Home Depot Sending Part-Time Workers to Health Insurance Exchanges

Posted on: September 20th, 2013 by SamTabes No Comments

More and more companies are taking their part-time employers off of their health insurance plans and advising them to shop for health insurance in the marketplace.  The health insurance exchanges aim to make shopping for competitive health insurance simple and streamlined but will it be affordable?  Home Depot is one of the recent employers pushing […]

You Can Now Purchase Your Health Insurance at the Mall

Posted on: September 12th, 2013 by SamTabes No Comments

More and more health insurance companies are turning to retail to sell their products since more individuals will be shopping around for policies in 2014.  Health insurers are drawn to the convenience shopping centers offer to individuals in the market for health insurance.  Since the Affordable Care Act is requiring most Americans to obtain health […]

Exchange Health Insurance Rates By State

Posted on: September 9th, 2013 by JPAL No Comments

Below are a list of links that provide information about the health insurance rates that will be available on online health insurance exchanges across the country. This list will be updates as additional states release their rates. Note:  some states do not plan on making their rates public until October 1st when the exchanges open […]

Low-Cost Options Through Health Care Reform: Studies Confirm

Posted on: September 6th, 2013 by SamTabes No Comments

Two separate studies have recently been released confirming what President Obama’s administration has been saying all along.  Health care reform will bring about more low-cost options for price conscious consumers.  The two private, independent studies from Kaiser Family Foundation and Avalere Health support the claim that health care reform will enable health insurers to offer […]

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 […]

Are you exempt from the individual mandate?

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

One of the most important and controversial components of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), is the individual mandate, which requires that all Americans purchase health insurance that includes at least a minimum level of essential coverage requirements, or pay a penalty. According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), less than 2% of Americans are expected […]

Sample Colorado health insurance rate comparison

Posted on: August 26th, 2013 by JPAL No Comments

As some states have begun to release the rates of plans available on their respective exchanges. We thought we would provide an apples to apples comparison of how specific shopper profiles would be affected.  As mentioned in a previous post,  when state representatives allude to average rate increases for their state, their analysis at times seems […]

Health Insurance Premiums Up Four Percent

Posted on: August 20th, 2013 by SamTabes No Comments

The Kaiser Family Foundation has recently released a new survey showing that employer sponsored health insurance premiums are up about 4% from last year, averaging $16,352 a year for a family.  This is a relatively modest increase for two years in a row and this could mean that the intense health care inflation could be […]

Key Dates To Remember When Shopping Via Online Marketplaces

Posted on: August 15th, 2013 by JPAL No Comments

This is a short but sweet post to remind those who will be shopping for health insurance via online health insurance marketplaces of a few important dates to remember.  These dates should be accurate regardless of what state you live in or what marketplace you might be purchasing from —  assuming the state insurance marketplaces […]

Health Insurance Ratings On Exchange Websites

Posted on: August 13th, 2013 by SamTabes No Comments

It makes sense that a website designed to make shopping for health insurance easier would have a comprehensive list of health insurance companies and their respective ratings.  It makes sense for the consumer and gives the competitive insurers more reason to become better and attract more customers.  Much to the dismay of some California residents, […]