Keeping Your Plan Until 2017

On Wednesday, March 5th, the Obama Administration announced a 2 year extension to the policy that if your individual or small group plan was due to be cancelled in 2014 as a result of the essential health benefit benchmarks and other market reform requirements imposed by PPACA, you would be able to keep it, as […]

New Taxes

Starting in 2014, there are new charges on health insurance companies and on individual taxpayers to fund the ACA (PPACA or ObamaCare). The first one is known as HIT – the health insurance tax.  This is an assessment on some health insurance companies based on their market share. Health insurers oppose the tax because it […]

Updated Enrollment Numbers

I read in some online publications today that President Obama’s administration finally released some enrollment numbers of citizens enrolling in medical insurance plans for January 2014. I have my own questions about these numbers. Some of this information is taken from articles across the Web, but most of it is from Ezra Klein’s blog, which […]

Understanding ObamaCare

Here is some information to help you navigate Obamacare. 1 – Does your current health insurance plan need to change? If you have a grandfathered plan your going to be able to keep your plan (as long as the health insurance company you have your grandfathered plan with allows you to do so). If you […]

New Health Insurance Taxes

This was taken from something I received from Humana.   The health insurance taxThe Affordable Coverage Project, a coalition of business groups that includes the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers, wants more lawmakers to throw their support behind a House bill that would delay the health insurance tax for two […]

Three More Changes to Health Reform Law

This was taken from a Humana email I received late yesterday. Three more changes to reform law In the past two weeks, the Obama administration has announced three major changes. Consumers will now have until Dec. 23 to enroll in coverage to begin on Jan. 1. The deadline had been Dec. 15, “but since so […]

President Obama’s Announcement

This was sent to me in an email from Humana – gives a nice summary of President Obama’s announcement last week about keeping your current coverage.   The biggest news in the health care arena has been President Obama’s announcement regarding the treatment of discontinued 2013 health plans. Policy holders across the country have been […]

Individual Mandate Delayed

Individual mandate penalty delayed October 30, 2013 The part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA or health care reform law) with the biggest impact – the individual mandate – is getting a lot of attention lately. Under the law and regulation as written, people who buy health insurance as individuals (an individual plan) can go […]

Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange

We are a week away from the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange.  I’m in the process of completing the training in order to sell in the exchange.  Hopefully rates will be available soon. kynect.ky.gov    

Voluntary/Worksite Benefits

I was published!   http://www.benefitspro.com/2013/06/12/brokers-turn-to-supplemental-plans-to-combat-ppaca?eNL=51b8c999150ba0232f0002e9&_LID=80575373&t=Consumer-Driven&page=3