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Health Insurance for Individuals In South Carolina: Debate Continues

Posted on: May 23rd, 2011 by ymedina No Comments

Health insurance for individuals in South Carolina is getting increasingly harder to find with quality benefits and reasonable premiums.  The new health care reform bill is hoping to fix this issue in South Carolina and across the nation.  Working against this type of reform is South Carolina officials who continue to fight against reform in […]

Dean Health Plan Receives Recognition

Posted on: July 2nd, 2010 by ymedina No Comments

According to their website, Dean Health Plan has received the highest ranking in Member Satisfaction among health plans in the Minnesota-Wisconsin region for the 2nd year in a row.  This is from the JD Power and Associates 2010 US Member Health Insurance Plan Study released recently. This study, which is now in it’s 4th year, […]

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 […]

Dean Health Plan Has New Family Practitioner

Posted on: February 5th, 2010 by ymedina No Comments

According to Dean Care’s website there is a new Family Practitioner joining the Dean Health Plan group.  His name is Dr. Kenneth Betts and he brings over 25 years of experience to the Edgerton Clinic in Madison. Directot Nancy Ford feels very fortunate to have such a qualified physician joining the team.  For the past […]

CoreShare by Anthem BCBS

Posted on: January 4th, 2010 by BlogAdmin No Comments

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wisconsin has introduced a new low-cost health insurance plan for individuals called CoreShare.  In addition they have enhanced their SmartSense and Premier health plans. CoreShare has a simple plan design and can be as cheap as $45 per month for a 25 year old Male in Milwaukee. Among other […]

BadgerCare Up For Bid

Posted on: August 24th, 2009 by BlogAdmin No Comments

The state of Wisconsin is planning to require a open bidding process for private health insurance companies which seek to manage the BadgerCare Plus Health Insurance Program BadgerCare Plus provides health insurance coverage for low-income families with children under 19, but now also offers a health insurance plan with more limited coverage to low-income adults […]

Health Insurance For Low Income Families

Posted on: July 13th, 2009 by JPAL No Comments

Many states have state sponsored health insurance plans that are designed for “the working uninsured”.  Generally the monthly premiums of these plans are subsidized by the state and in order to qualify, applicants must have household income levels that don’t exceed 200% of federal poverty level, and being a resident of the state.  Each state […]

Wisconsin To Regulate Individual Health Insurance Policies?

Posted on: February 11th, 2009 by ymedina No Comments

State legislators in Wisconsin want to tighten individual health insurance regulations, reports Guy Bolton in the Milwalkee Journal-Sentinel. Currently, medical coverage can be denied or taken away if a person fails to disclose any pre-existing medical condition. The bill, which is supported by the state’s Insurance Commissioner, is said to be more consumer-friendly. For example, […]

Top Wisconsin Health Plans

Posted on: November 20th, 2008 by JPAL No Comments

In the recently released US News & World Report commercial health plan rankings (which takes into account both customer satisfaction and a number of different healthcare related measures such as disease prevention), The top 10 Wisconsin health insurance plans were ranked as follows. Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin – driven by very high […]

Health Care Reform – State Initiatives

Posted on: November 7th, 2008 by JPAL No Comments

The 2008 presidential election is now in he books, but there are still a number of states that have health care reform initiatives with unknown results. A rundown of pending and decided state health care initiatives is as follows: Arizona’s Proposition 101 would prohibit the passage of any law that would prohibit an individual from […]