Posts Tagged ‘health care access’

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 […]

Good Health Insurance Does Not Guarantee Good Health Care

Posted on: August 5th, 2013 by SamTabes No Comments

Health care reform is forcing the number of insured Americans to go up and with this the amount of people seeking health care will go up as well.  While states scramble to ensure there is enough planning in place to get everyone health insurance, the health care industry prepares for the potential of a lot […]

Which States Have The Highest Health Care Costs?

Posted on: June 7th, 2013 by SamTabes No Comments

There has been a lot of focus on rising health insurance costs and how this will affect today’s consumers.  One of the main factors driving these rising premiums is the cost of health care and prices can vary greatly from state to state ultimately affecting how much you’ll pay for health insurance.  According to Keith […]

Superstorm Sandy: What to Expect From Your Insurance

Posted on: October 31st, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

Superstorm Sandy has taken a massive toll on millions of Americans this Halloween season in about a third of the country and many will be postponing the trick-or-treating tradition due to power outages and remnants of windy rains.  Millions are still without electricity and complete restoration is expected to take a few more days.  Americans […]

Multistate Federal Health Insurance Plans Coming Soon

Posted on: October 29th, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

The White House is working on their multistate health insurance plans through health care reform and the federal government will soon have the new role as sponsor of at least two different programs.  The nationwide health insurance plans will be operated under contract with the federal government and will be available to Americans in each […]

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 […]

Health Care Reform: “The Decision”

Posted on: June 25th, 2012 by SamTabes 3 Comments

Updated July 18, 2012 – Now that the Supreme Court has deemed the Affordable Care Act Constitutional, Americans and health insurers must continue down the path of quality health care reform.  Here are some articles talking about some of the impact and what the future holds. The Influence on the Delivery of Health Care President […]

Health Insurer Grades: Higher Scores From AMA

Posted on: June 25th, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

The American Medical Association (AMA) recently released their fifth annual National Health Insurer Report Card which is based on a random sampling of about 1.1 million electronic claims for 1.9 million medical services submitted in the month of February 2012.  The companies included were Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Health Care Service Corporation, […]

Independence Blue Cross Teaming Up With AAA Mid-Atlantic

Posted on: June 11th, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

AAA Mid-Atlantic is offering a variety of health plans to individuals and families by teaming up with Independence Blue Cross (IBC).  The plans will be available to to AAA members and live in southeastern Pennsylvania.  This insurer, out of Philadelphia, currently has 13 medically underwritten HMO and PPO plan options available to consumers. Through this […]

Public Awaits Supreme Court Ruling on Health Reform

Posted on: June 6th, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

UPDATE 6/19/2012 – The Supreme Court has withheld their announcement on the health care law once again, and experts speculate there will not be a decision until the end of the month.  News outlets were on stand by this past Monday, June 19th, in hopes that an announcement would be made, but no such luck. […]