Recently, we’ve received numerous calls from everyday folks, just like you, who have had medical treatment and aren’t sure what to expect as it relates to their claims. More to the point, they want to know how much are they going to owe. The answer to this question is based on which category of patient Read more about What you can expect to pay on your healthcare claims[…]
Just like a flashlight, don’t really care if it works or not when there is plenty of light. That changes when it gets dark. When you turn it on, you count on it working.
During the Open Enrollment, I’ve talked to hundreds of people. Some are getting conned by bad insurance agents. I call them bad because they either don’t know, don’t care, or are just plain crooked. If you bought a Short-Term plan or an Individual PPO (Preferred Provider Organization) and the Agent didn’t explain the difference between a Read more about It makes me MAD[…]
You have until this Friday, the 15th to select a health insurance plan, without answering any health questions. According to Forbes and the Motley Fool, “medical debt is the No. 1 source of personal bankruptcy filings in the U.S.” Having health insurance can help you avoid this. Don’t delay. Call us with any questions, 512-417-6058.
If you’ve been trying to get insurance during the Open Enrollment, which ends December 15th, you have probably noticed you can’t get a PPO or Preferred Provider Organizations. PPOs are only offered in the Small and Large Group markets. The reason why is a topic for a future blog. This topic is about how to get Read more about How to get a PPO![…]
In 1986, Congress enacted the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act or EMTALA. In 1994 they revised the Act to include the “prudent layperson” definition as a standard for evaluating whether a patient has an emergency condition. Boiled down, it says if you think it is an emergency, then it is to be classified as Read more about Another Healthcare Law that Sounds Good but does No Good[…]
There is a new entrant into Travis County for insurance. It is called, Oscar. Those of you looking for health insurance are very limited in your choices. For years, Blue Cross Blue Shield has really been the only viable choice. Now that Oscar has emerged, Blue Cross Blue Shield has some competition. Let me briefly explain Read more about What is an “Oscar”?[…]
Open enrollment for individual and family insurance for 2018 begins on November 1, 2017, and runs through December 15, 2017. After that date, you will no longer be able to get insurance without any questions being asked. It costs nothing to use a broker or agent. Don’t just by the cheapest insurance. It could cost Read more about Are you ready?[…]
You don’t have to answer that, but on April 15, 2016, when you file your 2015 taxes, the IRS will know if you had a QHP or Qualified Health Plan or not. Insurance Carriers are now supposed to collect your Social Security number and report it to the IRS has having health insurance. They have Read more about Did you lie about having health insurance on your tax form?[…]
In addition to selling insurance I work with Providers helping them understand all the new regulations and how the Affordable Care Act will affect them. Recently I spoke with a Medical Biller about provider charges, the incredibly high deductibles patients must meet for their insurance plan and what Payer consider to be an allowable service. Read more about What Most People Don’t Know About Deductibles[…]