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3 posts tagged with insurance by WCityMike.
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Will the Stimulus' "Second Chance" COBRA Election Period Cover Those Who Elected But Didn't Pay?

The American Recovery & Reinvestment Act helps unemployed people with their COBRA payments in two ways: it subsidizes 65% of their payments, and because this lower price makes it affordable for many who couldn't before, it allows people who didn't elect for COBRA the first time a second chance to elect for coverage. I was laid off on October 24, and I did elect for coverage on January 28. But I haven't paid yet. The grace period for payment ends in a few days, on Saturday — it has to either be paid online or postmarked by then. If I were to not pay, would I be given the same second chance as those who didn't elect the first time around — the difference being that I would have elected, but not paid? It's a substantial financial difference for me. A little bit more inside. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Mar 11, 2009 - 3 answers

How to Pick a Doc in a HMO/PPO? Chicago Loop Recommendations?

A twofold question, both procedural and specific, about doctors, insurance plans, choices, research, and, optionally, the downtown Chicago Loop area. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Jun 4, 2006 - 7 answers

Grace Period for Pre-Existing Conditions After Being Uninsured?

In Illinois, or nationwide, is there a policy or law that says that if you become uninsured, but resume health coverage within X number of days, you do not need to worry about pre-existing conditions? [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Oct 20, 2005 - 8 answers

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