Reduced Health Insurance Premium Rates in California

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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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UnitedHealth and Anthem in The News this Week

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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

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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?

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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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Top 2 Key Consumer Complaints About Health Care Insurance

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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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Your Health Savings Account Can Give Your Retirement a Boost

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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?

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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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Do You Double Pay for Your Health Care?

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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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Is Health Care Reform Impacting Your 2014 Tax Return?

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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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Obamacare Tallies Are In

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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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