Texas Family Benefits specializes in individual, Medicare, and group health insurance in Houston as well as throughout the state of Texas.

Healthcare & Retirement 2018

By on May 1 2018 | Life Insurance, Medicare | Leave a comment

As people plan and live with retirement, helthcare cost is a real factor. We all need to think about the cost of care and the every month cost of insurance for healthcare. For people in the USA over 65 this means Medicare and or a Medicare supplement (medsup) or a Medicare advantage plan (MA or […]

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The Ten Essential Health Benefits (“EHBs”) in the ACA

By on April 30 2018 | Heathcare Reform | Leave a comment

We have posted on these EHB’s before.  But the 10 (ten) essential health benefits are the cornerstone to the ACA.      (HHS on the ACA) Under the new rules set out by the ACA all new major medical health insurance policies must provide ten essential health benefits (“EHBs”). These are minimum coverage requirements that […]

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Alcoholism in America 2018

By on April 26 2018 | Health & Wellness | Leave a comment

Today alcoholism is a real problem for everyone. In fact, it may affect and even touch YOU. It has touched my life and I am one who tries to reach out and help others, especially people who want and need help. C-span via BookTV.org –talk on “Drunks: An American History” [Christopher M. Finan]   (02-17-2018) Links book – Drunks: An American […]

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Workout and Eat Right for a Healthier Spring 2018

By on April 26 2018 | Health & Wellness | Leave a comment

Today I am posting some good info to help you get into a regular workout routine for a healthier you. I believe that overall health is dependent on how we live as people, in other words, what and when we eat along with how much activity our bodies get every day. So again, this post […]

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Insurance Co.’s Game Medicare Bonus Structure

By on March 28 2018 | Medicare | Leave a comment

In the Monday March 12th 2018 Wall Street Journal (WSJ) the paper reported on some large insurance companies taking advantage and gaming the system to maximize a bonus structure in the Medicare Advantage plan system. Insurers Game Medicare System to Boost Federal Bonus Payments (wsj 03/12/2018) WSJ_Insures_game_Medicare_Bonus_2018_03_12  (right click to open pdf copy) Insurance Premium […]

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Give Blood 2018 Commit For Life

By on March 28 2018 | Health & Wellness | Leave a comment

Giving Blood is a good thing to do for others and yourself. The Houston area has the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center (commit for life) See the YouTube video below for ……..Behind the Scenes: 5 common myths about donating blood.     Links Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center – Where to donate Commit for Life […]

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Making Sense of Healthcare News (ACA) In 2018

By on March 27 2018 | Heathcare Reform | Leave a comment

What is going on with American’s healthcare is a moving target.  People will say they do not want “Obamacare” or an ACA plan. But, the law affects all of us. and  most insurance. I listened to this reporter and tried to make some sense of our (the USA healthcare system) as we start into the […]

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Health Insurance News Feb 2018

By on February 27 2018 | Heathcare Reform | Leave a comment

Group Health Insurance is the way most Americans get health Insurance. And this has been the best way to get health insurance in my opinion. When the ACA first came on, the playing field was more level. But over time the Individual market has not stayed  as strong in the offering and the price has […]

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