Consumers can expect more carriers and lower premiums during open enrollment 2020, per newly released data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The agency reports a 2% drop in plan premiums for the second lowest-cost silver plan on the federal exchange for next year. The second lowest-cost silver plan is used as… Continue Reading ›

Medicare Open Enrollment started today. And if you’ve already got a Medicare plan, then you may know that this is your one guaranteed chance each year to make changes to your health insurance for the coming year. If you didn’t, you do now. There are several enrollment periods for Medicare, from the initial window when… Continue Reading ›

It’s the spookiest time of the year, and coronavirus concerns are putting an even scarier twist on Halloween 2020. Your mind might be racing with worries that trick-or-treating and Halloween parties will infect your family or set off a fresh spike in your town. You’re right to be concerned about viral spread from holiday celebrations,… Continue Reading ›

We’re a week away from Medicare Open Enrollment, the one time during the year that everyone with a current Medicare plan can make changes to their coverage for the next year. If you need a refresher on what you can do during open enrollment, head over to our recent post on that subject for a… Continue Reading ›

October means more than changing leaves, pumpkin spice and spooky door decor. Each year, store shelves fill with products sporting tiny pink ribbons in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month — and for good reason.  Aside from skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women.  Men get breast cancer, too,… Continue Reading ›

Who should get a flu shot? Everyone! Well, just about, anyway. The annual flu vaccine protects your health and the wellbeing of those around you. This year, flu shots may be even more critical than usual, so it’s important for everybody to get on board. Common Myths About the Flu Vaccine Flu shots are an… Continue Reading ›

Like many Americans, you may start every morning with a steaming cup of joe. In the back of your mind, though, you might be wondering how healthy this habit is. It turns out that coffee is a complicated brew. In addition to caffeine, this drink’s most well-known compound, there are a number of other chemicals… Continue Reading ›

With a little over a month until open enrollment for health insurance starts in the U.S., it’s time to start thinking about your coverage for next year. You might have heard that you can save money using a premium tax credit or “subsidy.”  It’s true. A premium subsidy can help lower the cost of health… Continue Reading ›

It’s officially fall! And while pumpkin spice everything has been lining store shelves for weeks, you’ve now got the calendar on your side to indulge in all the cozy comforts of the season. Before you curl up with a cup of tea and a good book, though, maybe give your space a once-over to see… Continue Reading ›