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Life Insurance and Divorce: 4 Basic Questions Answered

By |2021-04-06T22:31:48+00:00April 6, 2021|Life Insurance|

Divorce is devastating, plain and simple. It is, quite literally, the ripping apart of what was once one life together. On top of the personal and emotional difficulties that divorce entails, there is a swarm of practical details to figure out that can easily monopolize all the time, energy, and effort of all parties [...]

Countries Requiring More Travel Insurance Coverage from Tourists Due to COVID

By |2021-03-30T18:10:00+00:00February 10, 2021|COVID-19, Travel Insurance|

COVID-19 changed our travel plans in 2020, to put it lightly. Shutdowns, travel restrictions, stay-at-home orders, and a worldwide lockdown all converged to cancel our trips and leave us crazed with cabin fever. Fortunately, now that restrictions are starting to ease up, we're beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel [...]

A Tale of Two Trips: Video by GeoBlue

By |2021-03-30T17:36:25+00:00January 23, 2021|Travel Insurance|

Here's a video from the fine folks over at GeoBlue Travel Insurance that is simultaneously cute and extremely relevant. GeoBlue writes about the video: When a terrible accident befalls two travelers, see how the members’ experiences differ in this short video – a cautionary tale based on an actual member’s experience. Share this video with [...]

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 [...]