As of October 21, MyChart launched its new look. MyChart is our secure online portal for members 18 years of age and older. With MyChart, you can see your insurance information and parts of your UW Health medical information.
Releasing Health Information
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) generally requires that we obtain an authorization to release Protected Health Information (PHI) to your family or a friend (some exceptions may apply). If you would like us to discuss your information with someone other than yourself, please fill out the Authorization for Disclosure of Protected Health Information form, which is available at QuartzBenefits.com/phiform or in QuartzMyChart. You can specify which information may be released to named people or entities. You may authorize anyone, including a friend, a family member, or an employer or potential employer. Once completed, you can return it to Quartz and an authorization will be entered to allow release of the requested information.
As a requirement of the Affordable Care Act, your 2017 federal tax return will ask if you and your dependents had qualifying health care coverage in 2017. The 1095-B Form will detail your 2017 coverage and should be kept with your tax records.
Cost is the first and sometimes only factor many consider when choosing low cost health insurance in Wisconsin. Whether picking an employer-sponsored plan, shopping for a policy on the Health Insurance Marketplace or working directly with and insurance company, people want to get a low cost health insurance insurance plan with no surprises.
However, there are a couple of things to keep in mind. You will be charged more for even low cost health insurance if you smoke, are older, have a lot of people on your policy, or live in a high medical cost area.
If you bought an individual or family medical insurance plan in Wisconsin for 2016, did you know that you’ll automatically be re-enrolled in the same (or similar) plan for 2017?* If you like your medical insurance and it fits your needs, this might be the right choice. But what if the cost of your insurance is going up? What if the similar plan isn’t exactly what you want?
According to a recent Princeton / Harvard study, alternative work arrangements have been on the rise since 2005. “Alternative” includes temporary help agency workers, on-call workers, contract workers and independent contractors or freelancers. Almost all of the net employment growth in the U.S. economy from 2005 to 2015 seems to be from alternative work arrangements.
The study proposes that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) could have contributed to the growth of alternative work arrangements.
Finding the right family health insurance can be daunting. First, you have to understand the terms. Then, you have to understand the small but important differences between plans. Having a good idea of how your family actually uses health care can also help you choose the right plan. Here are some tips that may help.
Because of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), most insurance plans are very similar. They’re grouped into five levels – catastrophic, bronze, silver, gold and platinum. You can go to the Health Insurance Marketplace to compare health insurance plans at every level from every company. Chances are, the features and price are very much the same.
That’s when it’s good to know the important differences between health insurance companies. Here are a couple of questions to answer when you compare health insurance companies in Wisconsin.