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Signing Up for Medicare

By |2016-12-23T19:05:48-07:00August 8th, 2016|Categories: Blog, How To Apply For Medicare|Tags: , |

Are you getting close to your 65th birthday? If so, you have likely begun to think about signing up for Medicare insurance coverage. However, this decision is not always black and white, which means it requires a bit of consideration and a full understanding of the benefits and how Medicare works. Learning more about the process of [...]

How To Apply For Medicare

By |2016-12-23T19:05:49-07:00August 3rd, 2016|Categories: Blog, How To Apply For Medicare|Tags: |

How to apply for Medicare is one of the top calls we get at iHealthBrokers Medicare Advisors. Medicare is the United States health insurance program for people who are 65 years of age or older. There are also certain people under the age of 65 who can qualify for Medicare, including those who suffer from [...]

Aetna Senior Supplemental – ID Card Update

By |2016-12-23T19:05:49-07:00July 18th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

RE: Aetna Senior Supplemental - Medicare Supplement ID Card Update In an email received on July 18th, 2016 from Aetna Senior Supplemental. Thanks to feedback from our valued agents and policyholders, we have revised some of the language on our Medicare Supplement ID cards to make it easier for medical care providers to electronically verify eligibility [...]

Seven Remaining Obamacare Co-Ops Prepare Survival Strategies

By |2016-12-23T19:05:49-07:00July 18th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

New failures are piling up among the member-run health insurance co-ops carrying out one of the Affordable Care Act’s most idealistic goals, leaving just seven remaining when the health law’s fourth enrollment season starts in the fall. There were 23 in 2014. The public knows them as co-ops. They’re officially called consumer operated and oriented plans [...]

Parts of Medicare

By |2016-12-23T19:05:49-07:00July 15th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

The Parts of Medicare are often a confusing topic for new Medicare beneficiaries. Especially when you start confusing the Medicare plans offered by Medicare Supplement companies that are also differentiated by Letters A through L. The good news, as with anything that we write about is that we understand it, so we can help you understand it! [...]

Medigap Plan G – Plan F vs Plan G With Video

By |2016-12-23T19:05:49-07:00June 2nd, 2016|Categories: Blog, Medicare Supplements|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Medigap Plan G is the second most comprehensive Medicare supplement, however, in our opinion, it is the best option by a long shot. 90% of individuals calling in to iHealthbrokers Medicare Advisors request Plan F, because it's the best. Once people find out about Plan G, they completely forget about Plan F. Not only is it [...]

Aetna Senior Supplemental Insurance

By |2018-02-01T14:36:32-07:00June 1st, 2016|Categories: Blog, Health Insurance 101|Tags: , , , |

Aetna Senior Supplemental Insurance offers a full line of plans related to senior health. Aetna Senior Supplemental Insurance is rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company (as of June 12, 2015). “A” (Excellent) is the third highest rating out of sixteen A.M. Best ratings. This is an indicator of Aetna's financial strength and ability to pay future claims. Aetna Senior [...]

Ohio shutting down state’s Obamacare nonprofit co-op InHealth – claims paced $3M per week

By |2016-12-23T19:05:49-07:00May 30th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Health Insurance 101|Tags: , , , |

InHealth Mutual Fails InHealth Mutual is now under receivership from the Ohio Department of Insurance. Source: BizJournals.com - May 26, 2016, 2:58pm EDT - Ohio is the latest state to lose its nonprofit co-op health insurer created under an Affordable Care Act after a Franklin County judge on Thursday appointed the Ohio Department of Insurance as receiver of [...]

Special Enrollment Period Health Insurance Marketplace Updates

By |2016-12-23T19:05:49-07:00May 12th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Health Insurance 101|Tags: , , , |

Date Released by CMS: 2016-05-06 Title: Special Enrollment Period Health Insurance Marketplace Contact: press@cms.hhs.gov Special Enrollment Period Health Insurance Marketplace and the Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan Program HHS is taking new steps to strengthen the integrity of special enrollment periods (SEPs) and to simplify rules for the Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP) program to [...]

Medicare Pays Bonuses To 231 Hospitals With Lower Quality Because Of Cheaper Costs

By |2016-12-23T19:05:49-07:00May 11th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Health Insurance 101|Tags: |

The federal government paid bonuses to 231 hospitals with subpar quality because their patients tend to be less expensive for Medicare, new research shows. The bonuses are small, generally a fraction of a percent of their Medicare payments. Nonetheless, rewarding hospitals of mediocre quality was hardly the stated goal when the Affordable Care Act created financial [...]

