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Nov

2022 Open Enrollment Period: Important Dates

The annual Open Enrollment period for individual health insurance is underway. Now is the time to shop for individual health insurance plans from industry-leading carriers. 11/1/2021: Open Enrollment begins 12/15/2021: Last day to enroll for coverage effective 1/1/2022 1/15/2022: Open Enrollment ends; last day to enroll for coverage effective 2/1/2022 This year, millions more Americans …

13
Sep

6 Ways to Use the Power of Life Insurance

The bottom line: When you die, life insurance provides money to the people who depend on you. It can also do much more. So, how do you know which type of policy to choose for a particular need you may have? There are two main types of life insurance policies: Term Policies: For short-term needs, …

23
Aug

COVID-19 Pandemic Gives Rise to Telehealth Technology

Social distancing guidelines and safer-at-home recommendations that resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic have forced families, businesses, governments, schools, and healthcare systems to figure out entirely new ways to operate. Ingenuity, innovation, and new technologies have allowed many to adapt to this new way of life. One of these breakthroughs has been the emergence of telehealth / …

9
Aug

The 2021 COVID-19 Special Enrollment Period: Final Week

While health insurance enrollment is typically only available during the annual Open Enrollment period at the end of the year (unless you have a qualifying life event), the 2021 American Rescue Plan Act (ARP) led to the creation of a Special Enrollment Period to assist Americans during the Covid-19 pandemic. The 2021 Special Enrollment Period …

14
Jun

How to Determine When Long-term Care Is Needed

It is estimated that roughly 70 percent of people turning 65 will need some type of long-term care service in their lifetime. But needing long-term care is not something strictly determined by age. Instead, the threshold for determining whether a person needs long-term care services is determined by their ability to manage activities of daily …

17
May

Two Reasons to Check Your LTD Plan

It’s easy to think that a long-term disability diagnosis will never happen to you. But having a safe profession and low-risk lifestyle does not negate the need to protect your income if you are no longer able to perform the duties of your occupation. Here are two big reasons to consider this coverage: Reason #1: …

19
Apr

How to Handle Rising Group Health Costs

When was the last time you thought about your group health insurance and benefits offerings? Maybe it’s not something you think about every quarter (or even every year) but in today’s environment, employer-based health insurance and benefits packages have never been more important. The Growing Cost of Group Health Insurance According to the National Business …

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