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2014 HSA Contribution Figures

On May 2, 2013, the IRS released the new Health Savings Account (HSA) index figures for 2014. The IRS provides this early release to help plan sponsors and participants budget for the upcoming year. The 2014 index...

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Blue Shield is Reducing Paper Mailings

Beginning in January 2012, Blue Shield is reducing the amount of paper they are sending to their members. Subscribers with claims showing no share cost will receive their Explanation of Benefits (EOBs) online, instead...

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2013 HSA Contribution Limits

The IRS has announced adjustments that affect health savings accounts in 2013. HSA contribution limits and High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) out-of-pocket maximums will increase slightly. For the first time in three...

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Autism Awareness Month & Insurance Coverage

You may or may not have seen the ribbon with colorful puzzle pieces on car bumpers and pondered the meaning. I personally did not quite know until I typed it into Google. The puzzle pieces signify the mystery and...

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Different Types of Deductibles

Health insurance is much like a foreign language in that it really is a completely different lexicon to most. If you do not understand how to translate, the miscommunication could easily cause a panic when it comes time...

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UHC Prescriptions: Refill & Save

Refill and Save Program - United Healthcare's Refill and Save program allows members to receive a $20 discount on their copay when they refill their prescription within a specified amount of time. For a typical 30 day...

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10 Simple Ways to Stretch Your Health Care Dollars

No matter where you turn- whether in the local coffee shop, the nightly news or a Facebook status, the rising cost of health care and the overwhelming effects it is having on individuals and employers alike is on...

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Home Delivery Pharmacy (Mail Order Programs)

This week, we look at another way to manage your insurance to glean the greatest benefit. Designed especially for individuals who take prescription medications on an ongoing basis, home delivery pharmacy (also known as...

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Premium Payments & You!

There is a new law regarding premium payments (CA AB 2470) which directly affects your coverage. Simply put, this bill states that premiums are due on the first of the month of coverage and if payment is not received by...

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Health Net Mobile & Beginnings

Every now and again, an insurance carrier creates something useful for its members. Today, we learned about the steps that Health Net took to empower their members: Health Net Mobile and Health Net Beginnings. Health...

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