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The Obamacare Insurance Exchanges are Open. Now What? Here’s a Simple Guide
Wed, 10/2/13 | 2 Comments
The Obamacare Insurance Exchanges are Open. Now What? Here’s a Simple 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 …

Where to Get Cheap or Free Flu Shots
Wed, 09/25/13 | 54 Comments
Where to Get Cheap or Free Flu Shots

I just got my flu shot yesterday. Unfortunately, it’s a week late, as I came down with something last Friday. The 2014-2015 flu season is back once again and sick days are about to start …

Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Basics
Tue, 09/24/13 | 5 Comments
Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Basics

I’ve gone in to great detail on health savings accounts (HSA’s), but have paid little attention to their cousin, the flexible spending account, aka an FSA  (oddly, the IRS refers to them as “flexible spending …

4 Ways to Cut the Medical Bills that will Inevitably Arrive
Tue, 07/9/13 | 2 Comments
4 Ways to Cut the Medical Bills that will Inevitably Arrive

Health care costs for services, devices, and procedures are inevitable.
Even if you’ve taken proper preventative health care measures and are covered by insurance, you WILL encounter medical bills at some point.
It might seem as though …

Finding Affordable Health Insurance
Tue, 07/2/13 | One Comment
Finding Affordable Health Insurance

$2,569 (or 58%) of the $4,369 in average 2-person household health care costs comes in the form health insurance premiums.
Finding affordable health insurance is a big deal.
And with upcoming changes brought on by the Affordable …


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