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Beware of Threatening Auto Insurance Letter on Coordination of Health Insurance for Personal Injury Protection
Mon, 12/2/13 | 3 Comments
Beware of Threatening Auto Insurance Letter on Coordination of Health Insurance for Personal Injury Protection

A few weeks back I received a rather threatening letter from my auto insurance company in regards to medical coverage (or potential lack of). Here is the heart of the letter (which I cannot find …

You Might be Able to Carryover $500 in FSA Funds for the First Time
Mon, 11/11/13 | 2 Comments
You Might be Able to Carryover $500 in FSA Funds for the First Time

A few months back, we went over the basics on flexible spending accounts (FSA’s).
For those who do not have access to an HSA (which requires being paired with a HDHP in order to be able …

PPO vs. HDHP Costs & Savings (Year 2 After the Switch to an HDHP)
Thu, 11/7/13 | 10 Comments
PPO vs. HDHP Costs & Savings (Year 2 After the Switch to an HDHP)

This post may be a tad bit before end of year, but now that open enrollment is finally here after being delayed, I wanted to give anyone who is considering multiple health insurance plans something …

Why I will be Maxing out my HSA in 2014
Mon, 11/4/13 | 14 Comments
Why I will be Maxing out my HSA in 2014

Update: the 2015 maximum HSA contribution has been announced and there is an increase over 2014.
Along with the other tax advantaged accounts, the IRS recently announced increases in limits to one of my favorite savings …

The Obamacare Marketplace Exchange Guide
Wed, 10/2/13 | 2 Comments
The Obamacare Marketplace Exchange Guide

Like it or not, the biggest component of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) – publicly run health insurance exchanges – have arrived.
So what’s next?
At the most basic level:
1. If you have insurance through your …

Does it Make Sense to Pay the Obamacare Penalty Tax on the Individual Mandate?
Mon, 09/30/13 | 4 Comments
Does it Make Sense to Pay the Obamacare Penalty Tax on the Individual Mandate?

One of the biggest structural components of the Affordable Care Act, aka “Obamacare”, is that it forcefully nudges individuals to have some level of health insurance coverage. This has been referred to as the “individual …


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