Health Insurance

Covered California Announces New Law Requiring Health Insurance

By |2019-11-19T21:50:40+00:00November 19, 2019|Affordable Care Act, Covered California, Health Insurance|

Ok, California, this time it's for real.Covered California announced late last week that a new law will require all California residents to have health insurance or pay a penalty—which could be over $2000!Covered California states:Beginning January 1, 2020, a new law requires all California residents to have health insurance or pay a penalty. This [...]

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 [...]

Insurance & Managing Your Money: Five Questions with Garrett Philbin

By |2019-02-25T19:04:38+00:00February 25, 2019|Finances, Health Insurance|

We recently interviewed San Luis Obispo-based money coach Garrett Philbin of Be Awesome Not Broke about insurance and making smart money choices—two things that definitely go hand-in-hand. Thanks for joining us today, Garrett! Let's jump right into Question #1. Tell us about your business and what you do as a "money coach"?Garrett: I [...]

Obamacare and the Future of Insurance Affordability

By |2019-02-07T16:41:39+00:00February 7, 2019|Affordable Care Act, Health Insurance, Obamacare|

With All the Changes Surrounding Obamacare, Will I Be Able to Afford My Insurance? According to a recent survey by AARP, seniors have growing concerns about the future of healthcare. The continued whirl of legislative and legal action surrounding the Affordable Care Act (commonly known as Obamacare) has made many people nervous and unsure about [...]

Is Our Health Care System Sick?: A Proposal for Better Health Insurance

By |2018-09-20T01:20:56+00:00September 20, 2018|Affordable Care Act, Health Insurance|

Is Our Health Care System Sick? We were looking through client files recently and came across one of our old newsletters from the winter of 2008. The title of the lead article was, "Is Our Health Care System Sick?" As we re-read that article, it became apparent that little has changed in our health [...]

Why Won’t My Doctor Take My New Insurance?

By |2018-06-28T23:44:06+00:00February 5, 2014|Affordable Care Act, Health Insurance|

The relief of finally getting a health insurance policy is being replaced with an empty feeling as people look for a doctor who will accept their new insurance. Many of our clients are discovering their existing doctors are not taking the new insurance, and the list of participating doctors is limited. Even when new [...]