health insurance

Yikes! Not All Insurance Plans Cover Childbirth

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Birth control? Covered. Prenatal care? Covered? Labor and delivery? Not necessarily. While the Affordable Care Act deemed maternity and newborn care "essential health benefits" requiring independent and small group coverage in 2014, that coverage doesn't extend to dependents still on their parents' health insurance. By law, adults can stay on their parents' plans... Read more

Your Neighborhood Can Determine Baby's Life Expectancy

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You want baby to live a long and happy life. And a few miles can make all the difference, according to a series of maps released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and Virginia Commonwealth University. The nonprofit organization researched average life expectancies by neighborhood in a number of US cities. The title of the project, "Short Distances to Large... Read more

4 Financial Steps Every New Parent Needs to Take

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Having a baby creates a whole new set of financial responsibilities and it can be confusing to know where to start. If you want to give your family the financial security it deserves, here are four steps that will put you on the right track. 1. Talk money with your honey If you have a spouse... Read more

The Most Terrifying Talk You Need to Have Before Baby Arrives

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Have you talked about the what if's yet? Chances are, you haven't. And with baby on the way, now is the most important time to consider what you'll do in case the worst ever happens. So if you're considering life insurance, or already have a policy, here are the top three reasons you need to... Read more

What the Supreme Court Ruling on Health Care Means for Your Family

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This morning, the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare), ruling that it is, in fact, constitutional. The health care law seeks to extend health insurance to millions of Americans, but it also contains a controversial mandate that requires all individuals who aren't covered by an employer or government-sponsored insurance plan... Read more