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10 things to know about your new Medicare card

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Medicare is mailing new Medicare cards starting in April 2018. Here are 10 things to know about your new Medicare card: 1. Mailing takes time: Your card may arrive at a different time than your friend’s or neighbor’s. 2. Destroy your old Medicare card: Once you get your new Medicare card, destroy your old Medicare…

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Medicare Supplement Changes for 2020: Should You Be Scared?

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The changes to the Medicare Supplement (MS), or Medigap, industry set for 2020 are on schedule. It appears the changes will remain intact to eliminate Plan F and Plan C availability to anyone becoming eligible on January 1st 2020 or later. The insurance carriers and state Departments of Insurance acquiesced to this law to avoid any further government meddling…

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New Medicare cards are coming

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Medicare will mail new Medicare cards between April 2018 and April 2019. Your new card will have a new Medicare Number that’s unique to you, instead of your Social Security Number. This will help to protect your identity. Things to know about your new Medicare card You don’t need to take any action to get…

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Brush and Wildfire Prevention

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During the summer months, brush fires and wildfires are a major concern for multiple locations throughout the U.S. Here are some tips businesses can use to protect their building from fire damage: https://goo.gl/KhqymW

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Idaho Department of Insurance releases requested 2018 health insurance rates, proposed increases, and participation areas

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BOISE ID – The Idaho Department of Insurance has posted proposed health insurance premium rates and the requested increases for plan year 2018 on its website, http://www.doi.idaho.gov/company/ratereview/. Health insurance carriers have submitted their rating information including justifications as well as rating areas. The Department will continue to review the insurance carriers’ submissions. The Department’s only…

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Is this the final draft of the repeal and replace?

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​Republicans in Congress have been trying to pass their latest repeal and replace of the Affordable Healthcare Act, but its been an uphill battle. There have been many drafts, many votes, and Republicans breaking rank, and efforts thus far have been fruitless.  Congress usually takes a break in August, and President Trump recently put pressure…

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Replacement rumors

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​With the repeal and replacement imminent, there are a couple of big rumors going around. We are here to bust them for you today! 1. We cann afford to repeal and replace Idaho insurance carriers are losing millions every year, and that means they pass on the losses to you, which means higher premiums and…

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Medicaid Cuts

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Medicaid is on the government’s chopping block. This week it came to light that medicaid could be looking at between $610 billion and $1.41 trillion in cuts. This could be a total percentage cut ranging from 25%-45%. This could be absolutely devastating for the 1/5 Americans who are reliant on the program for their healthcare. For…

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Does your small business have 50 or less employees? Check out this health care option!

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Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a plan to change the way that small businesses enroll in insurance coverage through the Federal exchanges, offering employers the help they need to find affordable insurance for their employees. The Federally-Facilitated Small Business Health Options Program (FF-SHOP) program was mandated under the Affordable Care…

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Is the GOP Replacement Bill All It’s Cracked Up To Be?

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The GOP’s healthcare replacement, the American Health Care Reform Act of 2017, has gotten mixed reviews since its unveiling. It’s been attacked from both sides of the aisle, has an abysmal 34% approval rate, and it’s most vocal supporter (Paul Ryan) is now admitting it needs to be reworked. Many are even describing it as…

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