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You Can Put Lipstick on a Pig, But Why Put Lipstick on a Penalty?

I’m fed up with politically-correct phrases. Case in point: the shared responsibility payment. Look, it’s a penalty tax. It’s ...

About Health Insurance| Insurance Blogs | January 1st, 1970

What to Do When You’re Pregnant Without Maternity Insurance

Few things can catapult you into understanding the immense responsibility of parenthood faster than discovering you’re pregnant without ...

About Health Insurance| Insurance Blogs | January 1st, 1970

The Award for Stupidest Health Plan Design Goes To. . .

Sometimes what initially seems like a good idea turns out to be not-so-good in real practice. Other times, even an idiot can see that this is a ...

About Health Insurance| Insurance Blogs | January 1st, 1970

Don’t Want to Pay the Health Insurance Penalty Tax?

Not interested in making a shared responsibility payment? If you don’t have health insurance by January 1, 2014, you’ll have to pay ...

About Health Insurance| Insurance Blogs | January 1st, 1970

Don’t Forget the Tax Deduction for Medical Expenses

I’m doing my taxes this weekend.  On my desktop sits a large file folder spewing crumpled receipts, canceled checks, and donation letters ...

About Health Insurance| Insurance Blogs | January 1st, 1970

$222 for Health Insurance with California’s Health Exchange

The state of California just released a list of the health plans that will be participating in its health insurance exchange, along with a list ...

About Health Insurance| Insurance Blogs | January 1st, 1970

Need to Shop for Health Insurance? Help Is on the Way

Yesterday we went to several big-box stores shopping for new throw-rugs. While spreading out rug after rug on the shopping-aisle floors, I ...

About Health Insurance| Insurance Blogs | January 1st, 1970

More Changes as Pre-Existing Condition Plan Runs Low on Money

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="170" caption="Pro golfer Phil Mickelson has a pre-existing condition. While he can probably afford his ...

About Health Insurance| Insurance Blogs | January 1st, 1970

Billing Error Caught on an EOB

My friend Sandy recently saved her family and her dental insurance company money by catching an error on the explanation of benefits. On the ...

About Health Insurance| Insurance Blogs | January 1st, 1970

Know What You Owe—Understand the Difference Between Copay and ...

A Spanish restaurateur taught me a financial lesson that could help you use your health insurance more wisely. Sitting down in a nice …

About Health Insurance| Insurance Blogs | January 1st, 1970