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Category Archives: Individual Insurance

Retirement Tools & 2017 Social Security

Retirement Tools & 2017 Social Security

By on January 31 2017 | Life Insurance | Leave a comment

At some time or another we all think about not working (or at least not working as much) and retirement.   In the USA the  federal government part of this, for most working people, is Social Security -SS. I hope we all can save (and invest) some hard earned money.  You can do it with […]

Table of Health Insurance Max Penalties & Fees

Table of Health Insurance Max Penalties & Fees

By on December 29 2016 | | 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

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 […]

ACA Open Enrollment For 2017

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)

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 […]

Retirement Savings Info 2016 July

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 […]

Disability Insurance Awareness Month May 2016

Disability Insurance Awareness Month May 2016

By on May 20 2016 | Disability Insurance | Leave a comment

May is Disability Insurance Awareness Month. We all have a greater chance of being disabled than we do of death each day. Not exactly a thing we want to think about but…. We need to do so from time to time…not to dwell on this but have some planning in place. That is what life […]

Health News : Focus on the Heart

Health News : Focus on the Heart

By on April 30 2016 | Health & Wellness, Health Insurance, Life Insurance | Leave a comment

Fortunately people get warning signs before they have a major heart event. A sudden cardiac arrest is an “electrical problem” in the body , where the heart stops beating. Time is of the essence (Minutes  matter  – 10 or less) This brings me to some things that all of us should keep in mind: Have […]

Febuary 23rd This Day In History

Febuary 23rd This Day In History

By on February 25 2016 | Life Insurance | Leave a comment

This date holds a dual special meaning in history (for this writer). First,  in 1836 on this date the siege of the Alamo began in San Antonio, Texas. And next, in 1945 on this date (landing day plus 5) the U.S. Marines raised “Old Glory” on Mount Suribachi  during the battle of Iwo Jima. This battle and the […]

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