Labor Day is a bittersweet holiday, isn’t it? The end of the summer, squeezing in the last bits of fun and adventure, all the while looking forward to the return to normal structure September brings. I love the leisurely pace of summer but by the end of August I can’t wait to get back into […]
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My Obamacare Experience (thus far)
I’ve been waiting to see the details of the insurance plans available through Obamacare, so first thing the morning of October 1 I clicked over to www.healthcare.gov to check it out. I was unpleasantly surprised to find out registration is required to get any info (other insurance quoting sites I’ve utilized in the past only […]
Obamacare is coming- are you ready?
Will you be buying next year’s health insurance on the new exchanges? Starting Tuesday October 1, individuals can enroll online at www.healthcare.gov for coverage effective January 1, 2014. Small businesses can enroll beginning October 1 as well, but can’t do it online until November 1 due to a delay on that end. The deadline for […]
Talking SHOP About Obamacare
Hands down, the research I did on the impact of the Affordable Care Act for the individual for my last column was the most confusing to date. Researching the impact on businesses for this one was equally confusing. It’s difficult to keep the ins and outs, requirements, exceptions and penalties straight, so I hope this […]
Obamacare- what’s coming for you?
As we approach the Jan. 1, 2014, full implementation date of the Affordable Care Act, questions abound as to what will happen and how we will be affected. Here are some frequently asked questions: I’m covered by a plan at work. Will I keep that same plan? That depends. The so-called “employer mandate” says […]
Surviving the Medicare Part D Maze
It’s open enrollment season for many folks, the time of year to make any changes to employee benefits. But open enrollment isn’t just for employees. It’s also the season for seniors to adjust Medicare options. One of the most complicated set of options to consider is prescription drug coverage. There are two ways for beneficiaries […]