The Open Enrollment Shopping Window for 2016 Health Insurance Closing

California ends takeover of Alameda County public health insurance provider ALAMEDA — After teetering on the edge of insolvency last year, Alameda County’s public health insurance provider has turned its finances around, prompting the state to return it to local control. T
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Are You Ready for Open Enrollment Season?

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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Where Are We After Anthem’s Cyber Attack?

Were you one of those that were expecting us to write about Anthem’s cyber attack? Sorry that we disappointed you last week! But in response to the requests we’ve received, we are here to deliver today. For those readers that don’t know what we’re talking about
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Health Insurance Provider Networks Are A Changing

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This is George Geldin again with a quick addendum to my last posting because I forgot to mention a little note about how the health insurance provider networks have changed this year. The provider networks on the carriers are different than their old provider networks. So, if you were
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The Benefits of a Grandfathered Health Insurance Plan

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This is a message from George Geldin regarding your Grandfathered Health Insurance Plan. I’m sure you’ve probably heard a lot about the grandfathering and the non-grandfathering of plans. First, let me explain what that is. On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed into la
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Shocking News: Hospital Billing Varies Wildly

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Ok, maybe you’re actually not shocked.  However, according to a New York Times article: “Data being released for the first time by the government…shows that hospitals charge Medicare wildly differing amounts — sometimes 10 to 20 times what Medicare typically reimburs
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Aetna Adds Peer Support Platform to Employee Assistance Program

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A SmartBrief link to an Aetna press release advised us that “Aetna Employee Assistance Program (EAP) members now have access to a social networking platform that connects them to peer support and behavior change professionals for help in overcoming chronic behavioral health cond
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Kaiser Health News says California Sets Standard Deductibles & Copays

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In our April 02nd post, we wrote about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) requirements for bronze, silver, gold and platinum plans. Kaiser recently shared what those terms mean in California. “Under the rules, the most comprehensive policies classified as gol
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Survey Says: More employers considering exchanges for retiree health coverage

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We’ve all been hearing about the anticipated changes for 2014.  Specifically, state run health insurance exchanges.  However, too many consumers have not thought about employers considering using these exchanges as part of their employee benefit package, let alone the benefit pa
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Finding the Best Healthcare Providers for Your Needs

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At Geldin Insurance Services, we’re constantly researching different healthcare providers in cities like San Bernardino, Anaheim and Long Beach so we can supply our clients with the insight and information they need to choose the right type of health insurance. So what should you look
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