Archive for the ‘children’s health insurance’ Category

Women’s Health Insurance: How to Choose the Best Plan

Posted on: August 28th, 2013 by SamTabes No Comments

Health insurance plans are tricky enough to navigate, but if you are a woman, you may have some additional needs that can only be met through specially tailored health plans.  Under the Affordable Care Act, certain preventative care services are made available to women without a copayment, but there are other factors that should be […]

Washington Health Plan Open Enrollment for Children Starts Soon

Posted on: March 12th, 2013 by SamTabes No Comments

According to the news release on, individual health plan enrollment for children starts March 15th and goes through April 30th in the state of Washington.  Insurance Commissioner, Mike Kreidler, urges residents to apply early if they are looking to add their children onto their family plan. The open enrollment periods are for all health […]

Options If Your Health Insurance Application Is Denied

Posted on: February 5th, 2013 by SamTabes No Comments

One of the main aspects of the health insurance industry has been the fact that they avoid giving coverage to the riskiest applicants, typically ones with pre-existing conditions.  While this makes business sense, it’s created a nation where millions of Americans struggle to find health insurance which can prevent them from falling into financial ruin. […]

Health Law Requires Pediatric Dental Coverage

Posted on: January 21st, 2013 by SamTabes No Comments

Health care reform is requiring that individual and small group health insurance plans sold on the state-based health insurance exchanges and on the private market offer dental coverage to children.  This is in response to the fact that tooth decay currently ranks as the number 1 chronic disease among children.  While this effort is commendable, […]

Health Care Reform and Premium Subsidies

Posted on: November 19th, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

The Actors Fund, a national human services organization that helps those in the performing arts and entertainment through social services, emergency assistance, health care and insurance information, put together a valuable article with some highlights of health care reform which is pertinent to those in this industry.  By 2014, everyone will be required to carry […]

President Obama’s Re-Election Secures Health Care Reform

Posted on: November 8th, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

President Obama has officially been re-elected and will be spending the next four years in the White House.  This implies, for many, that health care reform will stay intact and Americans can expect full implementation by the end of 2014.  The fate of health care reform has been hanging by a thread the past few […]

Ohio Health Insurance Coverage Increasing For Children

Posted on: September 24th, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

In Ohio, and much of the nation, the poverty level continues to remain stagnant, and in some parts it’s actually rising.  Despite this upsetting fact, the number of children without Ohio health insurance is decreasing which is a positive trend that experts expect may continue.  Specifically in Fairfield County in Ohio, children without health insurance decreased […]

California’s Healthy Families Health Insurance May Be Restored

Posted on: September 7th, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

California’s Governor Jerry Brown made a controversial move earlier this year to end the state’s Healthy Families Insurance Program for low-income children and cover them through Medi-Cal which is the state’s version of Medicaid.  This change to children’s health insurance in California was an effort to drastically cut costs, but is it working?  Now a […]

Arizona Health Insurance Extending Coverage to Children

Posted on: April 18th, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

Arizona health insurance will be seeing a change in coverage for their children as about 22,000 poor kids in the state gain health insurance coverage under a Medicaid deal through an agreement with the Obama administration.  Kaiser Health News’s article by Phil Galewitz says the agreement allows Arizona to use a combination of country dollars, […]

Children’s Health Insurance Update for 2012

Posted on: January 27th, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

Each state has their own structure for providing health insurance to children.  There are many updates throughout the nation for 2012, and it’s important you know how you may be affected if your child needs health insurance protection.  ”Child-only” plans are individual policies which are offered to children 18 and under with no guardian listed […]