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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 |2018-09-20T16:45:19-07:00July 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 [...]

By |2019-03-24T10:23:12-07:00June 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 [...]

By |2019-03-24T10:25:00-07:00May 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 [...]

By |2019-03-24T10:26:56-07:00April 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 |2018-09-20T16:43:28-07:00January 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 |2018-09-20T16:46:56-07:00October 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 |2018-09-20T16:47:21-07:00September 23rd, 2017|Health Insurance|Comments Off on Update on Private Health Plans: Lane County 2018

Special Needs Planning & Life Insurance

If you have a juvenile or adult special needs child, you understand how much extra help they need in life. What would happen to them if you die? As with most advanced Life Insurance planning, the first step in special needs planning is to meet with an attorney. You'll need several documents such as trusts [...]

By |2018-09-19T23:47:26-07:00August 30th, 2017|Life Insurance|Comments Off on Special Needs Planning & Life Insurance

Life Insurance Basics

The most basic purpose of Life Insurance is to replace the income of a loved one who has died. In my industry, we call this 'mom & pop' insurance. This is what couples buy after they acquire their first mortgage or have their first baby, for example. Let's say you are a married woman. Your [...]

By |2018-09-20T16:47:46-07:00August 30th, 2017|Life Insurance|Comments Off on Life Insurance Basics

Medicare Supplement vs Medicare Advantage Plans

With Medicare Health plans, you can ‘pay me now, or pay me later’. Pay me now = Medigap/Supplement. Pay me later = Medicare Advantage plans. ‘Medigap’ and ‘Medicare Supplement’ are interchangeable. (Before you read further, click here if you’d first like an over view of Medicare health plan basics: ‘Medicare Health Plans 101’.) It’s simple. Medigap plans [...]

By |2018-09-19T23:48:29-07:00July 15th, 2017|Medicare|Comments Off on Medicare Supplement vs Medicare Advantage Plans
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