Archive for April, 2013

How to Buy Affordable Health Insurance in 2014

Kelley-Jensen2Author:  Kelley Filice Jensen

Covered CA, the state run marketplace created from health care reform, just issued an actuarial study about the impact of health care reform on health insurance rates for 2014.  The results? Rates are going up somewhere between 20% and 30% or going down between 40% and 75%, depending on your income levels.  So what do you do?  Shop wisely.  The actuarial report highlights the importance of being a smart shopper of health insurance. Being well informed on the plans available, and whether you qualify for subsidy, is critical for getting the best value from the new insurance plans available in 2014.

Corporate Wellness programs – Are They Discrimination?

Kelley-Jensen2Author:  Kelley Filice Jensen

Biometric Screenings in the break room?  Yoga classes at lunch?  “Walking” meetings?  What is going on at work?  Corporate wellness programs are all the rage, and there are two simple reasons:  reducing employee absenteeism  and decreasing health care costs.  But, what if you do not want to participate in a wellness program, can your boss make you?  Isn’t that discrimination?  And, how can they ask you health questions that are private information protected by HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act)?  Get answers about wellness programs here.

What exactly is a Workplace or Corporate Wellness Program?             

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