because some yahoo in my office said otherwise.
Since I have coverage through my employer, do I need to register anywhere? Or can I avoid all this bullshit at the Healthcare website?
I have been working with my employer clients (ranging in size from 2 to 200) on compliance issues since the law was passed and can hopefully help with a few questions:
1. The notices were required by the DOL for distribution to ALL employees whether you had qualifying coverage or not, and even if you were a part-timer who was not even eligible for the sponsoring employer's plan.
2. Anyone can drop their employer sponsored coverage and buy through an exchange in their state .. BUT.. you may not be entitled to a subsidy or tax credit if your employer sponsored plan meets two key criteria -
A. It is "affordable" as defined by the law. This means simply that SINGLE coverage does not cost you more than 9.5% of annual family income. Note that your contribution towards costs for coverage of spouse and children has no bearing whatsoever on the affordability test.
AND B. Your current health plan meets the "minimum value" standard set by the law. This basically means that it is likely to cover at least 60% of anticipated medical expenses. Unless you have a very high deductible or a limited reimbursement percentage, most employer sponsored plans pass the 60% test.
In short, if you have decent coverage through your employer at a reasonable cost, you are not likely to benefit from an exchange option.
If it makes anyone feel better, I have been through all sorts of cerifications and re-licensing over the past two months and I can't get the information I need for my clients through the so called professional portals either.
clear that we do not qualify for the exchanges because the company offers a qualifying plan.
But the thing is so damn confusing, I could see why no one would have the first clue about signing up or not!
Just in case they want to get in touch with you.
and that I buy too much out of the snack machine.
But you can rest assured that information is between you and your IRS navigator.
tens of millions of others.
I guess it wasn't enough.
$20 billion is one mammer jammer sum of money.
Money well spent!
As in Apple has "glitches" too.
I've verified my email address, and I've gone through the login page with my username and password.
But from there it goes to a completely blank page, with the address "https://www.healthcare.gov/marketplace/auth/userprofile"
Three different times I've logged in and gotten the same blank page.
our vital infrastructure - it's self defeating!
That's nice. And they said there weren't going to be any death panels.
Yes, we need to shut up and accept Obamacare as the law of the land. Ted Cruz, get off my lawn.