Health Insurer Anthem on the Other Side of The News This Week

Last week our post was about UnitedHealth acquiring Anthem…this week, Anthem is on the acquiring side: Health insurer Cigna rejects Anthem takeover bid  Health insurer Cigna Corp. has rejected a $47 billion offer to be acquired by Anthem, a larger rival, saying the terms of the
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UnitedHealth and Anthem in The News this Week

Is your healthcare provider part of UnitedHealth or Anthem? If so, we recommend you pay close attention to this week’s news. UnitedHealth, Anthem Seek to Buy Smaller Rivals The two biggest U.S. health insurers by revenue, UnitedHealth Group Inc. and Anthem Inc., are seeking to b
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Covered California Customers Report Difficulty Paying Premiums

Are you part of the 44% of Covered California customers that report difficulty paying their health insurance premiums?   According to a Los Angeles Times article posted last week: “A new survey shows that 44% of Covered California policyholders find it difficult paying their mon
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Why Do I Need Critical Care Insurance?

Has your agent or broker ever talked to you about Critical Care Insurance? Many do not and thus many potential patients do not even know it exists. A couple of weeks ago, some of our colleagues recorded the below video to highlight the need for critical illness coverage. “The vi
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This Week’s Updates on Covered California Health Insurance

Did you get your health insurance through Covered California?  Are you planning on getting your health insurance through Covered California next year? Perhaps you thought nothing was happening there during “the off season.” Clearly that is not the case! We read an article
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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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