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How COVID is Impacting Healthcare for Non-COVID Patients: Interview on KCBX

By |2020-09-15T05:30:54+00:00September 15, 2020|COVID-19|

One of the biggest under-the-radar stories of the coronavirus pandemic is the care that non-COVID patients aren't getting. In light of ongoing shelter-in-place regulations and the fear of exposure, many people who have had serious medical issues have simply stayed home instead of getting the care they need. To discuss the impact COVID has [...]

COVID-19 “Coronavirus” Impacts on Travel Insurance

By |2020-08-17T18:28:22+00:00August 17, 2020|COVID-19, Travel Insurance|

As we've mentioned elsewhere, the COVID-19 pandemic has, to put it lightly, thrown a bit of a monkey wrench into our travel plans—but it doesn't stop there. As you might be surprised to learn, the "coronavirus" has not only impacted the travel industry, but travel insurance as well.Here are two particular ways that COVID-19 has [...]

Travel Insurance 101: Staying Covered While Abroad

By |2020-09-02T23:56:46+00:00June 12, 2020|COVID-19, Health Insurance, Travel Insurance|

The current COVID-19 pandemic has put all of our travel plans on indefinite hold. The trips planned to celebrate anniversaries, attend graduations, vacation with the family, or to visit loved ones have all been either canceled or postponed. These changes to our plans can cause a level of uncertainty, and when we do start to [...]

COBRA vs. Cal-COBRA: What’s the Relationship and What’s the Difference?

By |2020-05-16T00:09:47+00:00May 16, 2020|COBRA, Covered California, Health Insurance|

Life happens. If you’ve lost an employer-provided health insurance plan—whether it was yours, a spouse’s, or even a parent’s—options such as Cal-COBRA can help you stay covered. What is Cal-COBRA? Cal-COBRA, California’s version of federal COBRA (Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act), is a set of laws designed to help you temporarily keep [...]

How to Keep Your Insurance When You’ve Lost Your Job: Interview with AJC SLO

By |2020-04-20T17:39:19+00:00April 20, 2020|Affordable Care Act / Obamacare, Covered California, Health Insurance|

"I just lost my job. So what do I do now about my insurance?" Unfortunately, with the COVID-19 "coronavirus" crisis wreaking so much havoc on our lives, it's a question that are many are asking right now—and that many more will ask in the coming weeks and months. But did you know that [...]

Because of COVID-19, Covered CA Extends Open Enrollment thru June 2020

By |2020-03-25T17:40:32+00:00March 25, 2020|Covered California, COVID-19|

Open Enrollment Extended thru June 30, 2020 Covered California has announced that open enrollment will be extended thru the end of June in view of the COVID-19 "coronavirus" crisis. They write: "Effective immediately, anyone uninsured and eligible to enroll in health care coverage through Covered California can sign up through the end of [...]

Covered California Announces New Law Requiring Health Insurance

By |2019-12-20T22:26:07+00:00November 19, 2019|Affordable Care Act / Obamacare, Covered California, Health Insurance|

UPDATE 12/20/19:  A federal appeals court has just ruled the federal Obamacare individual mandate unconstitutional, a ruling which has obvious implications for the new California law. Follow us on Facebook to stay up-to-date as new information unfolds. Ok, California, this time it's for real. Covered California announced late last week that [...]

Medicare or Medicare Advantage: Which plan is right for you?

By |2019-11-06T19:21:35+00:00November 6, 2019|Health Insurance, Medicare|

Medicare plus a Medicare Supplement vs. Medicare Advantage Plans: Which one is right for you? We have long been fans of original Medicare as the preferred Medicare method of choice. We’ve always held that original Medicare plus a Medicare Supplement is the very best coverage you can have, providing you with all the [...]

Hike SLO and Save Money on Life Insurance! (7 Best SLO-area Trails)

By |2019-07-03T17:20:19+00:00June 29, 2019|Life Insurance, Money|

What?! How can hiking possibly save you money on your life insurance? Although that may seem to be an unusual correlation, it’s actually true. People who are healthy not only live longer, they typically pay less for life insurance as well. Many insurers require a medical exam and take into account weight, blood [...]

Elders, Transitioning & Long-Term Care: 5 Questions with Nicole Pazdan

By |2019-06-11T22:20:22+00:00June 10, 2019|Long-Term Care|

We recently sat down with Nicole Pazdan of Elder Placement Professionals in San Luis Obispo. Nicole told us a little about what she does, as well as how people can be better prepared should they or a loved one ever need to transition from independent living to care services. Question #1: [...]