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Can I get health insurance just for my child?

By on April 4th, 2013
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Is child-only health insurance coverage available in your state? In some states it can be a real challenge to find health insurance policies sold for children without a parent or guardian also covered under the same plan. As we’ve discussed before, this is an unintended consequence of the health reform law. The good news, however, [...]

What are my baby’s health insurance options? Consumer Q&A

By on April 20th, 2012
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Almost every week on Yahoo Answers we find a question posted by a young mother-to-be confused about the health insurance options available to herself and her baby. If you’ve followed the issue of children’s health insurance in the news or at Get Smart – Get Covered over the past year, you can probably sympathize. The [...]

Which health insurance plan is best for kids with medical conditions? Consumer Q&A

By on March 2nd, 2012
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Two of the most common questions we see on Yahoo Answers are ‘How can I find cheap health insurance?’ and ‘How can I get coverage for my child?’ When it comes to the second issue – health insurance options for kids – the answer gets complicated. It gets complicated because insurance companies in many states [...]

Children’s Health Insurance Options by State for 2012

By on February 1st, 2012
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The article below was written in 2012. For information on child-only health insurance plans in 2013, please see our updated summary. Thanks! – “Child-only” health insurance plans are individual health insurance policies made available to children age 18 and under with no parent or guardian listed on the same policy. The 2010 Patient Protection and [...]

Summer Open Enrollment for Children’s Health Insurance Plans

By on July 27th, 2011
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Earlier this year we wrote about how some states were instituting special enrollment periods when kids could be signed up for “child-only” health insurance coverage without being declined for pre-existing medical conditions. It didn’t get a lot of media attention at the time and it doesn’t get a lot of press now, though there are [...]