Posts Tagged ‘high-deductible health plan’

Catastrophic Health Insurance: Pros and Cons In Today’s Economy

Posted on: September 5th, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

During these tough economic times, many people are choosing to go without any health insurance coverage to save money.  According to, about 16.3% of the US population is uninsured as of 2010 and that number is growing.  The main groups going without coverage include foreign born residents who are not US Citizens, young adults […]

Finding Health Insurance for Small Businesses

Posted on: October 9th, 2010 by ymedina No Comments

Finding health insurance for small business can be a daunting task, and there is a lot of information out there for business owners to sift through.  Good news though for Blue Cross members.  Independence Blue Cross has unveiled some new health care options for small businesses.  The launch includes 25 new plans and is being […]

BlueOptions HSA – Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC

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

Given the increased attention to rising health insurance rates and the growing number of uninsured in this country, we periodically scour the web for low-cost health insurance plans from quality health insurance companies across the country and blog about one here. Blue Options HSA is a low cost health plan for North Carolina residents offered […]

BlueEdge – Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

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

BlueEdge is a high-deductible health plan offered by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) that can be combined to form an HSA. There are also BlueEdge plan options for employer groups that work in conjunction with health reimbursement arrangements. BlueEdge also includes coverage for both preventative & wellness benefits. Health savings accounts are effective […]

Georgia Health Plans Get Tax Breaks

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

Several new Georgia state laws become law as we ring in the new year today.  Among these new laws is one which will eliminate both state and local taxes for Georgia health insurers who offer high-deductible health insurance plans.  The tax break will save insurance companies an estimated $146 Million over 5 years.  The idea […]

High-Deductible Health Plans For Wisconsin Residents

Posted on: September 29th, 2008 by JPAL No Comments

Members of Wisconsin’s Health Insurance Risk Sharing Plan (HIRSP) will experience either no rate increase or a single-digit increase to their health insurance rates in 2009 as a result of changes made to the plan, such as offering high-deductible health plan options. Founded almost 30 years ago (1979), HIRSP has been Wisconsin’s health insurer of […]

Ohio Health Insurance Rates Rising Fast

Posted on: September 19th, 2008 by JPAL No Comments

In article written by Joan Mazzolini of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Ohio health insurance rates have increased 9 times faster than the rate at which wages have risen. From 2000 through 2007 the average cost to insure a family in Ohio through employer sponsored health coverage increased over 80% while wages rose less than 9% […]