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Enrollment Encore

Kaiser Health News presents five videos to help you get ready for open enrollment season. The health law’s insurance marketplaces open November 15.

You can embed any of these videos for free. (details)

Insurance Marketplaces Offer Options For Consumers Without Job-Based Coverage

But those who fail to enroll in insurance can face penalties and the loss of subsidies to help pay premiums.



How Employers Are Getting Ready For Open Enrollment

Some large employers will face penalties if they don’t offer workers health insurance in 2015. In addition, workers can expect to see increased cost-sharing and employers pushing them to “private exchanges” to save money.



How The Health Law Is Using Medicare To Improve Hospital Quality

Among the tools: penalties for admitting patients too soon after they were discharged and a focus on reducing hospital-acquired infections.



More States Expected To Expand Medicaid in 2015

Texas and Florida, with their large uninsured populations, are not expected to offer coverage to many low-income patients.



What To Know About Medicare’s Enrollment Period

Though not a part of the health law’s open enrollment period, Medicare’s enrollment period runs during much of the same time period. Changes to Medicare advantage and the so-called Medicare prescription drug “doughnut hole” are taking center stage.