2019 Medical Insurance Enrollment

The window for 2019 medical insurance enrollment is currently open.  Some things to consider before you enroll in any plan. Is your 2019 Medical Insurance Plan Accepted? If you have preferred providers and hospitals, check with them to see what plans they are accepting in 2019.  This might have changed from last year. If you … Continue reading 2019 Medical Insurance Enrollment

Paying for Health Care

who should pay for health care? Paying for health care: the conversations continue in Washington about Medicare: reduce, eliminate, or even expand the program to universal coverage. It is my opinion that many in Washington really don’t know much about the current program, looking only at the bottom line and not at the Medicare recipients.  … Continue reading Paying for Health Care

Medical Insurance Coverage: Now & 2019

Medical insurance coverage: It appears that everyone is trying to determine what medical insurance open enrollment will look like later this year: who will be eligible, how much it will cost, what will be covered, who is eligible to enroll in which plans.  Here is what we currently know: Medical Insurance coverage: be familiar with … Continue reading Medical Insurance Coverage: Now & 2019

Your Health Care

Several topics relating to your health care information: preparing for a doctor’s visit Some suggestions for your to consider before your next doctor visit: Make a list of your questions in advance of the visit Write down any symptoms and questions before your visit so you don’t forget them. Most doctors are spending much less … Continue reading Your Health Care

Health Insurance Information: April 2018

Health insurance continues to be in the news again this month. vacation time According to the US Travel Association’s Project: Time Off, 55% of Americans who receive paid vacation time had unused days at the end of 2016. The result: 662 million vacation days not utilized. If you haven’t already done so, start planning how … Continue reading Health Insurance Information: April 2018

March 2018 Health Care Update

Health Care Update: In the News Health care update: highlights from recent news stories: Aetna and United health Care have announced that they will pass along drug rebates and discounts they receive from pharmaceutical companies to those insured by them. I do not have the effective date for either of these programs. Advocate Health Care … Continue reading March 2018 Health Care Update

Health Care News February 2018

Health care continues to be in the news daily. Mergers, in many forms, are under discussion: CVS and Aetna Insurance, Albertson’s and Rite Aid, Walgreens and Rite Aid, Advocate Health System in Illinois merging with Aurora Health System in Wisconsin, etc. And, of course, the news about Amazon; currently providing medical supplies to health systems … Continue reading Health Care News February 2018

2018 Medical Insurance Update

2018 Medical Insurance information Yes, January is almost over. But, I expect that you have just recently begun to receive bills related to medical services you had in January.  Do you have an online account with your medical insurance provider? If not, take a few minutes to create one soon. You will need your insurance … Continue reading 2018 Medical Insurance Update

Your Health Coverage in 2018

Your Health Coverage enrollment Have you completed your medical insurance enrollment for 2018? Please take the time between now and January 1 to review your benefits coverage: maximum out-of-pocket expenses, co-pays and deductibles, prescription program choices and costs, emergency and hospital coverage, etc. If you haven’t already created an online account with your insurance provider, … Continue reading Your Health Coverage in 2018

2018 Open Enrollment

The health insurance open enrollment season is upon us. Here are some things to consider as you review your options and enroll in a health insurance plan for 2018. Insurance through an Exchange Open enrollment begins November 1 and ends December 15; half the enrollment period of last year. Also, be aware that the exchanges … Continue reading 2018 Open Enrollment