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Alabama Health Insurance Exchange Update

Posted on: October 11th, 2011 by ymedina No Comments

Health insurance in Alabama could be facing some big changes with health care reform upon us.  The article by Dana Beyerle on The Gadsden Times talks the inaugural meeting held last month.  Governor Robert Bentley’s Health Insurance Exchange Study Commission met at the Capitol auditorium in September.  The commission was created in June to help […]

Alabama Health Insurance Rates Under Scrutiny

Posted on: July 15th, 2011 by ymedina No Comments

Alabama health insurance rates continue to be one of ten states that do not have authority or the resources to regulate health insurance rates effectively.  Because of this, larger health insurance rate increases will be subject to federal review starting September 1st.  The article “Health Insurance Premiums in Alabama to Come Under Federal Review” by […]

Health Insurance Law: The CLASS Act

Posted on: May 5th, 2011 by ymedina No Comments

The Community Living Assistance Services and Support, also known as The CLASS Act, was developed by Senator Edward M. Kennedy with the intention of making easier for individuals to purchase health insurance that would assist with paying for home assistance in case an injury or illness made day to day living very difficult. After 10 […]

BCBSAL on Health Care Reform

Posted on: March 9th, 2010 by ymedina No Comments

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama has kept a close watch on the health care reform debate.  They fully support health care reform to improve medical care to all patients.  For over 70 years BCBSAL has tried to improve health care in Alabama. Like many health insurance companies, BCBSAL has some concerns about some of […]

Cheaper Alternative to COBRA

Posted on: February 8th, 2010 by JPAL No Comments

For many American families, COBRA coverage is still too expensive even with the current COBRA subsidy which is temporarily in place.  The COBRA subsidy program pays 65% of the monthly premiums for up to 15 months, but still can require a substantial monthly expense, as the average family of four still pays on average $389 […]

BCBSAL Offers Individual Health and Dental Coverage for Children

Posted on: January 28th, 2010 by ymedina No Comments

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama now offers health and dental coverage for children and young adults from birth to age 24.  According to their website, your child may be eligible if he or she is a resident of Alabama, is not eligible for Medicare, and they meet certain health underwriting guidelines. This is a […]

BCBSAL and the Be Healthy Program

Posted on: December 5th, 2009 by ymedina No Comments

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama has a unique website with an important goal.  It’s called and it has a lot of valuable information on health topics, health news, and medications.  It’s available to all BCBSAL members and it’s easy to register online. BCBSAL wants its members to be as healthy as they can […]

BCBSAL Offers Walking Program

Posted on: November 14th, 2009 by ymedina No Comments

BCBSAL has a unique walking program available to their members.  More information is available on their webiste. The walking program offers the opportunity to make a committment to walk regularly and to keep a record of your success.  Research shows that a regular routine of walking briskly daily can help with weight loss, lowering cholesterol, […]

BCBSAL Offering Baby Program

Posted on: October 29th, 2009 by ymedina No Comments

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama has information about a great program on their website.  “Baby Yourself” is a unique prenatal wellness program which gives expectant mothers important information about infant care and health care during pregnancy. On the BCBSAL website, it discusses the benefits of the program.  “Baby Yourself” offers all expectant mothers support […]

Individual Blue – BCBSAL

Posted on: September 25th, 2009 by BlogAdmin No Comments

There has been much much media coverage over the past year regarding rapidly increasing health insurance rates.  Rates have increased significantly this decade for sure, however there are still affordable health insurance plans that can be found. Individual Blue is a low cost health insurance plan for Alabama residents offered by Blue Cross and Blue […]