I just got a giant bill from the IRS! What did I do wrong?

As I sit here in mid-April, I can’t help but think of all the times in the past four years I’ve been confronted by folks who got HUGE tax bills at the end of the year because they bought their health insurance on healthcare.gov, made some errors computing their income […]

By |April 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Age Rating Ratios: Mike Breaks It Down

Age is a big factor in how much medical care people are expected to use. But the ACA made the ratio between how much we are allowed to charge a 64-year-old versus a 21-year-old too small. Mike Bertaut breaks it down in this new video that helps explain why young […]

By |April 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Blue Cross, through NOLAHI, Invests Directly in Improving Outcomes for Diabetics

As a person with Type 2 diabetics in my family, I’ve seen the struggle, up close and personal, of having to stick yourself multiple times a day, record your blood sugar levels and then convert that on the fly into some kind of medicine dosing. Calling it a messy process […]

By |April 4th, 2018|Bertaut's Blog, costs|2 Comments

Alertgy wins NOLA Health Innovators Challenge Diabetes Pitch

Note from Mike: I was at this event earlier this week. I’m really excited to see the amazing work these firms are doing to fight diabetes. I’ve talked before about the cost of treating chronic conditions. I’m amped about new tech that can help doctors and health plans like Blue […]

By |March 22nd, 2018|costs|1 Comment

What Are You Waiting For? Tobacco Use and Louisiana

It’s not that often I go after a specific, single behavior, but today I’m in a mood. I was just looking at the rates of tobacco use by state, and apparently, in Louisiana, our rates are VERY high.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 22.8% of […]

By |March 13th, 2018|Bertaut's Blog|5 Comments