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

Armed With Spiritual Clarity on Capitol Hill

Armed With Spiritual Clarity on Capitol Hill

by Don Ingwerson For today's blog I wanted to share with you a new metaphysical article from the Federal Committee on Publication site. This blog is about a December trip that Christian Scientists from Delaware took to visit Capitol Hill to talk to their representatives about a legislative effort  to promote an exemption to purchase health insurance as required by the Affordable Care Act. Josephine Bayard, an interior designer and owner of 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

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

Update: Who Covers Christian Science Care

Update: Who Covers Christian Science Care

by Don Ingwerson Each year I post the current information on who covers Christian Science care - information that the Federal Committee on Publication office has been collecting for the past several years. Here is their latest information: Various U.S. federal, state, and private health insurance plans provide for the reimbursement of Christian Science nursing care and practitioner treatment. The U.S. Federal Office is actively working to Continue Reading

Ensuring Health

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A guest post written by Ginny Nilsen When I recently saw a San Gabriel Valley Tribune article about insurance, it reminded me of when I told my parents that I was discontinuing my health insurance. I felt that my study of Christian Science was giving me an understanding of God that was meeting all my human needs – including my health care. But when my parents heard of my decision, they were very worried because I had experienced many health Continue Reading

Mandatory Insurance and Christian Science Care

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by Don Ingwerson The media is continually informing Americans about the upcoming requirement to purchase health insurance. Yet, many find confusing information when searching for what's available. I found the Chestnut Hill Benevolent Association website interesting as Executive Director Janiva Toler gathers information relating to healthcare insurance and Christian Science in, “Healthcare Answers: Insurance Companies and Christian Science Continue Reading

No Rate Shock for Exchange

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by Don Ingwerson In an effort to keep you informed as to the progress of ACA (Affordable Care Act), I have included a link to an article on the latest information on California’s Health Insurance Exchange: California's Health Insurance Exchange Sets Plans, Premiums; No 'Rate Shock.' Experts had warned that this new exchange, once established, would have considerably higher costs, which so far has not happened. There are 13 plans selected and Continue Reading