Archive | December, 2015

ACA Year End Details

So, you successfully enrolled in health insurance for 2016.  Congratulations, but you are probably not done yet.  Following are some of the details you will need to check: 1-      Have you established your payment method for the new insurance plan and have you set up the first payment?  January payments are due before the first […]

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CoventryOne – IMPORTANT INFORMATION!

CoventryOne clients in four states must take action to restart EFT to pay their monthly premium by January 4. Individual Pre-65 Due to a recent change in our underwriting legal entities, we cannot automatically deduct some of your client’s health care premium payments via electronic funds transfer (EFT) for January 2016 from their account.  To […]

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Christmas Cinema

Everyone has a favorite Christmas movie. Mine is “A Christmas Story”. You know the one about Ralphie and his quest for an authentic “Red Ryder 200 shot carbine action BB gun”, as he so precisely describes it. I identify so closely with everything about this movie that it could have been about me. The movie […]

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ACA Preventive Care Links

We have had many conversations since November 1 helping individuals compare health insurance plans as part of the annual Open Enrollment period. Questions have come up particularly about how routine services are covered.   Benefits can vary somewhat from carrier to carrier, but there are specific preventive benefits that are guaranteed in each contract through Federal […]

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Year End / New Year

Many of us are not part of the Medicare open enrollment or the Affordable Care Act individual open enrollment. This does not mean that we do not have year-end considerations of our own. First, if we are participants in a Flexible Spending Account we have money that we have had payroll deducted during the year […]

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Tick Tock

Websites are freezing at both the insurance carriers and at the federal Marketplace as time is drawing near for the end of the 2016 health insurance open enrollment period.  Phone lines to both sets of providers are busy and disconnects after interminable holds are once again the norm. December 15 marks the last day to […]

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