Glitches…Smitches…Health Insurance Marketplaces Are Open For Business

It’s October.  We’ve successfully survived the launch of the new Affordable Care Act’s (ACA, “ObamaCare”) Health Insurance Marketplaces even with the goverment shutdown.  Granted, the opening didn’t go quite smoothly as planned as there were software glitches, websites crashes, and long wait times for questions and answers, but on a positive note…the world did not implode, Wall

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You Really Need to Read This: 10 Ways the New Healthcare Law Affects YOU Today and in 2014

Whether you need health coverage or have it already, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) offers new rights and protections that make coverage fairer and easier to understand. Some rights and protections apply to plans in the Health Insurance Marketplace/Exchange or other individual insurance, some apply to job-based plans, and some apply to all health coverage.

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Men — This One’s For You!

The month of May was dedicated to women. June is for Dads. It’s time to celebrate Father’s Day and National Men’s Health Week (June 10-16, 2013). Take this month to focus on YOUR health. (reposted from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, June 13, 2013) The Problem Historically, men tend to have higher rates

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Ladies — This One’s For You!

As I mentioned previously, we are celebrating women of all ages this week. And, as women, we have our health needs and requirements that are different than men. One of the big pushes of the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA or ACA) is a focus on whole body wellness through annual check-ups

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Calling All Goddesses! It’s Your Time to Shine

We kicked off National Women’s Health Week with Mother’s day this past Sunday and I hope you had a wonderful day.  A special day to celebrate all women in whatever form they take — moms, sisters, daughters, aunts, grandmas, cousins, friends, and even if they are moms or not…they are all special.  So, Ladies — celebrate YOUR

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The Health Insurance Individual Market

Even with all the shouting and finger-pointing going on in Congress the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA or ACA) just keeps rolling on even through budget over runs, time constraints, and congressional hearings. But let’s not forget what the ACA’s fundamental goal is all about — to help roll the millions of uninsured

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The Price of Prescription Medications

We all know too well how it seems our money just doesn’t seem to stretch quite as far as it used to. Well, I hate to break the news to you, it’s not an illusion, it’s a fact. It seems like every time we think we can save a bit of money in our coffee

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Ready, Set, Go…Into the ACA Marketplace

As you know, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA or ACA) was enacted in 2010. The biggest change to our current-day healthcare will soon become operational October 1, 2013 with the implementation of the Health Insurance Marketplace (also known as Exchange). The Marketplace will be available on-line for all legal Americans to compare

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Words, Terms, and Acronyms

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA or ACA) has been in the news in some form or another just about every day for the past year. As we are heading into the final stretch before the launch of the new health insurance requirements, print news, television news bites, internet news articles, Facebook, etc.

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How Can The New Healthcare Law Directly Benefit Me?

We’ve talked about the basics of the new Affordable Care Act (ACA) that was enacted in 2010. And the new the mandated health insurance requirements that are set to go into effect on October 1, 2013 for plan year beginning January 1, 2014.  But, we haven’treally talked about how the healthcare law could directly benefit

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