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Yearly Archives: 2016

Table of Health Insurance Max Penalties & Fees

By on December 29 2016 | Individual Insurance | Leave a comment

I think this info is important: Table of Important Yearly Health Insurance Maximums, Penalties, Fees for the fall of 2016. from a Kilpatrick Company Oct 2016 blog post

ACA Premium Tax Credit Eligibility for 2016 and 2017

By on December 16 2016 | Health Insurance | Leave a comment

Issue Number: HCTT-2016-79 (from an email from the IRS) A Series of Yes-or-No Questions help you Determine Eligibility for the Premium Tax Credit The premium tax credit – also known simply as PTC –  is a credit for certain people who enroll, or whose family member enrolls, in a qualified health plan offered through a […]

Diabetes Awareness Month Is November 2016

By on December 8 2016 | Health & Wellness | Leave a comment

Diabetes is an important health topic for us all. November is Diabetes awareness month.   December 10, 2016, 7:36 AM|According to the National Center for Health Statistics, life expectancy for the U.S. population fell from 78.9 years in 2014 to 78.8 in 2015. CBS News medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook and CBS News medical contributor […]

ACA Open Enrollment For 2017

By on November 30 2016 | Health Insurance | Leave a comment

OK Open enrollment for individual health plans started on Nov 01, 2016. The first deadline is:   Dec 15, 2016 to get a plan that will start on 01/01/2017. Jan 15, 2017 for a plan to start 02/01/2017. Jan 31,2017 for a plan to start 03/01/2017. This is the end of open enrollment for Under […]

Sept 2016 is Life Insurance Awareness Month (LIAM)

By on October 6 2016 | Life Insurance | Leave a comment

Life Insurance Awareness Month is September of every year. This is a campaign to bring awareness to the things life insurance can do and to help people work to find a solution.  All people are different and working with a life insurance agent can help you find a proper way to protect you and your […]

Doctor and Insurance Co. News July 2016

By on August 3 2016 | Group Insurance | Leave a comment

The Houston Chronicle, had a story  where Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic announced (07/29/2016) that they would no longer work together. So that means if you have Health Insurance with Blue Cross that Kelsey-Seybold will not be in net work starting  October 01, 2016. As of 07/29 Kelsey-Seybold did not […]

Mid Summer 2016 ACA Info & News

By on July 28 2016 | Heathcare Reform | Leave a comment

      Ms. Rachana Pradhan is with Politico . She was with Inside Health Policy where she focused on the implementation of the ACA. She was interviewed on 03/27/2016, which was the 6th anniversary of the signing ot the ACA law. Please note: Starting at about min 1:45 she talks about TAX form 1095 (3 types ….depending […]

Good Sleep Is Important For Good Health

By on July 21 2016 | Exercise, Health & Wellness | Leave a comment

As we all know, in order to have good health we all need  a proper diet and exercise. Along with getting regular exercise people need to get consistent and  proper rest. We are all the product of our parents (lucky if you have good genes) (thanks Mom and Dad) and the lifetime of habits we […]

Retirement Savings Info 2016 July

By on July 14 2016 | Life Insurance | Leave a comment

I happened to catch (06/07/2016) via c-span’s morning show “Washington Journal”   A Mr. Joshua Gotbaum who is a former official with the  Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation  (PBGC) director. I think he brings up some good food for thought that we all should think about from time to time. I would say get some savings going […]

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