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Free COBRA coverage sign-up window for many laid-off workers closes this week

For people who lost their jobs before April 1, the window to take advantage of subsidized COBRA coverage is closing - they have 60 days from the date their employer notified them of the COBRA subsidy to sign up for it — that’s July 31 if they were notified by the end of May. ... Read more»

Angry patients charged for telemedicine after being promised waived costs

Policymakers and insurers across the country say they are eliminating copayments, deductibles and other barriers to telemedicine for patients confined at home who need a doctor for any reason. But in a fragmented health system, the shift to cost-free telemedicine for patients is going far less smoothly than the speeches and press releases suggest. In some cases, doctors are billing for telephone calls that used to be free.... Read more»