Raising Medicare Eligibility Age Could Trigger Gov’t Savings, But Tally Higher Total Health Spending

By |2016-12-23T19:05:50-07:00May 10th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Health Insurance 101|Tags: , |

Raising Medicare Eligibility Age Could Trigger Gov’t Savings... Medicare Eligibility - Healthcare spending for some services dropped by nearly a third when people turned 65 and switched from private insurance to Medicare, according to a recent study. The decline was driven by lower prices paid by the Medicare program to doctors and other providers rather than a drop-off in [...]

Smokers’ Ranks Look Conspicuously Sparse In Obamacare

By |2016-12-23T19:05:50-07:00May 5th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Health Insurance 101|Tags: , |

Barred from restaurants, banned on airplanes and unwelcome in workplaces across America, smokers have become accustomed to hiding their habits. So it’s no surprise many may now also be denying their habit when they buy health coverage from the federal health law’s insurance exchanges. Insurers — who can charge higher rates in most states to admitted [...]

BCBSNM Announces They Will Not Offer On Exchange Health Insurance Plans for 2016 Due to a +19M Loss for 2015

By |2016-12-23T19:05:50-07:00August 29th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Health Insurance 101|Tags: , , |

BCBSNM Announces Changes to Individual Plan Offerings for 2016 News Alert – Aug. 26, 2015 We are proud that since the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange opened in 2014, we have helped thousands of customers cover the cost of vital medical services, many for the first time. Delivering high quality health insurance to the citizens of [...]

iHealthBrokers Is Now Providing Travel Medical Insurance to US Travelers to Cuba

By |2016-12-23T19:05:50-07:00January 20th, 2015|Categories: Blog|

iHealthBrokers Is Now Providing Travel Medical Insurance to US Travelers to Cuba In accordance with changes to the Cuban Assets Control Regulations that went into effect January 16, 2015, iHealthBrokers can now provide international travel medical coverage to clients traveling from the US to Cuba. The Change The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has issued [...]

Big benefits to small business owners providing health insurance plans

By |2016-12-23T19:05:50-07:00October 22nd, 2014|Categories: Blog, Health Insurance 101|

Big benefits to small business owners providing health insurance plans Many small businesses offer health insurance plans to their employees. This, of course, is a benefit to the employee who considers it an incentive to remain an employee with a company that cares. Online insurance brokers are offering innovative small business health insurance plans that prove [...]

Is your health insurance appropriate?

By |2016-12-23T19:05:50-07:00October 22nd, 2014|Categories: Blog, Health Insurance 101|Tags: , , , , |

Is your health insurance appropriate? If you think of health insurance as something that is too casual for your life, obviously, you are not making the headway in the right direction. Health insurance is mandatory, legal proposition between you and the carrier. The insurance plan is offered to you on a particular quote. It is not [...]

Insurance Quotes For Small Businesses

By |2016-12-23T19:05:50-07:00October 10th, 2014|Categories: Blog, Health Insurance 101|

Insurance Quotes For Small Businesses So you own a small businesses and you need to find the best price on health insurance for your employees. It is a noble thing to help provide health insurance for your employees and something that they are hopefully grateful for. With this can come high price quotes and low quotes. [...]

Insure your health with affordable health insurance

By |2016-12-23T19:05:50-07:00August 30th, 2014|Categories: Blog, Health Insurance 101|Tags: , , , , , , |

Insure your health with affordable health insurance Living a healthy, carefree life is a goal and desire that most of us share. Reaching that goal is challenge in today’s world. Being healthy and staying healthy can often depend on the quality of your health insurance plan. The high cost of medical care makes it very essential [...]

Health insurance quotes for your employees

By |2016-12-23T19:05:50-07:00August 21st, 2014|Categories: Blog, Health Insurance 101|

Do you want your business to grow? It can only happen if your employees are skilled, hardworking and loyal. The toughest challenge faced by any small business in the market today is finding and keeping good employees. Showing that you care will go a long way in establishing loyalty and willingness to stay with your company [...]

Affordable family health insurance plan

By |2016-12-23T19:05:50-07:00August 21st, 2014|Categories: Blog, Health Insurance 101|Tags: , , |

Affordable family health insurance plan You provide your family food, clothes, shelter and transportation. You also need to provide health care. A good health insurance plan will provide your family with coverage for routine medical care and medical emergencies. There can be many types of medical emergencies that can strike at any time. You need to [...]

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