Good News Obamacare Story

I received an email from a client who got covered as of January 1, 2015.  Donna has been self-employed for many years and didn’t think she could afford health insurance. Because of Obamacare (the Affordable Care Act), Donna got coverage [...]

Health Insurance Sign-up Extension

Don’t have health insurance?  Will you pay a penalty when you do your taxes? For those who were unaware or did not understand the implications of the fee for not enrolling in coverage, CMS will provide consumers with an opportunity to [...]

Health Insurance Deadline Extension?

The deadline for applying for health insurance was February 15th – or maybe it wasn’t. The federal Marketplace is extending the deadline – but only for people who started an application but did not finish it. People who have [...]

Part D mistake

When selecting a Medicare Advantage plan with Part D (drug coverage), it is important to check all of a person’s prescriptions to be sure they are covered by the plan and what the co-pay will be.  I thought I had done this for a new client [...]

Medicare Advantage in Tucson

Who were the Medicare Advantage winners and losers in Tucson, AZ after the Medicare Open Enrollment Period (OEP)?   The 2014 OEP was chaotic for over 10,000 people in Pima County who changed their Advantage plan. Many of them had been notified [...]