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At the Root of the Matter: The Importance of Dental Insurance

Oral health is as important as your overall physical well-being. That’s the reason why dental insurance plans exist. And given the costs of some dental procedures, it’s all the more reason to have one. You don’t know when toothaches are going to strike or make that important visit to the dentist. Take advantage of your […]

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Here’s Everything You Have to Know About Medicare

When people hear the word Medicare, people will automatically think of it as a medical insurance provider for those who are 65 years old and up. While this is true, there are more to Medicare than it’s common identification. Here are the most important things you need to know about this health insurance program. Defining […]

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Navigating Your Medicare Through SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program)

Health insurance is relevant for everyone, especially for seniors who may require advanced and essential healthcare services. There is Medicare with its coverage for hospital stays, preventive services, and prescription drugs. And there’s one program that helps older Americans and other beneficiaries navigate and explore Medicare for better outcomes: SHIP. SHIP or State Health Insurance […]

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Aetna Insurance Expanding Medicare Supplement Biz

Earlier this week, Aetna announced a deal to acquire the Medicare supplement insurance business and related business units from Genworth Financial for $290 million. Pending approval from federal and state regulators, the deal should close in the fourth quarter of this year, Aetna representatives said in a press release issued from their Hartford, CT headquarters. […]

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Friday Filmstrips: Prescription Drug Plan “Donut Holes”

If you have a prescription drug plan, there’s a coverage gap or “donut hole” you may encounter. This video talks provides some insight and information.

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Feds Announce Largest Healthcare Fraud Takedown Ever

Anyone who is, or has a parent who is, covered by medicare knows that healthcare fraud is a tangible risk. Some good news, then, on this Monday, is that Attorney General Eric Holder and HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced last Friday at a healthcare fraud summit in Miami, that the feds are in the process […]

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Senate Approves COBRA Extension Bill

It was reported on Wednesday that the United States Senate voted 62-36 to approve a $138 billion bill that temporarily halts cuts in Medicare payments to doctors, and also extends COBRA premium subsidies and Medicaid assistance. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D – NV) said in a statement to the press, “This week’s bill helps […]

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Planning for Retirement? Pay Attention to Health Care

If you’re planning for retirement pay close attention to your health care options. Why? Because according to financial journal MarketWatch, this is likely to be one of the biggest costs you’ll have to absorb once you leave the workplace, even with the federal Medicare program providing your basic coverage. Why is health care so expensive […]

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Health Plan Tax Resolved?

Consumers worried about the rumor of taxes on high-value health insurance plans, the so-called “Cadillac” plans, can rest easy. Why? Because the White House and union leaders reached an accord two weeks ago which changed the cost threshold and added an eight-year exemption for collectively bargained plans. The deal, which was cemented in mid-January, removed […]

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