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So, What’s the Deal with Medicare and Open Enrollment?

By |November 14th, 2017|

Every year, tens of thousands of my friends and neighbors here in Louisiana turn 65 years old, thus “aging in” to the Medicare program. They will be joining over 55 million Americans already in the program.

If you have Medicare, you probably know that every fall brings a chance to make […]

Executive Orders: Association Health Plans

By |November 7th, 2017|

I promised you I would take you more in depth on parts of President Trump’s Executive Order on healthcare. Today we look at Association Health Plans.

Did you ever wake up in the morning with a whiz-bang idea to change the world?

You know that feeling — you bounce out of bed, […]

More Cost Shifted to Kids by the Feds: Healthcare.gov still on the wrong track

By |October 31st, 2017|

Just a few days ago, we got this post on Facebook:
“I want to start by saying thank you for helping my autistic son out so much for so long. He has made significant progress at the therapy center he goes to and he now has hopes for an independent life. […]

Do You Want Your Blue Cross Plan to Have Big Market Share?

By |October 26th, 2017|

Do You Want Your Blue Cross Plan to Have Big Market Share?
Recently, I’ve read some news articles on a study talking about how concentrated health insurance markets are in different states. The study, thoughts from important officials and data all lead to one set of conclusions for our state:
Blue Cross […]

Move Quickly, Your Time Is Short! Open Enrollment for 2018 Plans

By |October 26th, 2017|

Open Enrollment for individual health insurance in Louisiana starts Nov. 1. It ends Dec. 15. This six-week period is much shorter than any previous year, and since the administration has decided to cut off most enrollment advertising, many of our friends and neighbors here who buy their own health insurance […]