Love in the time of open enrollment: Should you marry for health insurance?

November 22, 2017
The Philadelphia Inquirer

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Montgomery McCracken attorney Mara I. Smith discusses what couples should consider before choosing their health insurance plans.


With the Dec. 15 deadline looming for the Affordable Care Act’s open enrollment period, I’m sure many couples like us are weighing whether to get insured through the ACA or – if this is an option – getting married to enjoy their partner’s employer-sponsored plan.

All couples are different (and so are many health insurance plans) so there are no easy answers. But remembering LOVE, both in the usual sense and as an acronym for what to look for while investigating insurance options, may help you find the right answer for you.


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