It is the busiest time of year in the health insurance world. And it might be time to review or change your coverage. Read more
Today, more than 50 years after it was signed into law, what we call “Medicare” may be the most misunderstood program the government has. Since the Annual Enrollment Period for Medicare plan members begins Oct. 15, and because Congress is looking really hard at changing Medicare right now, I thought this was a great time to review a few things about the program. Read more
It’s been my job to watch the health insurance market since I joined Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana in 2004, and it sure has changed a lot. A LOT! Read more
When I was in high school, I went on a school field trip. I grew up in a small town and went to a small Catholic school, so anytime we got to get on a bus and go somewhere OTHER than school was a pretty huge deal. On this particular day, we boarded a bus very early in the morning and went to the Big City, all the way to New Orleans to see the brand-new Superdome! Read more
With apologies to Steve Miller Band, time keeps on slipping into the future… at least when it comes to signing up for an individual health insurance plan on healthcare.gov during a RARE special enrollment period that only lasts through Aug. 15, 2021. Read more
The federal government has been tossing changes toward our industry at a rapid pace during 2021. So rapid that even I, your friendly healthcare economist who keeps up with changes for a living, sometimes struggle to do so.
So, this latest change, which is VERY powerful, has flown a bit under the radar. Read more