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ACA – Errors People Make and a direction for help

Again this week, the Marketplace and insurance agents are receiving phone calls with people stating “I want to change my health insurance”. Many are also stating they “want health insurance, not an Obamacare (ACA) Plan”. Health insurance is not what it was 7 years ago. First error: Although it’s not uncommon for people to think…
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About to have a genetic test? Think Twice and Consider…

In recent years there have been more talk of genetic testing, but can that test affect your ability to buy insurance? The unfortunate answer is “yes”. Insurance companies, other than Health Insurance Companies - Obamacare (ACA) can use this information to charge higher premiums or decline your coverage altogether. As of today insurance companies continue…
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Medicare For All – Can it Work?

Ask people covered by Medicare to look at their Medicare Summary (claims) Notices.  It’s not uncommon to see Medicare approving about 15-25% of the provider billed amount.  Then Medicare most commonly pays 80% of the approved amount. So, it’s fair to say Medicare pays about 12 – 20% of many Medicare submitted expenses.  Have you…
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A Valentine’s Gift Lasting a Lifetime

Roses and a nice dinner out is great way of showing your love for your spouse this Valentine’s Day.  If you want to give a lasting gift of love for your spouse and family use this day to set up a time with an expert to review and make legal your future plans.  Why? Last…
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Are You Enrolled for 2019 Medicare or ACA Plan?

Medicare Plans and Obamacare – Wrapping up another busy year. Medicare Plan Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) ends on December 7th. Obamacare ends on December 15th. What does this mean to you? Medicare: If you are on Medicare and purchase your own Medicare insurance, you need to make plan selections or changes during AEP. The exceptions…
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On Medicare – Annual Enrollment Dos and Don’ts

Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) began 10/15 and will continue through 12/7. The AEP is when most people can change their Medicare Advantage (MA) and Medicare Drug Plans (Part D).  So, that is the reason for the flood of commercials, mailings and perhaps phone calls you may be receiving.  What do you need to know?…
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Who is IRMAA and why do I need to know about Her?

Do you pay more than $134 per month for Medicare Part B? This may be the reason! The “Big Day” is fast approaching! You will be age 65 soon. You’ve done everything you need to begin this new life; notified your employer you’re retiring, contacted Social Security and filed for Social Security benefits and Medicare,…
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Is There More to Good Health than Good Genes?

Several years ago health insurance companies began to recognize good health is more than good genes. In fact, good health is fairly complex which is influenced by a number of factors including education, employment, housing and access to healthy food. Some social deterrents such as a person’s environment where individuals are born contribute to these…
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Bits & Pieces

Information Regarding Medicare Advantage Plans Want Your HMO Insurance Plan to Pay? Are you going to see a specialist such as an orthopedic doctor?  Did you get a referral?  Health insurance is changing.  With the exception of original Medicare and many of the pre-Affordable Care Act plans (ACA – also called Obamacare), many plans require…
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Are your Pain Points Covered?

Medicare Advantage Plans Higher hospital co-pays!  High co-insurance payments!! More out of pocket expense!!!  Some people call these “pain points” as they can take a bite out of a savings account.  What can a person do to control their “pain points”? The history: let’s first address Medicare Plans then health insurance for those under age…
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