It was as sad as it was predictable. There we were, in the grocery store, looking at meat prices. We had just received one of those big flyers in the mail touting a really good sale on 85/15 ground meat. That’s my go-to mix for cooking burgers on my grill — not so “fire-starting,” if you know what I mean, but it still has enough fat content to get that amazing, fresh-from-the-grill taste! Yummy! Read more
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Health Care Economist Mike Bertaut appeared this week on WWL’s Great Day Louisiana. He was talking about the two biggest stories in health insurance this year. Read more
For those on Medicare, the critical date of Dec. 7 is right around the corner. Yes, that date is well known as Pearl Harbor Day, but for Medicare beneficiaries, it’s also an important date because it’s the last day of the Annual Enrollment Period. This is your opportunity to choose a 2022 Medicare plan, with coverage starting on Jan. 1. 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
Over the years, I’ve spoken repeatedly about the effort and time we put into our information channels here at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana. These avenues are designed to keep you up to date on healthcare issues, your coverage and how to maximize your benefits.
But Mike, what about Louisiana people who are not currently doing business with Blue Cross, what can you do for them? Read more