experient Health is helping the community better understand healthcare reform thanks to a guest blogging opportunity with The Health Journal, a healthcare news magazine based out of Williamsburg, VA with a readership that stretches across the Peninsula and into South Hampton Roads.

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Richmond, VA (PRWEB) April 27, 2014

Missed the health insurance open enrollment deadline? Wondering what happens now?

"Unless you qualify for a hardship waiver, or meet one of a few exceptions (like being in prison or a member of certain Indian tribes), you’re going to have to pay a fine," writes Dayton Wiese, a health insurance benefits consultant with the Virginia Farm Bureau's Experient Health.

"New health reform laws required that most Americans purchase health insurance starting this year. The deadline for open enrollment was March 31, although many people were able to get an extension if they tried to sign up on healthcare.gov by that day."

Wiese, Experient Health's benefits consultant in the Tidewater, VA area, explains this and more in his latest guest blogging post for The Health Journal.

Experient Health is helping the community better understand healthcare reform thanks to a guest blogging opportunity with The Health Journal, a healthcare news magazine based out of Williamsburg, VA with a readership that stretches across the Peninsula and into South Hampton Roads.

Experient Health benefits consultants write about, among other topics, subsidies, understanding grandfathered plans, pre-existing conditions, and primary care physician shortages.

"The law says that if you didn’t get insurance (or have it already through your employer or through government-assisted plans such as Medicaid and Medicare), you have to pay a penalty," Wiese wrote in the latest edition. "You might have heard it called an individual mandate. Depending on your household income, that could mean a fine of a few hundred dollars."

Read the complete healthcare reform series here, or sign up for The Health Journal's newsletter, #Hashtags, to read these blog posts and more.

About Experient Health:

For years, Experient Health, a Virginia Farm Bureau company, has helped people find the right insurance coverage and get the most for their health care dollars.

The Richmond, VA -based group is dedicated to providing high quality health insurance options to customers in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC. As a result, its consultants, with an average of more than 20 years' experience, are intimately familiar with the states’ provider networks, products, and regulations.

Representing the top national insurance carriers, including Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and Aetna, Experient Health provides customers with multiple policy options designed to meet wellness needs and financial requirements.

Experient Health grew out of Virginia Farm Bureau and is a “hometown agency” in that it operates a network of more than 100 offices. However, it boasts the resources and technology of larger firms.

Consultants are available online, via phone, and through their offices.

Learn more at http://www.experienthealth.com, utilize the online health insurance quote calculator or contact a consultant directly at 855.677.6580.


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