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Health Insurance Made Simple

August 28, 2017
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Let’s face it–in today’s world, health insurance is a necessity. In fact, most U.S. citizens and legal residents must have qualifying health insurance or face a penalty tax. Yet the cost of medical care is soaring higher every year, and it’s becoming increasingly difficult (and in some cases, impossible) to pay medical costs out of…

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Insurance Needs in Retirement

June 12, 2017
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Your goals and priorities will probably change as you plan to retire. Along with them, your insurance needs may change as well. Retirement is typically a good time to review the different parts of your insurance program and make any changes that might be needed. Stay well with good health insurance After you retire, you’ll…

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COBRA Coverage: Health Care During Transitional Periods

February 17, 2016

What is COBRA? The term “COBRA” is commonly used to refer to certain provisions of Title X of the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1986. This law provides an opportunity for employees and their dependents who have been covered by an employer-sponsored health insurance plan to continue coverage under circumstances where such coverage might…

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Medicaid and Nursing Home Care

January 15, 2016
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As you enter your 60s and 70s, health may become more of an issue than it once was, and your thoughts may turn to the future. Who will take care of you when you can no longer care for yourself? If you must enter a nursing home, how will you pay for it? By learning…

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Comparing Health Insurance Plans

October 7, 2015

Perhaps you’re starting a new job or trying to integrate employee benefits with your new spouse. Or maybe you’re shopping for individual health insurance coverage. One of the challenges when comparing health plans is that many different types of plans are available, including indemnity plans, health maintenance organizations (HMOs), preferred provider organizations (PPOs), and point…

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Health Insurance in Retirement

September 16, 2015
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At any age, health care is a priority. When you retire, however, you will probably focus more on health care than ever before. Staying healthy is your goal, and this can mean more visits to the doctor for preventive tests and routine checkups. There’s also a chance that your health will decline as you grow…

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Getting Health Insurance When You're Hard to Insure

July 3, 2015

If you’re older and/or in poor health, you’re definitely somebody who should have health insurance coverage. Unfortunately, you don’t, and you’re having difficulty getting it. All of the insurance companies you’ve applied to refuse to offer you coverage because they see you as too great a risk. They may even classify you as totally uninsurable.…

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Understanding Your Health Insurance Policy

June 3, 2015

There’s no doubt about it–health insurance can seem complicated. A typical policy is filled with the kind of technical jargon that sends many of us into cold sweats. Fortunately, understanding the basics of your policy isn’t as difficult as you might think. Take the bull by the horns Before you can begin to understand your…

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Getting Health Insurance When You're Hard to Insure

March 3, 2015

If you’re older and/or in poor health, you’re definitely somebody who should have health insurance coverage. Unfortunately, you don’t, and you’re having difficulty getting it. All of the insurance companies you’ve applied to refuse to offer you coverage because they see you as too great a risk. They may even classify you as totally uninsurable.…

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Women: Planning for the Financial Impact of Children

January 21, 2015

Children are a special blessing and their arrival brings boundless love and joy into our lives that you can’t put a price on. But adding a child to the household impacts the family budget–and women especially–in very measurable ways. Whether this is your first child or your fourth, here are some financial matters to think…

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