Health Insurance and Medicare Videos
Lesson 3: Tips for Success and Savings
- Lesson 1: The ABCs (and D) of Medicare
Let’s sort out the alphabet soup of Medicare and the different types of health insurance plans. Like what’s the difference between Part A and Part D?
- Lesson 2: Forms, Deadlines, and Penalties
Knowing what you need, and when, can save you money in the long run. With Medicare, timing comes into play 3 months before you turn 65.
- What Your Doctor Should Know About You
A little prep and honest conversation can make your next doctor’s appointment more productive.
- Turned Away From the ER
Brian Brieske recounts his brother’s struggle with bipolar disorder and the day he committed suicide. Two years later, details of an emergency room visit reveal how hospital staff handled his brother’s mental health crisis.
- Deadly Delay: Inside an Arkansas ER
Randy Strickland, a volunteer at North Metro Medical Center in Arkansas, came to the emergency room after experiencing nausea and vomiting. What led his family to call 911 from the waiting area so he could be rushed to a different hospital?
- Rising Insurance Costs
Is the new law to blame for rising costs of employer insurance?
- Penalty vs. Insurance
What happens if people choose to pay the penalty rather than buy insurance?
- High Deductibles
Why do some Marketplace insurance plans have high deductibles?
- Insurance Companies
Are insurance companies sabotaging “Obamacare”?
- Enrollment Troubles
Can the deadline be extended for people still having trouble with enrollment?
- Full Interview
See how the president answered questions about the Affordable Care Act.
- Medicaid Expansion
What do you do if you can’t get Medicaid and you can’t afford insurance?
- Access to Care
Why aren’t more doctors, hospitals, and pharmacies joining the Marketplace plans?
- Affordable Insurance
What do you do if you still can’t afford health insurance?
- What You Should Know About the ACA
An overview of the new health care reform act in two entertaining minutes
- What Is an Insurance Cap?
When it comes to health insurance, it's important to know what an insurance cap is and if you have one.
- What Is the Difference Between Coinsurance and Copay?
Sometimes when you go to the doctor you have to pay the coinsurance or a co-pay but what’s the difference?
- What Is the Difference Between Wellness and Preventive Care?
Maybe you've heard the terms \"wellness\" and \"preventive\" when it comes to health care, but what's the difference between them?
- What Are Essential Health Benefits?
Plans offered through the health insurance Marketplaces are all required to have essential benefits, but what are they?
- How Long Can You Stay on Your Parents' Insurance?
With the changing healthcare laws, many people aren’t aware of how long their child can stay on their health insurance.
- What Is the ACA?
Health care reform kicks in on Jan. 1, 2014, with the Affordable Care Act, also nicknamed “Obamacare.”
- What Is a Flexible Spending Account?
A flexible spending account might help you pay for your health care costs.
- What Happens Jan. 1, 2014?
On New Year’s Day 2014, something big is happening in the world of health care.
- What Is the Insurance Marketplace?
The health insurance Marketplace is where people can go to get affordable health insurance.
- What Are Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum Levels?
We know what bronze, silver, and gold mean to athletes, but what do they mean in relation to health care?
- What Is a Catastrophic Health Plan?
A catastrophic health plan sounds like it should cover catastrophes, but what is it really?
- What Is a Donut Hole?
A donut hole is a tasty treat, but what does it have to do with health insurance?
- What Is an Allowable Amount?
Copays, deductibles, and other health care expenses can be confusing, so what is an allowable amount?
- What Is a Pre-existing Condition?
With the ACA, changes are coming for people who have pre-existing conditions and have been denied insurance coverage.
- What Is the Individual Mandate?
In 2014, every American is subject to the individual mandate. But what it is exactly?