How Are You Celebrating MLK Day of Service?

Kaiser's MLK Day of Service
Are you looking for a way to celebrate Monday’s holiday? Some of our colleagues were looking and initially found very little to choose from. Below is what we found in Pasadena and Los Angeles. Towards the bottom is a fabulous video we found from a Kaiser event a couple of years
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Has Santa Paws Already Come Into Town?

Santa Paws 2015
Like you, we are preparing for the holiday. Hopefully, you have already completed your health insurance application, have purchased any needed travel insurance and are safely preparing for the holiday. Surel you have not forgotten about your fur-babies in your preparation, right? Just
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Are You Ready for Open Enrollment Season?

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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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Unique Stress Reduction Technique: Block Carving & Printmaking Class

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Every day we read about how stressful our society is. We hear from our friends and loved one’s about how stressed they feel, and recognize those feelings in ourselves. Many of us have also read numerous articles on ways to reduce the stress in our lives, including taking up a ho
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George Geldin on the Challenges Facing Healthcare Providers…And You!

Challenges Facing Healthcare Providers
Hi, this is George Geldin of Geldin Insurance Services with a California Individual Insurance update for February 2014. This has been a tumultuous time during this initial Open Enrollment Period. By one carrier’s account, last year, in 2013, they had approximately 5,000 individu
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Affordable Care Act Explained by YouToons from Kaiser Family Foundation

Youtoons Explain the Affordable Care Act
“The YouToons Get Ready for Obamacare,” The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, accessed July 22, 2013, http://kff.org/health-reform/video/youtoons-obamacare-video/ Affordable Care Act Explained by YouToons Still confused about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (also known
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The Changing Face of Health Care in California

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Insurance Broadcasting reprinted a Consumer Watchdog article about the changing face of health care in California: “the state’s three largest health insurance companies would continue to dominate the health insurance market in the California health exchange with concerns t
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HHS Rules on 5 Key Consumer Protections

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Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a “final rule that implements five key consumer protections from the Affordable Care Act, and makes the health insurance market work better for individuals, families, and small businesses.” Those 5 key pro
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LA Times on Healthcare Reform

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On February 18, 2013, the LA Times headline read “Health law may prove costly at first.”  Although it’s a good article over all, it still downplays the extent of the rate increases to be seen in 2014.  Noam Levey (noam.levey@latimes.com) writes that although many are
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Anthem Blue Cross Reduced Their Increases in California

Remember back in 2010 when Anthem Blue Cross, based in Woodland Hills, reduced their proposed rate increase?  Well, they’ve done it again! Last week, we received an email from Anthem (which you can read in its entirity here) stating that, after negotiating with the California De
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