Tag Archives: Health Insurance

What to Know Before Enrolling in Medicare

  Medicare is the government-sponsored health coverage for people who are 65 years of age or older or those who are under 65 but are disabled. People whose spouses have worked at least 10 years in the United States or … Continue reading

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Controlling Health Benefit Costs: What We Can Learn from The Best

  For all the difficulties with the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, there has been some good news: The rate of increase in health care spending has slowed to about 5.1 percent between 2012 and 2013 – which is … Continue reading

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Top 10 Health Services Commonly Excluded from Plans

The new Affordable Care Act law does not mean everything will change. Experts say many services that were excluded prior to the law remain unchanged. They examined over 3,000 health plans in 2014 to see which services were the most … Continue reading

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Can you Really Keep your Doctor with a Narrow Network?

One of the key selling points of the Affordable Care Act was the promise that “you can keep your doctor, period.” Not so fast. In fact, millions of Americans who have or will be signing up for medical coverage via … Continue reading

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Working with an Agent Instead of a Navigator has Multiple Benefits

Millions of people will be purchasing health insurance through marketplaces, which are part of the Affordable Care Act provision. In doing this, some consumers face problems with program access due to site failures on the Internet. One option most people … Continue reading

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« The Worst Study Ever? Commentary Magazine

Great article.   Is equal distribution better or better outcomes? Take a read and find out some real information. « The Worst Study Ever? Commentary Magazine.

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Health Reform Subsidy Calculator

Please follow the link to a Health Reform Subsidy Calculator from the Kaiser Foundation. It is a great tool to see whether or not you might be eligible for a subsidy. The problem with Healthcare Reform is that it is … Continue reading

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Drug prices to plummet | BenefitsPro

Drug prices to plummet | BenefitsPro.

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Aetna Suing Six New Jersey Doctors Over “Unconscionable” Medical Bills.

Bloomberg News (3/24, Waldman) reports that health insurer “Aetna Inc. (AET) is suing six New Jersey doctors over medical bills it calls ‘unconscionable,’ including $56,980 for a bedside consultation and $59,490 for an ultrasound that typically costs $74.” Bloomberg News … Continue reading

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Why are Health Care Costs rising?

Health care costs – and consequently the rates your employer pays for your employee health plan – have grown four times the rate of inflation over the last decade. Employers have seen their health insurance premiums increase 119 percent since … Continue reading

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