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Getting the Diabetes Care You Need on a High-Deductible Plan

Left uncontrolled, Diabetes can raise blood sugar to dangerously high levels and cause life-threatening complications ...
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When to Enroll In Insurance

By Rachel L. Boisselle Health insurance is one of those things that most folks don’t really think about until they need it. While health insurance is a necessity, it can be difficult or impossible to obtain outside of set enrollment periods. Knowing the firm deadlines can help you stay on ...
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If you needed a life-changing surgery, would your health insurance help?

If you needed a life-changing surgery, would your health insurance help?

If you were diagnosed with a serious illness that required a potentially life-changing surgery, would your health insurance company have your back? ...
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10 Things You Should Know About Medicare

Answers to your questions about Medicare like, What's covered, Enrollment deadlines, Free Services and more.  ...
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What are the telehealth upsides to Medicare Advantage Plans?

Have you heard about the new ruling expanding the ways providers can use telehealth and get paid by Medicare Advantage plans this past October? ...
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What Are Medigap Plans?

Are you over the age of sixty-five? If you are, that means you are eligible for the Medigap Plan that is also known as the Medicare Supplements Plan. A Medigap is an insurance health claim given by a private insurance company to pay medical costs that are not covered by ...
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Why You Should Have Health Insurance

Why You Should Have Health Insurance

Having health insurance improves your overall health and financial security, however, it can be a difficult decision for many in the short-term. The Affordable Care Act (ACA), also commonly referred to as “Obamacare,” caused the rate of those uninsured by health insurance to drop to under 6% for both Washington ...
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Obama Care / Affordable Care Act

Insurers are doing just fine, according to new data from the Kaiser Family Foundation. The margins they're seeing per individual customer (the difference between the premiums they're paid and the medical claims they pay out) look as healthy as they have in years. Despite fears the lack of the mandate ...
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Medicare 65 Your Insurance Gal

How long before you turn 65 do you apply for Medicare?

The short answer: Three Months. A little explanation: Medicare enrollment begins 3 months before your 65th birthday (well, the month of your birth) and ends 7 months from your birth month. If you aren’t already enrolled and receiving Social Security, you will need to sign up during this period. If ...
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Combat Rising Health Insurance Prices

Combat Rising Health Insurance Prices

The quest to deliver quality health care to employees is more challenging than ever in a market where costs are rising and coverage is declining. And when it comes to the reasons employees are dissatisfied with their health plans, cost is the top grievance by a long shot.Your Insurance Gal ...
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