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Here are the Blogs in the Tennessee group health insurance category.
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Wednesday, 27 May 2020
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This is something I was not aware of so I wanted to share it with you. Beginning in April the State of TN began paying 100% of the cost for COVID-19 testing for anyone wanting a test. The Federal Government required all group health insurance companies to cover COVID testing and treatment under their ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/27/2020 1:53 PM by Benefit Brokers, LLC
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Wednesday, 29 April 2020
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I wrote a post several months ago that telehealth is where online banking from your cellphone was 10 years ago. People did not understand how it could improve their lives saving time and money. It seems COVID-19 has opened many peoples eyes to the convenience and simplicity of talking to a doctor from ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/29/2020 8:40 AM by David Moore
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Monday, 9 March 2020
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There is still time to contribute tax-deductible dollars for 2019 if you are looking for ways to reduce your tax burden. You must have been covered under a qualified High Deductible Health Plan "HDHP" and not be covered under any other health insurance (spouse, Medicare, TriCare). If so, you can contribute ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/09/2020 10:56 AM by David Moore
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Friday, 28 February 2020
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I watched a news story on Channel 5 last night and needless to say was more than a little disappointed in how unfair the story was. It seems they wanted to tell one side only making the big bad insurance company the bad guy again. As a group insurance broker we work with employers and employees trying ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/28/2020 10:31 AM by David Moore
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Tuesday, 22 October 2019
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Did you ever think you would see a $500 monthly employee premium for a $5,000 deductible HSA qualified plan? Welcome to 2020, it's going to be a challenging year for employers and employees. The Affordable Care Act is really not all that affordable for most. Yes, it has provided much needed protection ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/22/2019 8:12 AM by Benefit Brokers, LLC
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Wednesday, 11 September 2019
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This is even worse that I had believed true. Rand Corporation conducted a nationwide study of hospital claims from 2015 - 2017 to understand the disparity in pricing of private health insurance verses Medicare reimbursement rates. The results are astounding. In middle Tennessee the average reimbursement ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/11/2019 10:08 AM by David Moore
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Tuesday, 18 June 2019
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Before the ACA, small employers had the option to "reimburse" employees with tax-free dollars for their individual health insurance policies. The Affordable Care Act wanted all policies to go through the healthcare.gov exchanges and businesses to offer ACA compliant plans to their employees so Health ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/18/2019 4:01 PM by David Moore
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Monday, 11 February 2019
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How about if your insurance company paid you $500 plus paid for a trip to Mexico? They will pay for lodging and transportation and even provide you with a driver. Sound too good to be true? If you are a Utah State employee or retiree it is part of your health plan. The reason, medical and pharmacy tourism ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/11/2019 10:50 AM by Benefit Brokers, LLC
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Friday, 26 October 2018
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We have a new group health insurance product in Middle TN beginning January 1, 2019. Oscar Health who last year partnered with Humana to give small employers a new "high tech" option for health insurance is now a stand alone carrier. While Oscar looks like a traditional health insurance company on the ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/26/2018 2:14 PM by David Moore
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Thursday, 23 August 2018
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After four years of double digit increases for individual health insurance plans, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee is lower rates by an average 14.9% next year. Cigna is also reducing premiums by an average of 12.9%. What does this mean for consumers? Time will tell, 3.5% of Tennesseans get their health ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/23/2018 12:08 PM by David Moore
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