Open Enrollment Prep Instructions – 2017

Open Enrollment Period Prep Instructions - 2017 Open Enrollment season is almost here! Are you prepared? FIRST. Please write down these dates: Medicare (ages 65+) Open Enrollment is October 15th through December 7th Individual and Family (everyone else's) Open Enrollment is November 1st to January 31st Enrolled on Important deadlines only for Washington HealthPlanFinder enrollees: [...]

By | September 30th, 2016|Uncategorized|

September is Life Insurance Awareness Month

September is Life Insurance Awareness Month for the insurance industry. This month, we focus our efforts on spreading the word about the important role that Life Insurance can play in risk management planning. The most common question we hear about life insurance is, “Do I really need life insurance?” The answer is not simple: It [...]

By | September 26th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Rehabilitative Therapy Tips for Blue Cross Members

Q: Insurance companies are tightening rules on rehabilitative therapy visits. What should consumers know? It can certainly be frustrating if your insurance company denies claims for rehabilitative services, (like massage therapy). Many times - these are the services that you feel that you need most. There is one key factor which will help you avoid problems with your insurance company. [...]

By | September 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Upcoming Premera 2017 Medical Insurance Plans Announcement

  Premera Blue Cross, one of the largest medical insurance plan carriers in the state, and its subsidiary LifeWise of Washington have both announced that as of January 1st, 2017, they will no longer be offering individual and family medical insurance plans in several counties throughout Washington State. The counties affected will be: Chelan                  Mason [...]

By | June 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Disability Insurance Awareness Month – May

When it comes to income protection – Disability Insurance can be a crucial but often overlooked key to financial stability. That’s likely because many people think a disabling illness or injury will never happen to them. But according to a Life Happens survey, a person has a three in 10 chance of suffering a disabling [...]

By | May 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Moda Health Insurance Plans Withdrawn from Washington State

This week, Moda Health announced that their individual, family and group medical insurance plans will be withdrawn from Washington State. "Effective immediately, Moda will cease all sales and renewals of health insurance plans in the indiviudal, small group and large group markets in Washington state," the statement says. This announcement is being released only a few [...]

By | October 29th, 2015|Uncategorized|

2016 Open Enrollment Tips for WA Healthplanfinder Enrollees

Open Enrollment is nearly here and we are ready to help! Washington Healthplanfinder, the online health insurance marketplace operated by the Washington Health Benefit Exchange, is launching its third open enrollment period for Qualified Health Plans (QHPs) starting Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015. Our office will be ready to assist you with your application renewal & [...]

By | October 28th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Renewing Apple Health Coverage on Washington Healthplanfinder

You open your email and - SURPRISE! There it is, another pesky notice from the Healthplanfinder site labeled: “Washington Apple Health Termination Notice.” What does this really mean? Your Apple health coverage is coming up for renewal! Please log in to your Washington Healthplanfinder account to renew your coverage. You might be wondering, how many [...]

By | October 28th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Network Changes to Affect Many LifeWise Insurance Plans in 2016

IMPORTANT: Many LifeWise of Washington health insurance plans are transitioning to EPO (Exclusive Provider Organization) network styles in 2016. The EPO model is quite different from the PPO (Preferred Provider Organization) network model that current 2015 plans offer. LifeWise EPO plans: Do not cover out-of-network claims at all. Offer very minimal out of state coverage. SUGGESTED ACTION: Clients [...]

By | October 13th, 2015|Uncategorized|