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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, […]

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 […]

Trump’s Executive Order on Healthcare: The Process Begins

By |October 24th, 2017|

Last week, I took a well-deserved vacation. As I perched on the balcony of a nice condo on a balmy October day, enjoying an amazing view of the Gulf of Mexico and people below swimming, sunning and playing, my phone started going crazy. I mean crazy.

Along came the Twitter alerts.

For […]

Uncertainty: Washington, D.C., Behavior, and Your Rates

By |October 16th, 2017|

At its heart, health insurance is a pretty simple business. Instead of running the risk of a medical situation that outstrips your ability to pay for it (and in the healthcare world, that’s a pretty common occurrence), you transfer some or most of that risk to another entity (like Blue […]