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Can I Pay For Contacts Or Glasses With My Health Insurance?

Some insurance plans may include coverage for contacts and glasses, though most don’t.

03/12/2014

(The US government's web site with official information about the new health care law is at healthcare.gov.)

Nearly 160K Pennsylvanians Enrolled In Health Insurance Through February

February enrollment brings the number of previously uninsured Pennsylvanians, now enrolled in plans through healthcare.gov, to nearly 160,000.

03/11/2014

What Is The Difference Between Co-Insurance And Co-Payments?

Co-insurance and co-payments are different forms of cost sharing between you and your insurance company.

03/06/2014

Do I Lose My Health Insurance If I Am Laid Off Or Fired?

If your health insurance is provided by your employer, you will lose coverage if you are laid off or fired. But there are options to stay covered.

03/06/2014

What Is The Difference Between An HMO And A PPO?

The difference between an HMO and a PPO is in their costs and health care options.

03/06/2014

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Obamacare: What Every Small Business Owner Needs To Know

The Affordable Care Act helps business owners acquire and pay for health insurance for their employees. Find out if your business qualifies.

03/03/2014

Can My Health Insurance Cover My Unmarried Partner?

Some insurance companies allow policies to be extended to unmarried partners.

02/27/2014

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3 On Your Side: Health Insurance Enrollment Deadline Fast Approaching

Enrollment had a rocky start, but now seems to be gaining steam. President Obama today said about 4 million people have signed up for health insurance through federal or state marketplaces set up under his health care law. With the deadline to enroll just a little more than a month away, 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan finds there’s a final push to get the word out.

02/26/2014

How Do I Choose A Doctor?

Finding a new primary care physician takes time, patience and research. Start by considering your personal needs.

02/26/2014

How Do I Use My Health Insurance?

A main goal of Obamacare is to switch the nation’s healthcare system from one that focuses on treating illness to one that works to prevent illness and promote health and longevity.

02/26/2014

What Is An Insurance Card?

Different insurance companies have different formats for their insurance cards, but all cards contain the same basic information.

02/25/2014

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Area Health Care Chain Says It Will No Longer Hire Workers Who Smoke

Main Line Health says it will no longer hire tobacco and nicotine users after May 1st. In addition, it says it will require its current employees who smoke to pay a surcharge for their healthcare benefits.

02/24/2014

Where Can I Get Care?

Your insurance company and state government maintain directories of doctors. These can be great starting places for learning where to get care.

02/23/2014

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Stigall Criticizes Healthcare.gov For Going Off-line On National Youth Enrollment Day

Anyone who tried to enroll on Friday was met with a message indicating the sight would down for maintenance through Saturday morning.

02/17/2014

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Health Benefits May Be Cut For Retirees

Private employers are not required to provide retiree benefits, and federal law does not prevent them from cutting the benefits they do provide – unless they’ve promised not to.

01/23/2014

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