In many states, Open Enrollment season has come and gone. If you missed the Open Enrollment window to renew, change or choose a health insurance plan, you’re not alone. Every year, millions of Americans miss the deadline to enroll in health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. Now you may be wondering what to do next.
These days, many Christians feel like they’re being told how to live their lives and care for their families, regardless of their values — especially when it comes to healthcare. In the push for mandates around COVID-19 vaccines, people of faith have fewer choices, or face penalties for making decisions that align with their beliefs.
In the holiday season rush, many households may have overlooked the approaching Open Enrollment deadline for renewing or changing health plans. The good news is, Open Enrollment is still happening in many states. There may be time to consider your options and make sure you’re choosing the right health plan for you, but don’t delay.
With all that our country and communities have faced over the past year plus, finding reasons to celebrate this Christmas may feel like more of a challenge than ever.
In a blow to those fighting to protect religious freedoms, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld New York State’s vaccine mandate for healthcare workers on Monday, December 13. Following a six-to-three decision, Supreme Court Justices turned away emergency requests for religious exemptions to New York’s vaccine mandate, brought forth by several nurses and doctors.
We’ve all read the headlines: inflation is on the rise, and doesn’t show signs of slowing down. While families are feeling the impact at the gas pump and grocery store, in 2022 they can also expect to see higher costs associated with healthcare.
In the rush to get ready for the holidays, health insurance may have taken a back seat to Christmas shopping and decorating. But while you’re checking off names on your Christmas list, keep this in mind: ‘Tis also the season for open enrollment.
This past year-plus has seen more than its share of challenges, which have in turn contributed to increased feelings of anxiety and depression for many. Holidays like Thanksgiving can add to the stress levels, but there’s a simple way to help us enjoy this time of year instead of stress about it: Gratitude.
There’s no doubt 2021 continued to disrupt healthcare as the pandemic dragged on. These disruptions are driving an increase in already high healthcare costs. Concerned about COVID-19, many providers limited access to care while people delayed critical medical services and screenings. This led to diseases like cancer and chronic conditions being diagnosed later, resulting in more extensive and expensive treatments.
Choosing Your Own Doctor Shouldn’t Come with A Higher Cost. With a Health Sharing Ministry, it Doesn’t Have To.
As a patient, you want to build a trusted relationship with your physician. You want your care to come from a qualified doctor you know — and who knows you in return. Traditional health insurance carriers, however, don’t always make it easy — or affordable — to receive care from your preferred provider.