health exchange

If you don’t have health insurance, you’ll have another chance starting this weekend to sign up on the health exchange, the online marketplace for health insurance. The open enrollment period opens this Saturday, November 15 th , and runs through February 15th. Many hospitals and health care providers offer help signing up. Ellen Humberston, Certified Application Counselor at the Bridge Community Health Clinic says there are several enrollment sessions where people can get help. “And so that...

Will Brady

Monday is the deadline to pick a plan on the federal health exchange, if you want your coverage to start January 1 st . Most insurance companies are extending the deadline to pay for that coverage…until January 10 th . Meanwhile healthcare groups in the Northwoods are seeing an uptick in the number of people asking for help signing up via the exchange. Myra Kubesh is a certified application assistant at Langlade Hospital. She says many people have questions about whether they qualify for a...

Its launch day for Wisconsins health exchange. Individuals will be able to compare and shop for health insurance plans online. One of the many questions raised by changes to the health care systemis what will happen to private insurance agentsnow that people have easy access to purchase insurance directly. WXPRs Natalie Jablonski sat down called up private insurance agent Brian Diel, and found out hes not too worried.

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State officials visited Rhinelander today to answer questions about the Affordable Care Act. About 30 people gathered in the conference room of the public safety complex in hopes of clearing up often-hazy understandings of changes to come. One of those people was Mike Barnes, who says he and his wife purchase their own insurance. “I’m just totally confused. I don’t know right or wrong – I say we’ve been carrying our own insurance for 24 years, we were self employed and it’s just very...

Daniel Oines

Northwoods residents looking to buy health insurance will have options when it comes to choosing a plan on the health marketplace. That’s according to a report from progressive advocacy group Citizen Action of Wisconsin. It ranks the Rhinelander Metro area in the 4 th tier for healthcare choice…with 3 insurance companies offering plans via the forthcoming health exchange. Tied in that category are Milwaukee, La Crosse and Superior. Madison and Fond du Lac will have the highest number of...