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Here are the Blogs in the Tennessee Health Insurance category.
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Wednesday, 12 February 2020
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One of the biggest claim issues we are now dealing with is our clients getting bills from out of network providers and labs even though they used an in network facility. In the past this rarely happened but it seems some doctors have found out they can make more money by not contracting with an insurance ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/12/2020 11:24 AM by David Moore
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Wednesday, 11 December 2019
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A new survey by JD Power compares the low adoption of Telehealth programs to mobile banking. Remember when you did not check bank balance or make deposits on your cellphone? Today mobile banking applications are the third most used apps nationally and they expect the same with Telehealth.  Here are ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/11/2019 2:40 PM by David Moore
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Friday, 6 December 2019
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That is my opinion and I am extremely frustrated because Mark and I are on the frontline of healthcare costs spiraling out of control while we increase deductibles to levels never imagined. For example, diabetes is one of the oldest and most common ailments with an estimated 9.4% of Americans affected ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/06/2019 9:33 AM by David Moore
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Wednesday, 11 September 2019
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Good news, the annual HSA contribution limits continue to increase (a little bit). For 2020 a person with employee only coverage will be able to contribute $3,350, up from $3,500 in 2019. If you cover dependents on your medical plan you can put $7,100 away on a pre-tax, tax free basis. This is a $100 ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/11/2019 9:43 AM by David Moore
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Thursday, 11 July 2019
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Good news for those getting their individual policies through Healthcare.gov. BCBST will be offering individual plans in Nashville and Memphis in 2020. Additionally, Cigna and Oscar Health will be reducing rates for their individual policies. Although the proposals are not final, it appears Tennesseans ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/11/2019 12:50 PM by David Moore
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Friday, 21 June 2019
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In the summer of 2018 Amazon purchased PillPack a mail order prescription company that packages all your prescriptions in individual daily packets. PillPack had an amazing concept and Amazon wants to scale it worldwide. The nearly $1,000,000,000,000 ($1 Trillion) pharmaceutical industry has long been ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/21/2019 11:12 AM by David Moore
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Friday, 24 May 2019
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I am reading a summary of the American Medical Associations recommendations to improve healthcare in America. Some democrats are pushing Medicare for All, the AMA is more concerned about those who are unable to afford basic health insurance rather than the millions who have access through their employers. ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/24/2019 10:05 AM by Benefit Brokers, LLC
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Tuesday, 16 April 2019
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With the ever-increasing cost of health insurance, carriers are offering new products to help lower the cost of healthcare for qualifying businesses. Most companies today use a fully insured medical plan with limited plan design choices. What that means is you pay a set premium each month and the insurance ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/16/2019 12:48 PM by David Moore
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Wednesday, 3 April 2019
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The Trump Administration has been proposing new ways to reduce group medical insurance and healthcare costs and the resistance continues to mount. Two of his lower cost models are short-term medical policies and Association Health Plans. Both are coming under much scrutiny and on March 28, 2019 a federal ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/03/2019 11:20 AM by David Moore
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Thursday, 28 February 2019
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Mark and I attended a meeting today from a healthcare leader who is trying to build an Association Health Plan (AHP) for Tennessee small businesses. It became clear very quickly this is not going to be an easy endeavor but it could be a game changer moving forward.  President Trump signed an executive ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/28/2019 12:05 PM by David Moore
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