Affordable Care Act in 2017


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Don’t you think in-house financing is a much better option to finance patients? In-house financing greatly benefits clients. However, it is not something most dentists offer. It requires accounting, bookkeeping, etc, which creates more work for the provider. So though it is rarely offered, in-house financing is great for patients, especially […]

In-House Financing Plus an Indemnity Dental Plan Equals Great Coverage


HMO dental plans typically have a fairly narrow network; you can only use their providers to receive services. Though the networks are small, there are no waiting periods. It’s a scheduled-benefit structured plan. So in other words, you pay nothing or a copay to see the dentist whether it’s a cleaning or a procedure. […]

4 Types of Dental Plans: the HMO Dental Plan


High risk pools were actually around for about ten to fifteen years prior to the ACA. They were available in the majority of the states. But when President Obama’s healthcare law went into effect, high risk pools went away. However, as the new administration works on reforming the healthcare system, the idea […]

Terms Defined: High Risk Pools



Outside of the open enrollment period (OEP), the only way to get qualified coverage is with a special enrollment period (SEP) or through an employer. However, not many qualify for an SEP. So, those looking for health coverage without an SEP outside of OEP need to consider short-term medical plans. […]

Short-Term Medical Plans Now 3-Months with Non-Renewal


The subject of H.S.A.s has popped up more recently in the news. Specifically, the new administration is talking more about H.S.A.s, which have been around for a long time. There’s nothing new about them. Over a decade ago, they were called M.S.A.s – medical savings accounts. Now, they’re H.S.A.s – health savings […]

Health Savings Accounts and How They Work


1. Help Your Diet by Ditching Diet Soda For the sake of your health, ditch soda altogether. Yes, that includes diet soda. “In addition, many people think ‘low-fat,’ ‘low-sugar,’ or ‘light’ means fewer calories, but that’s not always true,” says Amy Goodson, RD, dietitian for Texas Health Ben Hogan Sports Medicine. […]

Counter-intuitive Approaches to 9 Health Problems



1. Lose Weight Losing weight is about as effective as a single blood pressure medication. Research shows that shedding 9 pounds can reduce systolic blood pressure by up to 4.5 points. Additionally, a study found that maintaining a 7 pound weight loss for a year could lead to a 11-point […]

10 Natural Ways to Lower Blood Pressure


Important Deadline for Short-Term Medical Insurance For those who do not have a qualified health plan or any health insurance, you can still get insurance. Until March 28th (only one week away!), short term medical is available for the remainder of 2017. If you’re currently without insurance, then you need to get […]

March 28th Deadline for Short-Term Medical


During the Open Enrollment Period (OEP) when you purchased a plan, you should have received an eligibility letter. In order to receive a subsidy, the letter states that you’re required to submit proof of income, residency, or citizenship, or all of the above. So when you purchased the plan -let’s say […]

Don’t Lose Your Subsidy or Coverage in 2017



In the Milne Bay Province of Papua New Guinea, there is an island called Kitava. Part of the Trobriand Islands, the total population of indigenous inhabitants is 12,000. Kitava – with its rich culture hidden by lush rain forests and clear blue water – is an idyllic paradise. But it has more to […]

Kitavan Diet: The Key to Blemish-Free Skin