Where is my agent I am paying for?
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) just awarded $67 million in grants to fund navigators for the 2016 health insurance open enrollment.
Your local health insurance agents will be awarded $0 in grants for 2016. Plus in order to receive $0 in grants and commissions they will be required to complete special training and certification by CMS.
I have personally never met a navigator, but I do however know hundreds of licensed health insurance agents like myself that have the training, experience, and the understanding to provide individuals seeking health insurance quality service and results.
Most people have no idea they are paying to have a health insurance agent when they buy an insurance policy. What? That’s right whether you use an agent or not the cost is built in to every policy. There are no special deals or discounts for buying direct, online, or through a navigator. Just think you could have had your own advocate looking out for your best interest absolutely FREE courtesy of the insurance company. Click HERE for the rest of the story.
What to Expect for Health insurance Open Enrollment 2016
Open Enrollment for individuals runs from November 1, 2015 through January 31, 2016. If you are looking to buy your own health insurance plan or change your current coverage for 2016, you can do so during this time.
In order to help you better understand your options for 2016, I will highlight the current status of each insurance company we represent in Texas. Today we will take a look at Assurant and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX).
NEW YORK, June 10, 2015 – Assurant, Inc. (NYSE: AIZ) has concluded a comprehensive review of strategic alternatives for its health business and will exit the health insurance market as the Company sharpens its focus on housing and lifestyle specialty protection offerings. The Company expects to substantially complete its exit of the health insurance market by the end of 2016.
Therefore if you have a policy with Assurant and you have not received your cancellation notice, you will soon. You can select another company during open enrollment or during a special enrollment period when the policy is canceled.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) took it in the shorts in 2014, paying out more than $400 million more in claims than it collected in premiums in the individual market segment. In order to succeed in the new health insurance market BCBSTX is making some bold moves. In their newsletter to agents they made the following statements: Click HERE to read the rest of the story.
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Obamacare Made Easy Receives 2013 Best of Cedar Park Award
Cedar Park Award Program Honors the Achievement. CEDAR PARK December 3, 2013 — Obamacare Made Easy has been selected for the 2013 Best of Cedar Park Award in the Health Insurance Agency category by the Cedar Park Award Program.
Each year, the Cedar Park Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Cedar Park area a great place to live, work and play.
Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2013 Cedar Park Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Cedar Park Award Program and data provided by third parties.
About Cedar Park Award Program
The Cedar Park Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Cedar Park area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.
The Cedar Park Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy. SOURCE: Cedar Park Award Program
October 30, 2013 Do you have questions? Come ask our panel of experts. Our panel consists of Brad Holland, CEO of Cedar Park Regional Medical Center and Greg Downing, Owner of Funny Healthcare.
October 17, 2013 had a great ACA presentation with the Log Cabin Republicans of Austin. Lots of great question, discussions and made some new friends. Special thanks to President Jeff Davis for his great hospitality.
August 8, 2013 Kathleen Sebelius the head of Health and Human Services visited Austin leaders to talk about the Affordable Care Act. Before leaving for San Antonio word is she had an impromptu meeting with the Obamacare Made Easy team to find out how they were able to make Obamacare easy. We cannot confirm or deny his information.
August 6, 2013 we had a great time at the Lakeline Apartments in Leander Texas for national night out.
We gave out of free Wellcards and answered question about Obamacare.
Obamacare Made Easy Workshop May 2013 Cedar Park TX Chamber.
There is never a good time to be in prison especially during the holidays. So a great organization called The Truth Be Told that teaches incarcerated women how to improve their Communication skills, Creativity, Community building skills & Self Care brings in entertainers and speakers to encourage them to be the woman God created them to be. It is the highlight of my year!
December 2012 Nurse Betty helped Vernon save a lot of money and time using NextCare ValueCare program. He is all better now.