In March 2010, when the Affordable Care Act became the law of the land, it put new requirements on employers and health insurance carriers. Many of those spelled out what kind of health insurance they could offer to their customers or to their employees and their dependents. Read more
The first group of Louisianians who no longer qualify for Medicaid will be removed from the rolls next Saturday, July 1. Over the next year, tens of thousands of Louisianians could lose their government health insurance.
I’ve written about making sure you KEEP your coverage if you are eligible. But not everyone on Medicaid today will remain eligible.
COVID-19 Coverage Changes at the End of the Public Health Emergency
It’s been a long, long road, but the federal government officially ended the COVID-19 public health emergency (that began in March 2020) on May 11, 2023. This means some changes to your health coverage related to COVID-19, and we here at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana want to make sure you are very clear on what’s changing … and what’s staying the same. Read more
… and Big Health Insurance Changes
Every now and then, I’m reminded how blessed I am to have the job I do. Earlier this month, I gave a presentation to the Baton Rouge Rotary Club. They are one of the largest of the 30,000 Rotary Clubs worldwide and home to over 500 businesses in the Capital area. Baton Rouge’s Rotary has been together since 1918! Speaking to them is always a privilege. Read more
What Is Happening to Your $0 Wellness Benefits?
I first became involved in the ACA (technically the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act combined with the Health Care Education Reconciliation Act of 2010) way back in January 2009. Read more
I think we all have this person in our lives: “I take care of myself. Don’t ask anyone for anything. I just want everybody to take care of themselves and that’s that! I can take care of myself!”
The notion of taking care of yourself and not being super dependent on others has some attraction for many of us, and is a source of pride, even. But there are times when it just makes sense to accept help that’s offered. Read more