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Understanding the ObamaCare North Carolina Health Insurance Plans
As a result of the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. ObamaCare) the following provisions are now in place for health insurance policies with an effective date January 1, 2014 or after:Individuals cannot be declined for health insurance or charged more due to their health status or gender.
Insurance premiums are based on age, your zip code and tobacco usage.
Coverage limitations or exclusions based on pre-existing conditions are not allowed.
Elimination of annual and lifetime coverage limits.
Prohibition of declining an individual for coverage based on their participation in an approved clinical trial.
Maternity and mental health are included on all policies.
Preventative dental is covered with a $25 copay for members up to age 19. There is also some vision coverage for this age group.
Whether or not your children are students they can stay on your policy until age 26.
Introduction of the Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) which ensures that 80% of the premium dollars paid to the health insurance issuer are spend on providing health care. An insurance company that does not do this must provide rebates to their policyholders