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Everything You Need to Know About Open Enrollment for 2019

Cooler nights, shorter days, and falling leaves all signal the switch from summer to autumn. And one more sure sign of the changing seasons is the approach of the open enrollment period for health care coverage. Open enrollment 2019 begins soon and runs for a short time, so it is wise to start planning. For [...]

By |2018-10-03T19:22:44+00:00October 3rd, 2018|Health Insurance|Comments Off on Everything You Need to Know About Open Enrollment for 2019

Which Dental Coverage Is Right for You?

Between discussions of the Affordable Care Act and the possibility of universal healthcare, medical coverage is on the mind of the nation. A component that tends to hide in the shadows, however, is dental coverage. At times, we may overlook it in the bigger conversation about medical care, but it is an integral part of [...]

By |2018-09-24T22:14:51+00:00September 24th, 2018|Dental and Vision|Comments Off on Which Dental Coverage Is Right for You?

Important Medicare Facts and How to Apply

Health care and insurance have been hot topics over the past couple of years, and the sheer volume of information out there can be overwhelming. There are countless Medicare facts, opinions, acronyms, and regulations that it can make the average person feel pretty lost. And if you are about to turn 65 or have already, [...]

By |2018-09-20T16:41:40+00:00August 21st, 2018|Medicare|Comments Off on Important Medicare Facts and How to Apply

Affordable Group Insurance Plans for Small Businesses in Oregon

Do you own a small business in the wonderful, weird state of Oregon? Perhaps you’ve owned your business for years and are just looking for a more affordable insurance plan for yourself and your employees. Or, maybe you just started a business and need a group insurance small business plan. Either way, the search for [...]

By |2018-09-20T16:45:19+00:00July 16th, 2018|Group Health|Comments Off on Affordable Group Insurance Plans for Small Businesses in Oregon

Medicare 101 – Part D: “D is for Drug”

Part D of Medicare is prescription drug coverage. This information was covered in Jeff Tomlin's free presentation at Lane Community College: Medicare 101 - The A, B, C & D's. Please enjoy a brief summary and video of this portion of the course. The A, B, C, and D​'​s of Medicare are as follows: Part [...]

By |2018-09-20T16:44:30+00:00June 22nd, 2018|Medicare|Comments Off on Medicare 101 – Part D: “D is for Drug”

Medicare 101 – Medicare Supplements & Medicare Advantage

What are Medicare supplements? What is Medicare Advantage? This information was covered in Part 2 of Jeff Tomlin's free presentation at Lane Community College: Medicare 101 - The A, B, C & D's. Please enjoy a brief summary and video of this portion of the course. Many people come to our business really nervous about [...]

By |2018-09-19T23:40:10+00:00May 17th, 2018|Medicare|Comments Off on Medicare 101 – Medicare Supplements & Medicare Advantage

Medicare 101 – Parts A + B: The Basics

Navigating Medicare can be frustrating and difficult. Without the proper understanding, you can end up spending way more than you need to for great coverage. Our very own Jeff Tomlin is an expert in health insurance and the forever changing "rules" of Medicare, and recently held a free course at Lane Community College on the [...]

By |2018-09-20T16:43:57+00:00April 26th, 2018|Medicare|Comments Off on Medicare 101 – Parts A + B: The Basics

For Many, It’s Not Too Late to Buy a New 2018 Health Plan

For many Oregonians, it's not too late to buy 2018 health insurance! Oregonians whose 2017 plan was involuntarily cancelled 12/31/17 have 60 days to select and enroll in a 2018 plan. This is a special enrollment opportunity for those people. This includes anyone who had a Regence Blue Cross plan which was involuntarily cancelled. It [...]

By |2018-09-20T16:43:28+00:00January 19th, 2018|Health Insurance|Comments Off on For Many, It’s Not Too Late to Buy a New 2018 Health Plan

2018 Providence Individual & Family Rates are Now Available

Providence Health Plan released their 2018 rates & plan information for individuals & families on October 1. The rates are going up substantially, and the plans are fewer and more restrictive next year. In Lane County, we will have Moda and Providence available for sale in 2018. Each will offer only 3 plans, the Oregon [...]

By |2018-09-20T16:46:56+00:00October 3rd, 2017|Health Insurance|Comments Off on 2018 Providence Individual & Family Rates are Now Available

Update on Private Health Plans: Lane County 2018

We have confirmation that Moda Health will sell private health plans in Lane County in 2018. That means we'll have a total of two companies available, Moda and Providence. Both are only offering quasi-HMO plans next year, with PCPs and referrals to specialists required. Moda already has rates posted here. No rates from Providence as [...]

By |2018-09-20T16:47:21+00:00September 23rd, 2017|Health Insurance|Comments Off on Update on Private Health Plans: Lane County 2018