Tag Archives: children under age 19

Obamacare: options for single parent in California

How do I find an affordable health plan as a single parent in California?  Dude and Dad Dear Dude and Dad, If you do not have an employer plan offered to you, your first stop is  Covered California™ | Affordable Health Insurance which is your state’s health insurance “exchange”.    There, you will answer basic […]

Obamacare: kid’s Social Security survivor benefits are not income

My sister in law has recently lost her husband. The three kids are receiving social security income until the age of 18, that would of been paid to their father. When we are calculating income for my sister in law for AHC do we include the kids’ social security benefits? They are all minors and […]

Obamacare: the gap between Medicaid and exchange

My family and I Iive in Indiana. My spouse is on SSI and gets a weekly Worker Comp check, both are non- taxable. Our 14 year old son and I were told we don’t qualify for anything in the Affordable Care Act . I was told to sign up for Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) for […]

Have Medicaid and private plan — who pays what

When a child has health insurance (from Dad’s work) and also Medicaid, which one pays for what?  Last month, my daughter’s dad showed up with an ID card for her.  She still has Medicaid.  What do I do?  Double Insured Daughter Dear Double Insured Daughter,  You only need to give both ID cards to the […]

Obamacare: Employer’s plan for family too expensive

My husband and I have six children.  Our household income is around $37,000.  My job offers health insurance, but it would cost almost a third of my pay to cover our family.  I cannot afford to do that, for obvious reasons.  I then found out that we cannot get any help to buy health insurance, […]

Affordable Care Act: Dirigo plan ended; college student needs new plan

“Help…I insured my 18-year-old daughter on the former – “Dirigo Choice Health Plan” which ended December 31st, 2013.  She is now a college student in New Hampshire full time.  She has a shoulder condition for which she’s previously had labrum surgery and will probably need more surgery in the future.  She also has allergy/asthma/immunology conditions […]

Affordable Care Act: Subsidies offered to the self-employed

“My family has me, my husband, and our 13-year-old son.  When we apply for a subsidy, can we all apply or do you need to be employed in order to get it?   It looks like the whole family can apply, but I’m not sure.  My husband is a sole proprietor and that is our only […]

Tricare rules different from private plan/ Affordable Care Act rules

“My 19-year-old daughter is currently in school but will not be returning next semester. Can I still cover her under Tricare prime even if she is not registered full time in school?”  Dad in Mississippi Yes, your 19-year-old daughter can stay on your Tricare plan, even if she is not in school. Under Tricare Prime, […]