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Join Partners in Health and Biz talk show host Gail Dixon this Saturday, January 31, 2015 and learn what you can do now to get affordable health coverage before the February 15, 2015 deadline and avoid a tax penalty this April. Call into the studio with your questions and/or comments: 347-945-7433.
If figuring out your 2015 health insurance is still on your "To Do" list, here are the three things you need to know:
It's not too late! Open Enrollment is...well, open! If you haven't applied for coverage, you still have time.
Have coverage from last year? Check to see if your current plan is still the best one for you. Many carriers have changed their pricing and you may want to choose a different plan.
Worried that health insurance is too expensive? Many people qualify for a tax credit subsidy that lowers the premium they pay each month. Example: subsidies are available for individuals with income between $11,670 and $46,680, or a family of four with income between $23,850 and $95,400.
Open Enrollment for 2015 coverage runs through February 15, 2015. During this time you can sign up for new coverage, change plans, or find out if you can get help paying for your coverage.
Welcome to class 6 of Introduction to Health Insurance. This class completed the course of the introduction to health insurance and will be followed by Health care billing and coding procedures. Your final exam will be sent to you this weekend.
Enjoy your learning journey!
Welcome to class five of Introduction to health insurance. To be successful in this class please be sure to listen to the entire class. You should also have your required text books. Be sure to send your Instructor the attendance flag word at the end of the class.
Enjoy your learning journey!
Welcome to Introduction to health Insurance. To be best in this class be sure to have the required materials and textbook. At the completion of this class, you must send your Instructor the attendance flag word to receive attendance credits. Enjoy your learning experience!
Welcome to Introduction to Health Insurance class 4. Be sure to have note taking materials, your required text book and your lesson plan or syllabus for the class. At the end of the class you are required to send your Instructor the attendance flag word to recieve proper attendance credits.
Enjoy your learning journey!
Welcome to SMB Tech Schools Introduction to Health Insurance class. When working in any business, to be able to sustain the operation of the business there is usually a fee for service. In the healthcare professional it is the same. Patients can elect to be private pay or pay with cash or patients often have a health insurance policy to assure that when they are ill or need an annual check up the policy will generally cover the cost of the healthcare professionals providing the patient service.
In this class you will learn the basics of health insurance. To be successful in this class you will need your course syllabus, text book and writing materials. In order to gain attendance credits you will need to completely listen to the class and send the Instructor your attendance flag word upon completion of this class and every class.d
We look forward to a great learning experience! Enjoy your learning journey!
Tom Kucan returns to Anna's Journey to discuss health insurance.
Join us to hear the advice Tom has to share with us.
Listen live on the phone (1-661-554-9121) or
Listen live or in replay on the internet at www.blogtalkradio.com/anna-renault
As dental hygienists, we have all at least contemplated about buying disability insurance. But is it worth the expense? What kind of disabilty insurance is there? How expensive is it? What would it cover? How long would it last if you ever needed to use it? Today, America's Dental Hygienist, Shirley Gutkowski talks with Ann Hansen about all the pros-and-cons of disablilty insurance. Ann Hansen is a Registered Dental Hygienist and has a Bachelor's Degree in Health. She has over 30 years of dental experience--ranging from registered dental assistant, insurance manager, office manager and dental hygienist. She has been retired from dental hygiene since 2008 but still stays connected to dentistry through education and mentoring. She is a two-time attendee of Career Fusion--and loves the comraderie and support it has brought to her life.
On this morning's program, the hosts will be discussing private health insurance exchanges, pet insurance and more with special guests from Accenture and Hartville Pet Insurance Group.
For the first segment on today's program, Scott Brown, Private Exchange Offering Lead at Accenture, will be joining the program to discuss the firm's latest private exchange research. Accenture estimates enrollment in private health insurance exchanges doubled to six million individuals for the 2015 plan year. The company projects hypergrowth will continue through 2018, as a number of factors inhibiting early growth will dissipate, while several accelerators will spur further adoption. These factors, combined with the employer’s desire to meet consumers’ demand for choice and flexibility in a retail-like shopping experience, will lead to 40 million members on private exchanges by 2018.
The second guest on this week's program will be JoAnne Novak, AVP Business Development at Hartville Pet Insurance Group, providers of ASPCA Pet Health Insurance. As one of the oldest and largest pet insurance providers in the U.S., Hartville has committed itself to helping more pet parents have access to reliable and affordable pet insurance plans. According to the American Pet Products Association, roughly 68 percent of U.S. households have a pet, and last year, over $15 billion was spent on veterinary care. In this segment, JoAnne will discuss what’s driving the increasing demand for pet health insurance as a voluntary benefit as well as what makes pet insurance relevant for the workforce in connection with health care consumerism and private exchanges.
Mary Thompson started her career in NY as an underwriter for General Accident Insurance Company over 30 years ago. She then went to the agency side as an account manager for commercial insurance.
She relocated to Las Vegas where she has remained a Nevada resident for over 25 years. Her experience includes sales and executive management for all lines of insurance coverage specializing in Property, Casualty, Workers’ Compensation and Employee Benefits. Ms. Thompson is currently the President for Capstone Brokerage. She has work on both the agency and company side of the industry in Nevada with positions in Executive & Sales Management, Agency Operations, Director of Marketing, Bond Manager & Director of Human Resources.
Cynthia Throm (Cindy) is the Founder and President of Employers Benefits Design. Prior to opening EBD, Inc. in 1991, Cindy was an account executive for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nevada. It was there that Cindy discovered that one size does not fit all, and that no one single insurance company meets everyone’s needs. Prior to Blue Cross, Cindy worked for State Farm, and as a claims manager for Aetna. She was a Respiratory Therapist before entering the insurance field.
It is her varied background that gives her a unique perspective into the dynamics of health insurance, having worked for an insurance company in sales, paying claims submitted by providers, and working for a hospital that billed insurance companies. This unique insight is invaluable in assisting her clients navigate the cumbersome systems of managed care.
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