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Turning 65: New Medicare Cards & New Challenges

It starts this month! New, safer Medicare cards will begin being mailed to the 58 Medicare million beneficiaries. The Medicare number will no longer be your social security number with Turning 65: New Medicare Cards & New Challenges | Southern Idaho Local News | magicvalley.com Challenge: As patients, it is important to be vigilant. Watch […]

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Why you need to do your doctor research before signing up for Medicare Advantage | PBS NewsHour

Beware the lure of low or even zero dollar premiums –  Why you need to do your doctor research before signing up for Medicare Advantage | PBS NewsHour Medicare Advantage plans generally only provide insurance coverage if you use doctors in their network, or may charge higher rates for out-of-network care. Boulder clients need look no […]

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Quote 2018 Health Plans and Estimate your Tax Credit

Connect for Health has enabled their plan finder tool for 2018. You can now see 2018 pricing with and without a tax credit (assuming you qualify) – Quick Cost and Plan Finder

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Travel Medical Insurance Really Can Make a Difference

A true story from the Seven Corners website: What do you do?  The phone rings and you find out your daughter, who is half-way around the world, has been seriously injured in a bus accident. That’s exactly what happened to Lawrence G. of St. Joseph, Missouri. Thankfully, his daughter was covered by a travel medical […]

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Nearly 1 in 3 life insurers classify marijuana users as non-smokers

Insurance Forums | Nearly 1 in 3 life insurers classify marijuana users as non-smokers Nearly one-third (29%) of life insurance companies with an underwriting policy in place for marijuana users classify those individuals as non-smokers, according to a new survey. This is definitely good news in Boulder! Keep in mind that being classified as a […]

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“Do you know how well your kids can see? Are you sure?”

Althouse: “Do you know how well your kids can see? Are you sure?” I’m a mother of three with access to top pediatricians and a network of neurotic moms, yet I was never advised to get my children’s eyes checked. Last summer I took my 4-year-old to an optometrist with an air of confidence that […]

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If you are expecting a subsidy, take estimating your income seriously and adjust throughout the year as changes happen –  Obamacare took $729 bite out of tax refunds – H&R Block – Apr. 27, 2015 A majority of H&R Block clients who had received federal help to pay for their health insurance in 2014 saw […]

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Halbig Obamacare ruling and Colorado subsidies

An email from the Connect for Health Colorado explains that the Halbig ruling will not affect subsidies in Colorado… Tuesday’s ruling in US Court of Appeals in Washington DC has no impact on customers of Connect for Health Colorado – or in other states like Colorado that operate their own state-based health insurance Marketplaces (exchanges). […]

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5 financial lessons from a parent’s last days

5 financial lessons from a parent’s last days As I learned from my mom’s recent passing, there are a multitude of expenses associated with death and dying. But many of them can be managed effectively and even negotiated down, so that life’s final chapter loses some of its, well, sting. Life insurance and critical illness […]

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