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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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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Supreme Court to Finally Rule on Health Care Reform

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Have you been hearing about the anticipated Supreme Court ruling next week over health care? Are you wondering what the scoop really is? We found quite a few articles, but the one that we liked the most was published by the New York times this week. We like this article because it is
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Are Your Valentine’s Day Plans Being Marred by the ObamaCare Deadline?

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Are you unhappy with your 2014 health insurance choice? Are you a procrastinator? Have you been putting off diving into Covered California so you can get a better health plan for 2015? Well, your time is almost up. The deadline is upon you: Sunday, February 15, 2015. Although there ar
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Obamacare on 60 Minutes

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Did you watch the 60 Minutes article on Obamacare that aired on Sunday, January 11, 2015? We missed it, but found it online, though not available to embed here. Below the video, is the written transcript of the article.  The piece opens with Lesley Stahl saying: “This month mark
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ObamaCare Open Enrollment Time – Again!

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We just read a New York Times article that claims “Only 11 Percent of Uninsured Know About Obamacare’s Next Open Enrollment”. In case you missed it, here’s the gist: “This year, the big challenge for officials behind the Affordable Care Act may not be making th
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Say What? Obamacare Predictions Were Wrong?

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Do you remember the dire predictions of life as we know it coming to an end when we instated Obamacare? Specifically, do you remember anticipating a doctor shortage? Especially because it was anticipated that those who took advantage of the new health reform law would be the sickest o
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Health Insurance Pop Quiz…Only 5 Questions…And Their Answers

Health Insurance Pop Quiz
We are only days away from closing out the first quarter since the end of the first open enrollment period under “Obamacare“. Before we share with you the results of a new study we were sent, please take just a moment to think about what you expect the study to show. 1. Do
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Small Employers Still Unprepared for Obamacare Mandates

Small Employers Still Unprepared for Obamacare Mandates
I know, you thought we were done with this topic. And we were. For awhile. But here’s what we’ve learned from a recent article published by Inc: Small Businesses are still NOT prepared for Obamacare mandates. Are you an employee of a small business? Are you a small busines
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