Are You Ready for Open Enrollment Season?

Hello, this is George Geldin with a California Individual Health Insurance Update and Medicare Update for September 25th, 2015. Sadly, the weather is changing; maybe the last day can wear a Hawaiian shirt and because autumn is here, it also means that Open Enrollments are just around
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5 Lessons on Skyrocketing Drug Prices

Did you see this headline this week: Pfizer Raised Prices on 133 Drugs This Year, And It’s Not Alone   A single, 5,000 percent price hike on an anti-parasitic drug made by Turing Pharmaceuticals garnered national media attention. But it’s just one of hundreds of smaller price in
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What You Should Know Before the 2015-2016 Flu Season Starts

Do you dread flu season?   I know many folks in our office do, as well as clients. Business owners tend to dread it for multiple reasons: they don’t want to get sick, they don’t want their friends and family members to get sick, and they don’t want to lose employees
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9 Foodie Ways to Celebrate Labor Day Weekend on the Rachel Ray Show

9 Relaxing Foodie Ways to Celebrate the ‘Last Weekend’ of Summer  on the Rachael Ray Show Aired September 3, 2015 by Lisa Lozano Although summer isn’t technically over until September 23, Labor Day is generally regarded as the last day of the summer season. So, make the mo
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Warp Speed Travel Ahead

Warp speed travel is theoretically possible, says astrophysicist Despite all the intergalactic hopping in science fiction and the occasional extraordinary research claim, most of us have accepted that when it comes to travel, humanity is always going to be limited by the speed of ligh
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Could It Be Cellulitis?

Ever been stung by a flying insect? Ever had the affected limb swell? One of our colleagues recently heard a friend’s story that almost turned into a nightmare. Here’s the story: She was feeding her many animals (dogs, cats, horses, goats, etc.) when she felt a sting on he
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Do You Have Concerns About Your Local Hospital?

We started reading an article in the September issue of Consumer Reports   entitled “How your hospital can make you sick“ (which is not California specific), and were reminded of another article, summarized below) about hospitals facing Medicare Readmission Penalties. So,
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The Future of State Run Health Insurance Exchanges Seems Grim

Are you concerned about the viability of California’s health insurance exchange?   State healthcare exchanges plagued by high cost, low enrollment High costs and disappointing enrollment are plaguing some state-run health insurance markets, according to an Associated Press
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5 New Reasons to Reconsider Purchasing Life Insurance

Have you been putting off buying life insurance because you thought the requirements were too onerous? Well, you may want to reconsider once you read about these 5 trends that are changing the face of life insurance sales! Here’s what we read this week in California Broker (does
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Are You Wishing Medicare a Happy Birthday?

Are you one of those boomers that grew up thinking that Social Security and Medicare would not be available for you? I know many of our colleagues still have that concern. Which is why the AARP Bulletin cover story caught our attention.  Happy Birthday Social Security and Medicare Pre
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