One of the most popular features of the Affordable Care Act is the provision which lets young adults stay on their parents’ health insurance plans until the age of 26. It’s let thousands of young adults squeezed by an unforgiving job market stay on health insurance when they’d otherwise have to take their chances as . . . → Read More: Will Your Insurance Cover Your Child’s Pregnancy?
Talking to some neighbors this week, we realized that many Californians have never heard of the Family PACT program which provides basic healthcare and family planning services. Well, if you live in California and are either uninsured or underinsured, Family PACT is definitely a program that you should look into, if not for yourself than . . . → Read More: Family PACT Can Help Uninsured Californians Get Basic Healthcare and Family Planning
We’ve been talking a lot about healthcare reform changes and open enrollment lately, but we received an interesting COBRA question over the weekend, so we thought we’d talk about it this morning. The question was this:
My husband was laid off over a year ago. I’ve just found out that I’m three months pregnant. Even . . . → Read More: COBRA Health Insurance: What Can I Do If My COBRA Health Insurance Runs Out While I’m Pregnant?
California public health officials are now calling for elderly adults, children and pregnant women to get vaccinated against whooping cough. With 1,500 cases of whooping cough (pertussis) reported in California this year, officials believe the epidemic is on track to be the worst in the state since 1950. Five infants in California, all under three . . . → Read More: 1,500 Cases of Whooping Cough Now Reported in California; Officials Call for Vaccinations of Elderly, Children and Pregnanc Women
By now, most of you know that under healthcare reform, health insurers carrier are required to allow parents to add adult children up to the age of 26 to their health insurance policy. The new healthcare reform law is expected to be lifeline to health insurance for young people who have otherwise aged out of . . . → Read More: Healthcare Reform: Health Insurance and Adult Children, Whose Health Insurance Is It?
We’ve already talked about how healthcare reform will prohibit health insurers from discriminating against pregnant women on the basis of pre-existing conditions starting in 2014, but today we thought we would talk a bit more about what kinds of changes might be able to help you if you’re pregnant between now and 2014.
As part . . . → Read More: Healthcare Reform: Pregnancy and Preventive Care
Today we thought we’d cover a health insurance topic that touches every parent: what can parents-to-be expect health insurance to cover after pregnancy and childbirth. After the birth of a new baby, the last thing new parents want to deal with is being hustled out of the hospital by their health insurance, but what can . . . → Read More: Pregnancy, Maternity Care and Health Insurance