Will An Association Health Plan Make My Insurance Cheaper?

Last fall, the President signed an executive order that REQUIRES three federal agencies to formalize some Affordable Care Act (ACA) escape routes. The agencies recently started to issue final rules on those orders, and I have some thoughts on these things now that they are more concrete. Let me Straighten […]

By |July 13th, 2018|costs, rates|0 Comments

Selling Across State Lines

One of the concerns about health insurance shopping is a lack of choices, especially in the individual market. We are one of just two plans on healthcare.gov still offering plans across Louisiana, even as other health plans have dropped out over the past few years

Many people have brought up the […]

By |June 27th, 2018|Bertaut's Blog, costs|5 Comments

What? Me, Worry?

Sometimes we get emails and communications from our members that project a ton of uncertainty and fear. Like this one:
“Why isn’t BCBS actively, openly, LOUDLY fighting the current Administration’s efforts to dismantle the ACA? How will I be able to afford my medications? How will I be able to see […]

By |June 20th, 2018|costs|6 Comments

What is Health Insurance, Exactly?

Every so often, I go on WRKF’s Talk Louisiana with Jim Engster and talk about what’s happening in health insurance, healthcare reform and other topics on. I was on the air just this week when I got this question:

“You cannot buy your health. Why do I have to pay for […]

By |June 13th, 2018|Bertaut's Blog, costs, rates|0 Comments

Why We Are Here

Every two weeks, I have the distinct pleasure of speaking to a group of Blue Cross’ newest hires in a class we call Health Insurance 101. The crux of the lesson is a simple one: What’s the point of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana? Why are we here?

It […]

By |June 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|2 Comments