Preparing for Open Enrollment – Changing Plans and/or Enrolling in New Insurance

Review the fine details of annual open enrollment including information about employer-based and marketplace general enrollment, fees, and deadlines.
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A User’s Guide to the Health Insurance Marketplace

During open enrollment periods, consumers have access to a variety of new health insurance products through exchanges within each state, also known as Health Insurance Marketplaces.  This guide will help consumers understand the concept of…
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Exploring Drug Tiers and Formulary Exceptions

Your insurer’s drug list of covered drugs, known as a formulary, is the first step when working to save costs on your medications.   This piece discusses the basics of how drug formularies are organized and…
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Identifying the Right Policy Among a Sea of Options

Choosing insurance coverage is a big decision that can impact your family’s health and financial situation for the year. Before selecting a health plan for your family, it’s critical you know and can anticipate your…
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Making Sense of the Different Types of Plan Structures

This article discusses five types of insurance plans to help you better understand them. Knowing how each is structured will help you choose the right plan for you or your family.
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Migraine Matters

Patient Advocate Foundation is excited to share its expertise surrounding the challenges patients with migraine disease experience when it comes to financial stability, medical debt crisis and insurance products, all delivered in a new tool…
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Starting The Conversation On Costs With Your Doctor

This article explains how sometimes even with insurance, the costs associated with healthcare can be more than you expect or budget for.
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Filing a Formulary Exception

Designed for the cardiovascular community, this publication offers tips to insured patients who are facing uncovered medication needs and how to ask their insurance company to cover it through a formulary exception request.
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Resource Directory Built for Metastatic Breast Cancer Community

Directory supports patients’ specific needs in a fast and user-friendly manner Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) has launched the Metastatic Breast Cancer Resource Directory, a new patient-friendly search tool designed to provide critical nonprofit, community and…
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PAF Earns a 10th Consecutive 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

Exceptional designation sets patient-focused nonprofit apart from its peers.  Patient Advocate Foundation, a national nonprofit committed to helping patients diagnosed with chronic and life-threatening diseases overcome healthcare access obstacles, has received Charity Navigator’s esteemed 4-star rating.…
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