New Mom Benefits

    Posted by Unity Health Insurance on March 31, 2017

    Being a New Mom & a Unity Member Has Its Benefits!

    New moms can now get an electric breast pump as a benefit from Unity Health Insurance. Unity will cover an electric or manual pump as long as it is not hospital grade. If you are a new mom and a Unity
    member, please talk to your doctor or nurse about how to get your pump.

    If you are a 9 Months & MoreSM member and have questions about this new benefit and your program gift option, please call 608.821.4907.

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    Topics: Qualifying Events, Member Newsletter

    Exciting New Benefit for New Moms in 2017

    Posted by Unity Health Insurance on December 23, 2016

    The benefit for new mothers will change in 2017.

    A woman may receive an electric breast pump as a benefit from Unity Health Insurance. Unity will cover an electric or manual pump as long as it is not hospital grade. Talk to your doctor or nurse about how to receive your pump.

    If you are a 9 Months & MoreSM member and have questions about this new benefit and your program gift option, please call (608) 821-4907.

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    Topics: Qualifying Events, Member Newsletter

    Whooping Cough Vaccine

    Posted by Unity Health Insurance on December 23, 2016

    You can protect your baby by making sure everyone who is around your baby is up-to-date with their whooping cough (Pertussis) vaccine.

    When your baby’s family members and caregivers get a whooping cough vaccine they are protecting their own health. They are also helping form a “cocoon” of safety from whooping cough around the baby.

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    Topics: Qualifying Events, Member Newsletter

    What are the Most Common Qualifying Events for Health Insurance in Wisconsin?

    Posted by Unity Health Insurance on June 14, 2016


    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has changed a lot of things about health insurance. One of the changes people are still getting used to is the fact that you can’t get health insurance any time you want it. You can only buy it during Open Enrollment – unless you have a qualifying event for health insurance. Then you get access to a Special Enrollment Period (SEP).


    The government is very specific about what counts as a health insurance qualifying event.

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    Topics: Special Enrollment Periods, Qualifying Events

    How Do You Go About Buying Health Insurance After Open Enrollment?

    Posted by Unity Health Insurance on April 29, 2016


    About 33-million non-elderly people didn’t have health insurance last year. About half of these people could have gotten financial assistance to pay for it.1 Instead, most are liable to pay a fine for not having insurance!


    Unfortunately, you can’t just go out and buy health insurance when you want it.  The Affordable Care Act (ACA) created “Open Enrollment” periods when everyone can sign up for health insurance. To get health insurance in 2016, you would have had to buy it between November 1, 2015 and January 31, 2016.

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    Topics: Special Enrollment Periods, Qualifying Events, Affordable Care Act (ACA)

    How Do You Get Health Insurance for Newborns?

    Posted by Unity Health Insurance on April 22, 2016


    If you’re about to become a parent or recently became one, making sure you have baby health insurance is important. Below are a few ways to get health insurance for babies.

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    Topics: Special Enrollment Periods, Qualifying Events, Individuals and Families

    Is Loss of Income a Health Insurance Qualifying Event?

    Posted by Unity Health Insurance on April 19, 2016


    The short answer is no, income loss alone does not count as a qualifying event for health insurance. However, you may have some options.


    People Who Have Subsidies for Health Insurance

    Some people receive subsidies to help pay for their health insurance costs. These subsidies are based on estimated income for the year. But what happens if the income estimate turns out to be way too high? Is that a health insurance qualifying event?

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    Topics: Special Enrollment Periods, Qualifying Events

    Is Divorce One of the Qualifying Life Events for Special Enrollment?

    Posted by Unity Health Insurance on April 6, 2016


    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) only allows people to buy health insurance during one open enrollment period each year. This year, that period is November 1, 2016 – January 31, 2017. Along with this restricted time frame, the ACA also fines most people if they don’t have insurance – sometimes the fine is thousands of dollars!


    If you just got a divorce, it may be slim comfort to know that it may cause a qualifying event for special enrollment.

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    Topics: Special Enrollment Periods, Qualifying Events

    Health Insurance After Losing Job – A Struggle for Many Singles in Wisconsin

    Posted by Unity Health Insurance on April 1, 2016

    Did you know that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) generally makes everyone have insurance or pay a fine, even if they are single and unemployed?


    Fortunately, losing health insurance after losing your job (even if you chose to quit) triggers a “Special Enrollment Period.” That means you have 60 days from the date your job ended to find new insurance. If you don’t find coverage within 60 days, you may have to pay the fine. In 2016, the fine is 2.5 percent of your income or $695 – whatever is higher.

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    Topics: Special Enrollment Periods, Qualifying Events

    How Do I Get Health Insurance Help in Wisconsin?

    Posted by Unity Health Insurance on March 31, 2016


    It can be hard to sort through all of the rules of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Many people need health insurance help, both to understand the rules and to pay for the coverage.

     

    Luckily, help of both kinds is available – if you meet the criteria!

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    Topics: Special Enrollment Periods, Qualifying Events