What is changing?
Kaiser Permanente Northwest (Oregon and Washington) is updating their billing system, for Individuals and Family (KPIF) plan members who enroll through the Health Insurance Marketplace. As part of the new system:
- Your premium bills, payment stubs, and online payment portal will have a new look.
- We will have new contact information.
Posted: September 4th, 2015 under General Interest, Health Care Reform, Health Insurance, Kaiser Permanente, Uncategorized.
During the Busy Holiday Season, Americans Need a Reliable Online Application
In light of all the frustrations Americans have had with HealthCare.gov and Covered California, KaiserQuotes.com decided that now might be a good time to toot their horn and say, “Come over here for easy online enrollment.” Many Americans are feeling the time crunch of having to enroll for Obamacare while dealing with the busyness of the holidays. KQ uses US based programming companies and allows visitors to enroll online for exchange plans and government subsidies without having to go through the perils of the federal or the state run exchanges.
“If you’re looking to apply with Kaiser Permanente, don’t go to Covered California,” says CEO John Hansen. “Give us a chance. We have the lowest rates available and excellent customer service. You can calculate your subsidy, your rates and enroll online or over the phone without all the headaches of the over-used, buggy system of the state-run exchange.”
KaiserQuotes.com uses Kaiser Permanente’s online enrollment system, which has less traffic and gives customers an easy online enrollment experience. With the deadline quickly approaching for January 1st enrollment, Americans need a reliable online application that won’t take too much time, especially during the busy holiday season. At KaiserQuotes.com, you can get quotes and calculate your subsidy in a couple of minutes, and you can enroll in a Kaiser Permanente exchange plan which will make you eligible for a government subsidy depending on your income.
Posted: December 6th, 2013 under Health Care Reform, Health Insurance, John Hansen.
By Esmeralda Mercado
Is group or individual insurance best for you?
Many small businesses are pondering whether or not to offer health benefits. Below are some things to consider, whether you are the employer or an individual with/without group insurance:
Business Owners: What you need to know.
1. Most individuals are required to have health coverage in 2014, but businesses are not required to provide it. If you employ 50 or more full-time employees, you will be required to provide medical insurance in 2015.
2. Group rates may be cheaper than an individual & family plan in 2014. We suggest comparing your options. read more
Posted: October 16th, 2013 under Esmeralda Mercado, Health Care Reform, Small Business.
By Thomas Cazneau
So, who are the “Generation Xers” and what do they expect from Healthcare Reform? Generally, these are those who were born between the early 1960’s to the early 1980’s. That would make them age 30-something to 50’ish today. Reports vary on what this generation looks like:
● According to The Social Librarian, “This was the first generation of ‘latchkey’ kids, exposed to lots of daycare and divorce… Gen X is often characterized by high levels of skepticism, ‘what’s in it for me’ attitudes… Gen Xers are arguably the best educated generation… (but) concerns run high over avoiding broken homes… and financial planning”.
● In contrast, CNN.Living reports that “Generation X is active, balanced and happy… a generation of technologically savvy, and adventurous pragmatists”.
● Finally, Forbes says that of all the generations, Gen X is experiencing the most financial hardship.
Posted: August 24th, 2013 under Health Care Reform, Health Insurance, Thomas Cazneau.
By Thomas Cazneau
With the changing landscape of healthcare and the Affordable Care Act Individual Mandate just down the road, two leading health insurance carriers have announced they will no longer offer individual/family plans in California. Those carriers are Aetna and United Healthcare. Their decision to stop selling individual health plans in California will drastically affect current members in California. Part of this decision was attributed to “profit challenges”, two of the carriers reported.
Posted: August 14th, 2013 under Health Care Reform, Health Insurance, Thomas Cazneau.
On January 1, 2014, when the Obamacare mandate takes effect, most Americans will be required to purchase health insurance or else pay a penalty. Why wait? We say get medical protection now, before Healthcare Reform kicks in! Here’s why:
• Enrolling now familiarizes you with health plan options.
With anything that involves change, it takes time to become familiarized with whatever the new thing is. Getting a health insurance plan before the Obamacare requirement will help you get acquainted with the types of policies that are available so you can figure out what you need and which benefits you are willing to do without. This will make the transition go more smoothly for you.
Posted: August 9th, 2013 under Health Care Reform, Health Insurance, Thomas Cazneau.
By Thomas Cazneau
Being a student could mean that test scores are a crucial part of your world and that you are constantly working hard to boost them. At a junior college, for example, test scores drive your grades and affect your ability to transfer to 4-year colleges and universities.
Study habits are related to mental health and wellness. Implementing some simple steps before you study could make for a very productive study session, as well as promote your mental health and wellness during it. I like to think of them as “healthy study habits”.
Posted: July 22nd, 2013 under Associate Blogs, General Interest, Health and Fitness, Thomas Cazneau.
By Thomas Cazneau
Understanding any new subject in school or college can feel like learning a new language. This can prove to be especially true when attempting to grasp the subject of health insurance.
Below are some of health insurance basics, which may help you gain a little bit more fluency on your journey to understanding health insurance coverage for you, for your family, or for your small business.
Posted: July 16th, 2013 under Health Care Reform, Health Insurance, Thomas Cazneau.