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Medicare and Obamacare Open Enrollment Periods 2022

Medicare open enrollment period starts on October 15, 2021, and continues through December 7, 2021. Biden's HHS extends Obamacare open e...

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Last chance: 2022 Open Enrollment ends in 2 days

You have 2 days left to get health insurance this year. Open Enrollment for 2022 Marketplace health plans ends January 15. Act now to enroll in, or change health coverage that meets your needs and budget. Coverage starts February 1.


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Friday, January 7, 2022

You can apply for 2022 Marketplace health insurance right now


Open Enrollment ends January 15, 2022.  You can apply for the first time, update, or change your plan for 2022.  Continue reading about Marketplace coverage and Coronavirus ...

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Saturday, December 11, 2021

Balancing Medicare and Work-Based Insurance

 The number of working Americans age 65 and older dropped by 1.1 million during the first three months of the pandemic and has been slower to recover than other age groups. Even so, more than 10.8 million workers are eligible for Medicare, and the number is likely to grow as 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 every day until 2030.1–2



Some employers — especially small businesses — may require employees or covered spouses to enroll in Medicare when they are eligible in order to retain their employer-sponsored health insurance. But many workers who are eligible for both types of coverage can choose one or the other, or both. To make an informed decision, it’s important to understand an array of rules and other considerations regarding costs and coverage.

Monday, November 22, 2021

These everyday habits may increase your risk of developing dementia

 Dementia is a significant health risk that can reduce one's quality of life and impose cognitive, as well as mental difficulties. A general term given to the neurodegenerative diseases which cause cognitive impairment, memory loss, impact day-to-day living, behavior, communicative skills, and personality changes. The kind of lifestyle you lead, dietary deficiencies may increase one's chances of developing dementia, memory loss, or aging faster than usual. In particular, these habits can prove to be the most impactful and impact brain health significantly ...

Read more at ET Times Lifestyle

Companies are telling unvaccinated workers to pay more for health insurance

 Now, as Covid cases climb once again, more companies are putting aside carrots and turning to sticks in an effort to protect their workers. From Utah grocery chain Harmons to Wall Street banking giant JPMorgan Chase, companies are telling their unvaccinated workers to get the shots or pay more for health insurance.

Read more at NPR - 5 minute read

Monday, November 15, 2021

Is a High-Deductible Health Plan Right for You?

 In 2020, 31% of U.S. workers with employer-sponsored health insurance had a high-deductible health plan (HDHP), up from 24% in 2015.1 These plans are also available outside the workplace through private insurers and the Health Insurance Marketplace.



Although HDHP participation has grown rapidly, the most common plan — covering almost half of U.S. workers — is a traditional preferred provider organization (PPO).2 If you are thinking about enrolling in an HDHP or already enrolled in one, here are some factors to consider when comparing an HDHP to a PPO.

Thursday, October 21, 2021

What Are States Doing With New Federal Funding For Medicaid Home-Based Long-Term Care?

 What would you do if the federal government gave you a chunk of $12 billion to spend on Medicaid home and community-based care for frail older adults and younger people with disabilities? That is a real question governors have been wrestling for months.

And we now are getting a good sense of the answer: Mostly, they will spend the windfall on one-time bonuses for home care workers ...

Read more at Forbes - 6 min. read