Archive for the ‘health insurance brokers’ Category

Health Insurance Exchanges May Bring Down Costs

Posted on: December 10th, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

The Affordable Care Act has met a lot of opposition, especially as states choose whether or not they are setting up their own state-run exchange.  The mandate says that all states and territories should establish their own health insurance exchange before January 1, 2014 or they will default to a federally run exchange program.  It’s […]

Health Insurance Exchanges Changed by Agents and Brokers

Posted on: June 22nd, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

Cindy Gillespie from wrote a very interesting article, “Little-Noted Provision On Agents and Brokers Could Mean Big Changes For Exchanges”, which talks about an important decision made by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in regards to the role brokers and agents will play in health insurance exchanges. Basically, HHS has opened […]

Happy Holidays From!

Posted on: December 26th, 2011 by ymedina No Comments wishes everyone a very happy holiday season. With New Years Day upon us, we expect a lot of people to take a look at their lifestyle and make some New Year’s resolutions. It’s tradition and it can be good for us to sit back and take a look at what opportunities we may have […]

Health Insurance Brokers Could Benefit From New Legislation

Posted on: July 1st, 2011 by ymedina No Comments

A group of state insurance regulators with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) voted earlier to endorse new legislation that would preserve health insurance broker sales commissions and benefit insurers, potentially at the expense of consumers.  Some experts believe this legislation could cost consumers billions in higher health insurance costs and lost rebates offered […]

Health Insurance Brokers

Posted on: September 10th, 2010 by ymedina No Comments

One of the main goals of the new Affordable Care Act is to make purchasing small group and individual health insurance policies easier and simpler.  It may end up eliminating the need for agents and brokers, according to the article “Health Insurance Broker: Friend of Foe” by Kate Pickert on Times blog site.  This obviously […]

KPS Health Plans: Making Tax Time Easier

Posted on: April 19th, 2010 by ymedina No Comments

Many consumers do not realize that they may need health insurance information for their tax returns.  Many companies, such as KPS Health Plans, makes it easy to get access to insurance information including pharmacy and medical claims.  Deducting medical costs can save you a lot of money and if you think you may be eligible […]

Health Insurance Scam

Posted on: April 12th, 2010 by JPAL No Comments

A new health insurance scam has evolved out of the new health care bill that was recently signed.  Opportunistic scammers have been going door-to-door, posed as Government officials in some cases, trying to scare people into purchasing phony health insurance plans. These cases have become common enough that the U.S. Health and Human Services Department […]

Health Insurance Agents – What’s Next?

Posted on: August 5th, 2009 by JPAL No Comments

Jaclyn Schiff a writer for Kaiser Health news recently penned an article about insurance agents and how impending health care reform might impact those that sell individual health insurance.  According to the article, the changes that are being considered could significantly change the way they do business. Schiff spoke to two health insurance agents to […]

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida Teams Up With County

Posted on: July 20th, 2009 by ymedina No Comments

Miami-Dade county in Florida has teamed up with Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance of Florida for a very unique partnership according to the article “Dade, Blue Cross offer health plan” by John Dorschner on  Currently there are around 600,000 uninsured in Miami-Dade county and leaders felt something needed to be done to fix this.  Janet […]

Combining Health Coverage

Posted on: November 3rd, 2008 by JPAL No Comments

Some California health insurance companies, inlcuding Kaiser Permanente, Health Net, and Blue Shield of California, have warned brokers across the state that if they combine health insurance plans offered by their companies with other forms of insurance or “wraparound” plans to cover the gaps in coverage, they may be refused earned commissions or even lose […]