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Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota. Share your BOLD ideas, questions, and insights with us here and at http://www.ndhealthcareforums.com or visit our blog at www.bcbsnd.com/blueinsight/

What can I do if I missed the March 31 health insurance deadline?

March 31, 2014 was the deadline for North Dakotans to sign up for new Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota individual or family plans to receive 2014 coverage. Most Americans are required to have health insurance this year, or … Continue reading

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Why you can’t wait until you get sick to get health insurance

            Health insurance works by having members pay a monthly premium that goes into a pool. When a member gets sick, they dip into the pool’s shared resources to help pay for their medical care. … Continue reading

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Individual mandate means you may have to buy health insurance by March 31 to avoid a tax penalty

Have you heard of the individual mandate? The individual mandate is a requirement in the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) that requires most Americans to have qualifying health coverage in 2014. If you’re like an estimated 80 percent … Continue reading

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Enroll by March 31 for health insurance on marketplace or bought directly from insurer

In case you haven’t heard, uninsured North Dakotans must sign up by March 31 to avoid a future tax penalty as a result of the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate that requires most Americans to have health insurance in 2014. … Continue reading

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Two ways to get a break on your health insurance costs

Many North Dakotans may not be aware the Affordable Care Act provides two ways to get financial help with their health insurance. The federal tax credit on health insurance premiums has received most of the attention as a way to … Continue reading

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Enjoy the taste of eating right

Wellness Consultant Lori Howard of Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota (BCBSND) encourages everyone to consume less salt and eat more fruits and vegetables. The two go hand-in-hand in fighting high blood pressure. Lori is a registered dietitian. As … Continue reading

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March 31 is the deadline to buy 2014 health insurance

March 31 is the deadline for you to sign up for new individual or family plans from Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota for 2014 coverage. Here are some important things to keep in mind: The next open enrollment … Continue reading

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New Wahpeton office shows our dedication to customer service, job development

We continue to search for ways to better serve our members throughout the state. As North Dakotans’ health insurer of choice, we remain committed to providing timely, responsive and high quality customer service to our members. We are also proud … Continue reading

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Food choices can reduce colon cancer risk

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colon cancer survival rates are now at 90 percent. Along with regular medical screenings, there are plenty of foods and vitamins to keep your digestive system healthy for life. Studies show that eating … Continue reading

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Enroll by March 15 for April 1 coverage

Saturday, March 15, 2014, is the last day for North Dakotans to enroll in an individual or family health insurance plan to have coverage beginning on April 1, 2014. This includes plans available on the North Dakota Health Insurance Marketplace. … Continue reading

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