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The experience of watching a child head off to college can be exciting and terrifying for a parent. In the event of a medical emergency, parents may face a harsh reality. Under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, HIPAA, parents may not have access to medical information on their adult aged child. For this reason, students and parents need to consider filling out three important forms when it's time to head off to college.

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With Donald Trump taking control of the White House and Republican majorities in both the House and Senate, there could be significant changes made to the Affordable Care Act during the next year. 

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The Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment Period for 2016 began on November 1 and continues through January 31 of next year. Joining us to discuss the Affordable Care Act and what you should know during this open enrollment period are U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Chicago Regional Director Kathleen Falk and Enroll Ohio State Director Hugh “Trey” Daly.

Whether you are in favor of or oppose the Affordable Health Care Act, or Obamacare, there is no question that is has dramatically changed the landscape of health insurance in our country. More than 10 million Americans have enrolled in private health coverage through the Act. But an analysis funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Urban Institute projects that as many as 27.1 million Americans will be uninsured in 2016. 

  The Affordable Care Act has drastically changed the way businesses shop for, fund and provide health insurance to their employees. And both small and large businesses face challenges in meeting the measuring, monitoring and reporting requirements of the ACA.

Under the Affordable Care Act, open enrollment for health insurance begins on October 1, and most Americans will be required to have health insurance by January or pay a penalty.