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What Is a Health Insurance Premium?

4 August, 2020
It's important to understand your health insurance premiums, here is how to understand health insurance premiums and reduce their cost.

5 things to know about health care in retirement

22 July, 2020
Medicare is not free — or automatic

How to Pay for Coronavirus Medical Expenses

15 July, 2020
Coronavirus care can be expensive, but there are ways to reduce your costs if you know the rules.

How To Boost The Perceived Value Of Your Employee Benefits

9 July, 2020
See how to boost the value of your employee benefits!

Picking a health care plan: How to decide between a PPO and HMO

1 July, 2020
Two of the most popular plans are HMOs and PPOs

3 Ways to Maximize Your Employee Health Benefits

18 June, 2020
Try these hacks to take full advantage of what's yours

Health Insurance Options for Small Businesses

11 June, 2020
Here is an overview of top health insurance options for small businesses, including the self-employed with no employees (other than yourself, a spouse, family member, or owner).

How to Appeal a Health Insurance Claim Denial

9 June, 2020
Here’s what you need to know before filing an appeal to your health insurance provider.

A Pandemic Benefit: The Expansion of Telemedicine

5 June, 2020
Medical practice over the internet can result in faster diagnoses and treatments, increase the efficiency of care and reduce patient stress.

Health insurers' debt obligations have soared in the last decade

21 January, 2020
Debt issued by publicly traded health insurers has soared over the past decade as the companies have looked to the bond market to raise money for large-scale mergers and acquisitions.

It’s Not Just You: Picking Health Insurance Is Hard. Here’s How To Be Smart About It.

26 December, 2019
Science has proved, no kidding around: Picking health insurance is extremely hard. It’s open enrollment — time to pick next year’s insurance — for folks who buy it on their own and for many of us in our jobs. Lots of us aren’t sure we know how to pick, and research shows: We’re not wrong.

Middle-class Americans getting crushed by rising health insurance costs

21 November, 2019
According to a new report by The Commonwealth Fund, rising premium and deductibles contributions have outstripped wage growth over the past decade. More and more middle-class Americans are paying a greater percentage of earnings for health care.

Avoid Burnout Before You’re Already Burned Out

15 November, 2019
You don’t have to be ready to throw in the towel to improve things at work. These small changes can go a long way.

Why Was My Doctor Visit Suddenly So Expensive?

6 November, 2019
The facility fee may be to blame for the added costs of a doctor visit.

What Is Open Enrollment for Health Insurance?

1 November, 2019
Open enrollment is a window of time in which people can change their health care coverage. Are you making the most out of it?

Food can help control some chronic health conditions, in some cases eliminating the need for drugs

25 October, 2019
If you have a chronic health condition — and about 60 percent of Americans live with at least one — you can use food to help manage your problem. Yet too many Americans don’t eat with their particular health demands in mind.

When to Apply for Medicare: Timeline and Strategies

23 October, 2019
Most traditional medical insurance plans cover all types of medical expenses with one comprehensive plan. You may use a secondary plan for dental, vision, or prescription coverage. Still, a visit to the doctor’s office is likely covered with the same insurance that covers a visit to the emergency room.

Stress Can Make You Sick. Take Steps to Reduce It

21 October, 2019
In his new book, “The Stress Solution,” Dr. Rangan Chatterjee offers advice on countering the damaging effects of chronic stress.

The Employer Mandate - A Refresher On ACA Compliance

18 October, 2019
The Employer Mandate is one of the most complex, feared, and expensive aspects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). With this year coming to end, now is the perfect time for a refresher on ACA compliance for the new year.

Planning Your Open Enrollment for Success

17 October, 2019
Do you have mixed feelings about the annual benefits open enrollment period? A mixture of dreading the extra workload and potential rate increases … while hoping employees recognize and cheer the value of the benefits and choices you offer. It’s the season for HR professionals and benefits brokers to fortify themselves with pumpkin spice lattes and start planning for success.

How to ensure your benefits package grows with your business

4 October, 2019
"Not only could your expanding business face different requirements, but a more attractive package could help you compete with larger companies for the workers who are essential to fueling your growth. Here are five benefits considerations to keep in mind as your company grows."

Your Company Benefits Define Your Company

19 September, 2019
Your Company Benefits Define Your Company

A Single Point of Contact to Guide You Through Employee Benefits Can Be Invaluable

12 September, 2019
In the insurance industry concierge level service is non-existent, leaving consumers to navigate a complicated healthcare system on their own. Having a single point of contact to guide you can be invaluable.

Having a True Consultant Asses Your Company Benefits

6 September, 2019
As the 4th quarter is approaching, it’s time for you to get a second opinion and have a true consultant assess your company benefits.

6 Ways to Mitigate Specialty Drug Costs

13 February, 2018
6 Ways to Mitigate Specialty Drug Costs

Amazon, JPMorgan, Berkshire Creating New Health Care Company

30 January, 2018
Amazon, JPMorgan, Berkshire creating new health care company

The Future Of Benefits: A New York Program Might Provide A Model

29 January, 2018
The Future Of Benefits: A New York Program Might Provide A Model

Fed Up With Drug Companies, Hospitals Decide to Start Their Own

18 January, 2018
Fed Up With Drug Companies, Hospitals Decide to Start Their Own

UnitedHealth Buys Large Doctors Group as Lines Blur in Health Care

6 December, 2017
UnitedHealth Buys Large Doctors Group as Lines Blur in Health Care

How Big Healthcare Mergers Like CVS and Aetna Could Affect You

5 December, 2017
How Big Healthcare Mergers Like CVS and Aetna Could Affect You

Congress OKs Bipartisan Bill Changing Doctors’ Medicare Fee

15 April, 2015
Congress OKs Bipartisan Bill Changing Doctors’ Medicare Fee

Congress OKs Bipartisan Bill Changing Doctors’ Medicare Fee

15 April, 2015
Congress OKs Bipartisan Bill Changing Doctors’ Medicare Fee

IRS Delays Penalties on Businesses That Reimburse Workers for Health Insurance

25 March, 2015
IRS Delays Penalties on Businesses That Reimburse Workers for Health Insurance

Affordable Care Act Tax Provisions for Small Employers

20 March, 2015
Affordable Care Act Tax Provisions for Small Employers

Affordable Care Act Tax Provisions for Large Employers

20 March, 2015
Affordable Care Act Tax Provisions for Large Employers

Medical Underwriting and the ACA

12 March, 2015
Medical Underwriting and the ACA

For Fully Insured Employers With 2-50 Employees

27 March, 2014
For Fully Insured Employers With 2-50 Employees

For Fully Insured Employers With 50+ Employees

13 February, 2013
For Fully Insured Employers With 50+ Employees