Top 2 Key Consumer Complaints About Health Care Insurance

What are your top 2 complaints about health care insurance, even after implementation of Affordable Care Act?   Even our informal poll shows that the top 2 complaints are: 1. Before I chose a new plan, I checked to make sure my doctor was included and yet, when I went for an office vi
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Dangers of Delaying Medicare Enrollment

Did you know that there are penalties for delaying your Medicare enrollment? We know you’d think that delaying accepting benefits could only be a good thing, but, alas, there are dangers which you should know so you can make an educated decision. As noted in an LA Times article
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Your Health Savings Account Can Give Your Retirement a Boost

Health Savings Accounts
Do you have a Health Savings Account (HSA)? We read a Street article this past week that said more of us now qualify for an HSA because we are holding high deductible plans. If that’s true for you, then you’ll want to pay attention to the below two summarized articles. IRS
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Have You Heard These Health Insurance Warnings for Spring 2015?

Do you have an individual health insurance policy? Are you receiving a subsidy for your health insurance benefits from Covered California? If your answer to either of those questions is YES (or even “I think so”), then you’ll want to either watch the video below or r
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Dog Friendly Plans for Southern California Travels

Are you beginning to think about your summer travels? We heard our first “summer vacation” ad just this morning…which reminded us of an article we read in the November/December 2014 issue of Westways Magazine, put out by AAA (the American Automobile Association), ent
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Do You Double Pay for Your Health Care?

Can you imagine having to pay for your health care benefits twice? It’s hard enough to pay for them once, right? What if your whole industry was required to pay for its healthcare benefits twice? What would you do if this was true for you? This is exactly what is happening with
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2 Reasons to be Happy about Medicare Advantage Plans in 2016

How do you decide what to share with your blog readers? One of the ways we decide is by reviewing what others are reporting. It just so happens that we received three different emails from different sources all talking about the anticipated changes to Medicare Advantage plans. Two of
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Is Health Care Reform Impacting Your 2014 Tax Return?

Did you get your health coverage through California’s exchange, Covered California? Did you know that there may be tax ramifications of your enrollment? In last week’s Los Angeles Times article entitled “Obamacare: California sends 120,000 corrected tax forms, thousa
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Are You Missing Out on Unclaimed Life Insurance Benefits?

One of our colleagues recently lost his father. He and his sister erroneously thought he would receive the life insurance checks right away. But it doesn’t work that way. First you have to receive the death certificate. That alone could take many weeks. Once those certificates h
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Obamacare Tallies Are In

Now that the Obamacare Open Enrollment Period is behind us, the last couple of weeks have been filled numerous articles. Below you’ll find a roundup of the most important articles so far this month. “Data on Health Law Shows Largest Drop in Uninsured in 4 Decades, the U.S.
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