The Colorado Sun explains how the propose State reinsurance system will work. A Colorado plan to dramatically lower health insurance prices for some now awaits federal approval Here are five numbers to better understand the reinsurance program, which would help people who buy health coverage on their own The state assists insurance companies with claims […]
The Colorado Division of Insurance effectively regulated short term plans out of Colorado on April 1. Here is their press release: Updated regulation to govern short-term health plans in Colorado. Are there other coverage options available? It turns out there are and you can read about this in this article – If I can’t buy […]
MEN, go to the doctor. Don’t ignore this factoid: The statistics are staggering: seven million American men have not attended a physician’s appointment in more than 10 years. Two-thirds of men would not seek a health care professional if they were experiencing chest pain or shortness of breath, two early warning signs of a heart […]
How Summit County residents, fed up with high health care prices, banded together and negotiated a better deal
The newly formed Peak Health Alliance negotiated rates with the local hospital – How Summit County residents, fed up with high health care prices, banded together and negotiated a better deal The Peak Health Alliance was able to get its local hospital to lower prices by 20%. Colorado officials hope it can become a model for […]
If you pay your Part D drug plan premiums directly, this issue does not affect you – Medicare Premiums Snafu Affects 250,000 Social Security Recipients But now, about 250,000 seniors who opted to have their Medicare premiums taken out of their Social Security checks are getting bills for as much as five months of unpaid premiums. Because […]
As reported by the Vail Daily, Kaiser will be not offering coverage in the individual market for 2020 in Eagle and Summit counties. Kaiser serves approximately 4,400 members in Summit and Eagle counties, less than 5 percent of the Eagle/Summit County market and less than 1 percent of Kaiser’s total membership in Colorado, Whited said.“We […]
9 News – New Colorado law caps insulin copays to $100 a month For Coloradans living with Type 1 Diabetes, insulin is essential to their survival. It is the same as oxygen. The skyrocketing cost of insulin is outrageous and it is literally putting people’s lives at risk,” said Roberts. “With this new law, Coloradans will […]
Is transparent healthcare pricing a fantasy. Jeanne Pinder is working on it. Jeanne mentions… When we first started calling for prices, we actually felt like we were going to be arrested. And that is a problem. It also means she’s on the right track.
And the answer is…. not particularly well. It is not uncommon for Medicare Advantage plans to offer some level of dental coverage. We will drill down further on dental options and how complete Medicare Advantage dental coverage is in subsequent posts.