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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Hotel Employees Reveal Secrets Hoteliers Don’t Want You To Know

via 15 Hotel Employees Reveal Secrets Their Bosses Don’t Want You To Know “Tell the hotel staff if you don’t like your room, or if it’s not clean. They’ll most likely be able to get you a different room. It’s best to make sure the room is to your liking b
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Reduced Health Insurance Premium Rates in California

Have your health insurance premiums dropped?   According to a recent article in one of our industry newsletters, because those enrolling through California’s health insurance exchange, Covered California, were healthier than originally anticipated, and, therefore, a lower risk t
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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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