Archive for August, 2013

Aetna Canceling CA Health Plans, What About My Health Plan?

Kelley-Jensen2Aetna Canceling CA Health Plans and leaving California. I heard that Aetna is leaving California, and that people with Aetna plans have received cancellation notices.  What about my health plan with a different insurance carrier, will it be cancelled too?People with Aetna plans have received cancellation notices.  I’m with another carrier, will that happen to me? I know that health insurance reform is set to start in 2014, but I already have my own health insurance plan, not through any employer.  Can I keep the plan I have, or do I have to buy another one.  I do not really want to buy a new one because I like my doctor. 

In-Network, Out-Of-Network, and Preferred Providers – Read This Before Buying a Health Plan

Kelley-Jensen2In-Network, Out-Of-Network, and Preferred Providers – Read This Before Buying a Health Plan:  One of the benefits of a health plan is decreased rates for services with certain doctors and health care providers.  The terms for these relationships are:

Preferred Provider Organization  – Insurance carriers establish a list of contracted health care providers that have agreed to a discounted fee schedule for their health plan members.  This PPO list is referred to as a provider directory of participating doctors and health care providers.

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