Short Term or Temporary Health Insurance Policies

temporary health insurance policies
As we begin to close down the health insurance exchange open enrollment period for 2014, which ends on March 31, 2014, 2 other benefits are  coming into play for some folks. One such benefit is Dental Insurance, which we have written about before.  While many have been focusing on hea
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Expect an Increase in Health Care Costs During Retirement

Expect an Increase in Health Care Costs During Retirement
When we saw the the Wall Street Journal headline that talked about the increase in health care costs during retirement, even with the help of Medicare and Medigap, we first thought it was for doctors or hospitals.  The big ticket items.  But no, it is primarily for prescriptions.  Wow
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Latest News on Health Insurance Exchanges and The Affordable Care Act

Latest News on Health Insurance Exchanges and the Affordable Care Act
The latest news we’re hearing about the new health insurance exchanges and the Affordable Care Act are twofold. The first piece of news we received is that, as expected, the young and healthy are still sitting on the sidelines where as those that are older piled in fairly quickl
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ACA News This Week

ACA News
Fresh into the new year and yes, there is ACA News. Two articles about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) came to our attention this past week. One of them, released by Politico, states: “Almost all of the taxes that will be used to offset the cost of ACA are in place…A tax on
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Health Savings Account or Retirement Investment Plan

Health Savings Account or Retirement Investment Plan
We received a preview of an article that will be in the January 20, 2014 issue of Forbes, focused on using health savings accounts (HSA) for retirement savings, even if you are decades away from retiring. Staff Writer, William Baldwin, first showed that your HSA is actually a “t
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Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgeries

minimally invasive surgeries
Maybe it was the newsletter we received from our local hospital, or maybe it’s that a colleague’s stepmother is having surgery this week, but we found ourselves talking about minimally invasive surgeries versus traditional (or “open”) surgeries.  When you know
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Brain Dead Teenager has Parents Asking Difficult Questions

Brain Dead Teenager has Parents Asking Difficult Questions
If you are not in California, you may not be aware of the power struggle that has broken out over the last week about a brain dead teenager on life support in Oakland, Califonia. The most recent article we found was published early on New Year’s Day by USA Today.  Their article
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Summarizing Healthcare News of the Year Behind and….

Summarizing Healthcare New and....
Although we do hate to be trite, we suspect that at least part of you is looking forward to someone summarizing health care news of 2013 and, perhaps, a peak forward to at least one really cool health care advancement we see coming down the pike in the coming year. Ok, first the recap
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Young Invincibles Needed in the Health Insurance Exchanges

Young Invincibles Needed in the Health Insurance Exchanges
Ok, so we’re pretty sure you have more important things to think about as you prepare for your holiday gatherings, but The Feds and the health care industry are hoping that you will be talking amongst yourselves about health insurance.  Will you? According to a recent Reuters
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Poll Shows Uninsured Often Refuse Medical Treatment

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In a recent blog post, we noted that, contrary to some logic, those who have health insurance tend to be healthier because they participate in their preventative care such as vaccinations and pre-cancer screenings. On the same day, we received another article, by The Hill, stating tha
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