Time to Enroll, Re-Enroll In Medical Plans

Was quoted in an on-line article about open enrollment!   http://health.usnews.com/health-news/articles/2014/11/12/time-to-enroll-or-re-enroll-in-an-obamacare-health-plan

3 Common Medicare Questions

This is always a popular topic; it seems we get calls about this weekly.  Here are three common questions.   1 – When Should I Apply? Medicare eligibility begins when a person turns 65, or has a qualifying disability.   Applicants should start applying for Part A of Medicare the three months prior to a […]

Qualifying for a Subsidy May Make You Ineligible for an HSA Plan

If someone buys a Health Savings Account (HSA) plan, federal law requires that health plan to have a deductible of at least $1,250 per individual and $2,500 per family.   If you select a Silver level HSA plan on the exchange, if you receive special discounts, those discounts may make you ineligible for the HSA. […]

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 […]

What to Expect in 2014

Here’s an article out of Benefits Pro that I was quoted in.  Thank you Kathryn Gaglione from NAHU! http://www.benefitspro.com/2013/12/18/whats-ahead-in-2014-for-ppaca

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 […]

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 […]