affordable care act


Aetna Leaving the Marketplace Health insurance giant Aetna said Wednesday that it will not be participating in any Obamacare exchanges in 2018. T.J. Crawford, Aetna spokesman, says that their products on the individual market “lost nearly $700 million between 2014 and 2016.” He projects the company to “lose more than $200 million in […]

Aetna and Humana Exiting the Obamacare Exchanges


Currently, talk about healthcare reform dominates the news. Questions and concerns arise as people speculate whether or not the current administration will repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Though the house has passed their version of the new healthcare bill – the American Health Care Act – the Senate must […]

Healthcare News Update: Obamacare Still In-Force


Do you have life insurance or disability income insurance through your employer? If so, it’s important to make sure that the payment – if deducted from payroll – uses after-tax dollars. Likewise, if you’re self-employed or a small business owner, you should not pay for the policy through the company. Instead, you should […]

Be Sure to Use After-Tax Dollars to Pay for Disability ...



Compared to other disability income insurance plans, accident only disability is perhaps the most inexpensive. And like many other insurance policies, accident only disability income insurance gives the policyholder benefits so long as they pay the premiums on time. If injured and unable to work, accident only disability income insurance replaces a portion of […]

Accident Only Disability Income Insurance


Short Term Medical Plan Companion Life
Due to rules issued by the previous administration, consumers can only purchase short term medical plans for 90 days at a time. Then, after the 90 days are over, the consumer has to re-apply. Within a year, a person would have to apply for a short term medical plan four […]

Companion Life Offers New Short Term Medical Plan


guaranteed renewable vs guarantee of insurability
Guaranteed Renewable Though different, guaranteed renewable is something else everyone should consider when shopping for disability income insurance. Essentially, this rider renews the policy each and every year so long as premiums are paid on time. This removes the hassle of reapplying. With this guaranteed renewable, rates can still increase. Contrastly, […]

Know the Difference: Guarantee of Insurability vs. Guaranteed Renewability



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Residual disability insurance is a rider that can be put on a long-term disability income policy. It is something that everyone should consider. If disabled, this rider guarantees that when you return to work you don’t lose all your disability income at once. Since recovery takes time, not everyone can return to […]

Residual Disability Benefits


Short-term disability (STD) income insurance is fairly self-explanatory; it is only available for short-term coverage periods. In other words, once a person becomes disabled, the benefit period kicks in. The benefit period varies; it can last for 13 weeks, six months, or up to one or two years. From the time a person […]

Short-Term Disability Income Insurance


The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) came out with some final stabilization rules. One component of the ruling now makes it more difficult to qualify for a special enrollment period (SEP). Essentially, an SEP enables people, who couldn’t get coverage or lost coverage outside of open enrollment, to enroll in a […]

CMS Requires Qualifying Documentation for Special Enrollment Periods (SEP)



CMS issued final rule to increase choices and encourage stability in health insurance markets for 2018 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)recently released a new final Market Stabilization rule. With these new rules, CMS intends to help lower premiums and stabilize individual and small group markets. In doing so, […]

CMS Issues New Rules to Ensure Market Stability