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Women’s Health Insurance: How to Choose the Best Plan

Posted on: August 28th, 2013 by SamTabes No Comments

Health insurance plans are tricky enough to navigate, but if you are a woman, you may have some additional needs that can only be met through specially tailored health plans.  Under the Affordable Care Act, certain preventative care services are made available to women without a copayment, but there are other factors that should be […]

Domino’s Pizza Sues Government Over Health Care Law

Posted on: December 27th, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

There are many aspects of the Affordable Care Act up for debate, but one of the hottest topics out there is the fact that health law requires insurers to offer contraception coverage in their policies or they risk being fined.  The founder of Domino’s Pizza is suing the federal government over this specific mandate and […]

Fertility Insurance Could Be Extended to Veterans

Posted on: August 23rd, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

There is good news for veterans struggling with infertility.  A new bill is being considered in the Senate that would expand the VA’s medical benefits package to include in vitro fertilization.  The Department of Veteran Affairs currently offers some fertility insurance, but this would take it a step further to be more comprehensive.  According to […]

New Preventative Health Services for Women

Posted on: August 13th, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

The Affordable Care Act ensures new required preventative health services for women, and as of August 1, 2012, about 47 million women will have access to additional preventative services without paying more at their doctor’s office for policies renewing on or after this date. Under health care reform, many private health insurance plans also must […]

Some Interesting Aspects of Health Care Law You May Not Know

Posted on: August 3rd, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

Many Americans still have pressing questions about the details behind President Obama’s health care law.  It’s a complicated law with a lot of information.  Some of the aspects are pretty much well-known such as the individual mandate and the rule that says people with pre-existing conditions cannot be denied health insurance coverage.  But did you […]

Women’s Health Insurance Prices To Drop

Posted on: July 17th, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

  Post Script UPDATE 9/26/2012 – Since August 1st, 2012, the Affordable Care Act and the Office of Women’s Health has required that most private health insurance plans cover preventative care for women, which could in the long run, drop prices even further for women.  Some of the preventative services that must be covered are […]

HealthAmericaOne Offering Maternity Benefits

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

HealthAmericaOne Insurance has broadened their insurance coverage options in Pennsylvania by now offering maternity benefits according to the press release found on MarketWatch.  With no complications, the average birth can cost families up to $17,000 but only about 13% of individual health plans available to 30 year old women across America in 2009 offered maternity […]

When To Pass On Your Employer’s Health Plan

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

Many Americans consider themselves lucky to have an employer that offers a health insurance plan, but Linda Stern urges employees to take a closer look at their employer’s benefits before automatically going with their insurance.  In her article “When To Skip Your Employer’s Health Plan” on Reuters.com, Stern talks about how she has skipped her […]

Maternity Coverage Mandate In California

Posted on: September 19th, 2011 by ymedina No Comments

More and more individual health insurance plans are cutting out maternity health insurance as part of their benefits package to save on costs.  This is extremely detrimental to new parents as health care costs continue to rise.  In California specifically, 82% of plans had maternity coverage seven years ago, but today that number has dropped […]

Health Insurance Haggling With Your Doctor

Posted on: September 6th, 2011 by ymedina No Comments

We don’t generally think of ourselves as consumers when we visit our doctor, but that’s exactly what we are.  We are paying money for a service, and even if the insurance company is paying most of the bill, we are a consumer to the health insurance company as we pay premiums each month.  A report […]