Affordable Care Act Resources

Affordable Care Act Resources

by Don Ingwerson March 31st is just around the corner and for anyone who still has questions about the Affordable Care Act, I thought these resource links posted by the Federal Committee on Publication office may be helpful: The christianscience.com website our ACA FAQs page our Insurance page our "How can I help?" page Third-party websites https://www.healthcare.gov (the official website for information on the Continue Reading

Frequently Asked Questions About California’s Health Insurance Marketplace

Frequently Asked Questions About California's Health Insurance Marketplace

by Don Ingwerson The implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has led to the creation of state health insurance marketplaces. California's marketplace is called Covered California and is designed to be an easy way for someone shopping for health insurance to compare benefits and costs. Covered California has a webpage with frequently asked questions about this marketplace, including when insurance is available, what type of insurance is Continue Reading

ACA Penalty Does Not Kick in Until March 31, 2014

ACA Penalty Does Not Kick in Until March 31, 2014

This new information from the Federal Office was just posted January 14, 2014 and I thought it would be helpful to pass it along to my readers here in Southern California. As noted previously, under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), this year (2014) virtually all Americans will need to either have a medical health insurance plan that meets federal requirements, or pay a tax penalty. (Those who are enrolled in Medicare Part A or another government Continue Reading

2014 ACA Decision Flow Chart for Christian Scientists

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This is the year that the Affordable Care Act takes effect, and I thought this flow chart from the Federal Office might help anyone needing some guidance on insurance. This information is found here: 2014 ACA decision flow chart for Christian Scientists. Beginning in 2014, under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), virtually all Americans will need to have a medical health insurance plan that meets federal requirements, or pay a tax penalty. So, Continue Reading

Deepening My Understanding of Health Care

Deepening My Understanding of Health Care

Here in Southern California, just as in other parts of the country, people have many views on whether the Affordable Care Act, in effect January 2014, will be the country's health panacea. At this time we call to your attention from the US Federal website Evan Mehlenbacher's spiritual blog that lifts thought above politics and into an inspired view of where health comes from. If you live and listen to the media in the United States, the word Continue Reading

Important ACA Updates

Important ACA Updates

by Don Ingwerson Beginning in 2014, under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), virtually all Americans will need to have a medical health insurance plan that meets federal requirements, or pay a tax penalty. (Those who are enrolled in Medicare or another government health plan will be treated as complying with the law; those enrolled in an employer-sponsored health plan should check with their employer to confirm whether the plan is ACA-compliant.) Continue Reading

High-Deductible Insurance Plans and the ACA

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by Don Ingwerson Recently the Committee on Publication Federal Office posted new information on high-deductible insurance plans and how they fit in with the Affordable Care Act. I hope you find this information helpful as you go forward with any possible search for health insurance. To read this article on the original site, click here: High-deductible insurance plans and the ACA. High-deductible plans (also sometimes called Continue Reading

Former Intern Discusses the ACA

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Elodie Reed, the Government Relations Division's Summer 2013 intern, is now a reporter for New Hampshire's Monadnock Ledger-Transcript. In her hot-off-the-press article, "Find a health care voice: The individual mandate, individualized," Elodie discusses Christian Scientists and the Affordable Care Act. Check out Elodie's article! You may also be interested in Elodie's metaphysical perspective on her summer interning with the Government Continue Reading

Affordable Care Act Updates

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by Don Ingwerson We're coming down to the home stretch in terms of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and many questions are still being asked. The Federal Office hosted an online Town Hall Meeting titled "The Affordable Care Act and You" on September 24th and for anyone who wants to review it or missed it the first time, there is a replay available. I also wanted to give you some new information and helpful links on the state Continue Reading

Town Hall Forum on the ACA

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by Don Ingwerson The Affordable Care Act is about to go into effect, and the Federal Office will be hosting a live audio town hall event on September 24th at 7:30 EDT. I posted this blog last Thursday, but many of you have asked for this information again! Here is what the Federal Office has sent out to encourage participation in this important event. (To read this announcement on the Federal Office website, click here: September 24 Town Hall Continue Reading