With the year drawing to a close, the 2016 Open Enrollment Period (OEP) looks to be going very well. According to recent data, the Dec. 6-12 week saw more than 1.3 million Americans enroll in health insurance through the federal Healthcare.gov platform. This marks the last full week before the Dec. 15 deadline, enabling policies… Continue Reading ›

If a bipartisan commission’s efforts prove successful, New Hampshire’s Medicaid beneficiaries may soon find dramatic changes to their dental benefits. State lawmakers are considering adding comprehensive dental benefits to the state’s Medicaid program for adults. And should it pass, this new measure would go a long way to improving their overall oral health. New Hampshire… Continue Reading ›

The Open Enrollment Period (OEP) for both Medicare Advantage (private plans) and Part D (prescription drug) Plans began on Oct. 15. Through Dec. 7, more than 39 million PDP enrollees have the opportunity – and responsibility – to purchase prescription drug coverage. And it’s important to carefully research and select the policy that provides the… Continue Reading ›

For the nation’s 54 million Medicare beneficiaries, 2016 should see some very positive financial news. Thanks to the recent bipartisan budget deal passing in the U.S. House of Representatives, enrollees may avoid a proposed 52 percent increase in Medicare Part B premiums. Once the deal passes, premium increases will be much lower. And, this deal’s… Continue Reading ›

Over the past fifty years or so America’s obsession with weight loss has steadily grown, and sadly so has American waistlines. As of 2006 Americans had made diet and weight-loss products a $35 billion dollar a year industry, according to CBS News correspondent Sharyn Alfonsi. By 2012 weight-loss product sales had increased to an estimated… Continue Reading ›