Open Enrollment Rate Increases for 2017 and EPO vs PPO

  Here’s an individual health insurance update for the fall of 2016. This message does not contain any information regarding the Medicare open enrollment which I’ll discuss in the next video blog. General open enrollment for individual health insurance began
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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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Simplifying Your non-Grandfathered Anthem Plan

Geldin Insurance Agency: Simplifying Your Non-Grandfathered Anthem Plan
This message was recorded by George Geldin.  This is a message regarding your Anthem Blue Cross non-grandfathered health insurance plan. As you are probably aware, the non-grandfathered plans are all going to be transitioned to new, health care compliant plans effective January 01. 20
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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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MarketWatch says Companies are Tracking Employees’ Medical Data to Cut Costs

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Although it’s hard to tell if all you’re watching is the news, there are actually other current events effecting your health insurance besides the changes coming in 2014 as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act becomes fully engaged.  For example, SmartBrief share
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Highlights from Anthem’s PowerPoint Presentation

Our last few posts have focused on the benefits of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).  However, there are penalties for those that choose not to participate, and they increase each year.  In 2014, the penalties are the “greater of $95 or 1% of taxable income
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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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