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Why I’ve Decided to Max out my HSA in 2013 & Beyond (While I can)
Wed, 11/14/12 | 43 Comments
Why I’ve Decided to Max out my HSA in 2013 & Beyond (While I can)

Update: the 2015 maximum HSA contribution has since been announced and increased.
Over the past year, I’ve become a big fan of HSA’s.
They are a bit like an IRA on steroids (if those steroids were purchased …

HDHP vs. PPO Costs, Savings, & Thoughts: 1 Year After the Switch
Thu, 11/8/12 | 21 Comments
HDHP vs. PPO Costs, Savings, & Thoughts: 1 Year After the Switch

Last year, I noted that I had made the switch from a comfortable PPO health insurance plan to an HDHP plan (paired with an HSA), during my employer’s open enrollment.
Open enrollment is going on right …

CPT Codes: Why you NEED to know what they are
Thu, 11/1/12 | 10 Comments
CPT Codes: Why you NEED to know what they are

“What is a CPT code?”
If you haven’t already, you’ll find yourself asking that question at one point or another when you’re hit with an unexpected medical bill. Particularly so if you have switched to an …

Why Eyeglasses are so Expensive & how you can Pay Less
Tue, 10/16/12 | 35 Comments
Why Eyeglasses are so Expensive & how you can Pay Less

Ever wonder why eyeglasses are so expensive?
60 Minutes had a really interesting piece on the Italian eyeglass manufacturer, Luxottica that helps explain why.
Luxottica manufactures just about every designer eyeglass brand in the market – Gucci, …

Help! My Health Insurer won’t Pay the Bill!
Wed, 09/26/12 | 15 Comments
Help! My Health Insurer won’t Pay the Bill!

My Health Insurer is Not Paying the Bill
I am willing to bet that many of you have encountered a situation where you noticed an error in your medical bill, but your health insurer delays in …

Preventative Care Benefits for Women Kick in this Week Under the Affordable Care Act
Thu, 08/2/12 | 8 Comments
Preventative Care Benefits for Women Kick in this Week Under the Affordable Care Act

New ACA preventative health care benefits have kicked in for many Americans and some of you will even get a refund from your insurance provider if they’ve charged you too much.
New Women’s Preventative Care Services
On …


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