Part of my job as a health care economist for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is to talk to people, explaining health care costs and what Blue Cross does to safeguard your health care premium. A very common question I get hit with is whether the money we’ve spent over the past 18 months or so treating COVID-19 patients has translated into higher health insurance rates for our customers. Read more
Healthcare.gov Open Enrollment 2021-22
So, it’s 1985, and 24-year-old me is having a conversation with my Dad about credit cards…
We’re still talking Open Enrollment here at Blue Cross! When I started working in healthcare, PPO, HMO, and all of those terms confused the heck out of me. I’ve learned a lot since then and I want to pass along some of that knowledge of the basics. Read more
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
I recently had the real privilege to meet some of our Medicare members in person. Mr. Jimmy, who you’ll meet in this video, is a Blue Cross member who had a harrowing experience.
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