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More Colleges Requiring Health Insurance

Posted on: February 9th, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

More and more colleges are requiring their students to carry health insurance and they are giving quality options to make this possible.  Michigan State University has recently become the sixth school in the Big Ten to require their students to carry a form of health insurance.  This may seem like a harsh requirement but the […]

Michigan Health Insurance Possibly Giving Rebates

Posted on: December 21st, 2011 by ymedina No Comments

UPDATED INFORMATION 01/25/2012 – The Governor of Michigan, Rick Snyder, announced his intent to create an Exchange which is state-based called the MI Health Marketplace.  It is consistent with recommendations from the Exchange Steering Committee. Based on a federal health regulators ruling made earlier this week, about 340,000 Michigan residents who purchase their own individual […]

Health Blue Living by BCBSM

Posted on: December 2nd, 2011 by BlogAdmin No Comments

Health Blue Living is a wellness based HMO that was launched five years ago by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.  Since then nearly 500k Michigan residents have enrolled in the health plan. The plan provides discounts in monthly premium to he employee if they achieve goals such as lowering BMI, or quitting smoking for […]

Health Insurance Sort Says HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Posted on: October 31st, 2011 by ymedina No Comments

Hoping everyone has a happy and safe Halloween this festive day.  Not to put a damper on the fun, but came across a statistic this morning that was much more frightening than Halloween.  For personal health insurance in Michigan, 1 in 20 children have no health insurance at all. Halloween is a high time for […]

Michigan Health Insurance Has Fewer Options

Posted on: October 27th, 2011 by ymedina No Comments

A new report by the American Medical Association has some interesting information about what’s available throughout the nation for health insurance.  Michigan health insurance has the 4th least competitive market in the country which means consumers have fewer choices for health insurance. The report used numbers from 2009 enrollment in health insurance organizations and preferred […]

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 […]

Medicare Supplement Plans in Michigan

Posted on: November 9th, 2009 by JPAL No Comments

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) doesn’t advertise their Medicare Supplement plans because they are such money losers for the company.  BCBSM has a dominant market position with nearly 60% market share, and the second largest Medicare Supplement membership rests with United Healthcare who maintains just under 20% of the market. Several other health […]

Flexible Blue II – BCBSM

Posted on: October 1st, 2009 by JPAL No Comments

Although health insurance rates continue to rise, affordable health insurance can still be found.  Flexible Blue is an affordable individual health plan offered by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) for families and individuals who live in Michigan. Flexible Blue is an HSA qualified health insurance plan, with monthly premiums as low as $52.82 […]

Priority Health Individual Health Plans

Posted on: August 27th, 2009 by JPAL No Comments

Michigan based Priority Health, plans to increase its presence in the Michigan individual health insurance marketplace, by launching a new suite of products targeting this market segment by the end of the year. Priority Health Chief Marketing Office Joan Budden is leading the charge.  Budden worked for BCBSM for 24 years including nearly four years […]

Top Rated Health Plans In Michigan

Posted on: July 1st, 2009 by BlogAdmin No Comments

J.D. Power & Associates rated Health Alliance Plan (HAP) as the top health plan in Michigan for 2009.  Michigan is one of the few “regions” in this study of well over 100 health insurance companies from coast-to-coast, where a Blue Cross and Blue Shield health plan was not recognized as being the top plan. Health […]