If Medicare recipients want to keep themselves out of financial harm’s way in 2015, they must thoroughly review their Medicare health insurance policies during Medicare Open Enrollment (October 15th – December 7th). Recent reports in the New York Times (Beware […]
Our Founder Sarah O’Leary pokes fun at insurance company telephone hold times and delivers helpful tips for your next call with the insurance company in this Huffington Post article:
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Women’s Health featured an article written by CEO Sarah O’Leary. It shares concrete suggestions to help families better navigate their care. Please feel free to share it with your loved ones. Be smart, […]
How long are you willing to wait on hold before you simply hang up? Most people lose their patience after several minutes. The more determined may stay on for an hour or longer. Insurance company telephone hold times have increased dramatically over the past year, with some consumers reporting hold […]
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, better known as HIPAA, provides a variety of protections to ensure patients’ privacy.
“The HIPAA Privacy Rule provides federal protections for individually identifiable health information held by covered entities and their business associates and gives patients an array of rights with respect to that […]
In today’s New York Times, Elisabeth Rosenthal reported on the increase in pricing of some generic drugs.(http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/09/health/some-generic-drug-prices-are-soaring.html?emc=edit_tnt_20140709&nlid=65544527&tntemail0=y). It is patently unfair to significantly raise drug pricing simply for corporate profit, especially on drugs primarily sold to senior citizens, many of whom may be on a fixed income. The […]
If you ask Americans what they fear most, you’ll get a variety of answers ranging from the logical to the implausible, the phobic to the impossible.
Arguably the two things Americans fear most meet at one very distinct and undeniable intersection. When we get to our core truths, we fear for […]
How can consumers obtain a discount for paying a medical bill in full and on time? How much of a discount should they ask for?
First, patients should try to negotiate a lower price for non-emergency tests and procedures up front. When dealing with bills post medical event, patients should request […]
Odds are you or someone you know will receive a medical bill in the mail that is accidentally or purposefully incorrect (experts estimate between 40% – 80% of all medical bills contain errors). Consumers pay nearly $68 billion dollars in medical bills they don’t owe every year http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/daily-reports/2010/april/05/health-care-billing-errors.aspx, with […]
Here are some tips for recent graduates regarding their health insurance:
1) See if you can be covered by your parent’s policy. The Affordable Care Act provides that young adults can stay on their parents’ health insurance plans until the age of 26. In most cases, it’s less expensive (and less […]