Articles and sites relating to Individual and Group Health Insurance issues, as well as Health Care topics.
A consumer guide for getting and keeping Health Insurance [offsite link]
The Georgetown University Health Policy Institute has written this Guide for each state - all available at this link.
Affordable Healthcare Coverage Options
Among the 47 million American's without health insurance? Consider the following options.
Battling the Bulge for Lower Premiums
72 million americans are obese or overweight. This article explores what effect being obese/overweight has on the national health care bill, and health insurance premiums.
Breast Cancer and Insurance
This article addresses what women should know about health insurance as it relates to breast cancer.
COBRA [offsite link]
Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA)- U.S. Dept of Labor Fact Sheet.
Health Insurance and Preexisting Conditions
Find out what if any preexisting conditions are covered by your health carrier.
Health Insurance for Hurricane Victims [offsite link]
Online Adviser for MedSave.com discusses temporary health insurance coverage for those affected by Hurricanes and those that are assisting and might have health issues.
HIPAA [offsite link]
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) - U.S. Dept of Labor Fact Sheet
If you get sick while traveling...
The holiday season is a busy travel time. This article explores what to do if you become ill during the course of travel within the United States.
Discover what insurance really covers when it comes to Lasik surgery.
Long-term Insurance Coverage
Long-term care (LTC) insurance helps pay for the care you need when you can no longer care for yourself. This article uncovers various long-term coverage and benefit choices and long-term insurance cost.
Supplemental insurance is meant to supplement or fill the gaps in your health coverage. If asked to name a company that provides supplemental insurance the response is likely to be Aflac, but there is another giant in the supplemental insurance world - Chartis, Inc.
The Newborns And Motherīs Health Protection Act Of 1996 [offsite link]
Protections For Newborns, Adopted Children, New Parents - updated Sep 2004. U.S. Dept of Labor - important information for new parents.
They're a Part of the Family Too...
Our fury friends provide companionship, entertainment and laughter. This article provides information for when you are liable for damages and/or injuries caused by your pet. In addition, the article discusses the pros and cons of purchasing pet health insurance.
Tuition Refund Insurance
As tuition rates skyrocket and the economy continues to weaken, obtaining tuition insurance is becoming a much more accepted way for parents to protect their investment.
Understanding HIPAA and The Privacy Rule
There are a number of components to HIPAA. This article addresses intricacies of The Privacy Rule.
Understanding Medical Malpractice Insurance
This article will explore the various components of medical malpractice insurance for a better understanding of what it covers.
Understanding the New COBRA
President Obama promised to help Americans during these difficult economic times. This article takes a look at the new COBRA and the help it provides involuntarily terminated individuals.
What Does Insurance Really Cover?
Rarely does insurance cover a medical procedure that is not considered absolutely necessary or an emergency. This article explores the steps necessary to better the chances that your insurance will cover breast reduction surgery.
Who Gets the Benefit?
There is much debate over who benefits from health care reform. This article will address who benefits: consumers, insurers or the government.
Will AD&D Insurance Protect Your Family?
AD & D insurance is a very specific policy. Unlike ordinary life insurance, this life insurance policy only pays a death claim when death results from an accident. Read this article to help determine if accidental death & dismemberment coverage is a wise choice.
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