Employer Responsibility with Health Care Reform

It’s been quite awhile since I’ve written a blog on Health Care Reform, or really anything related to employee benefits.  I’ve had a lot going on in my life in the past year.  My mom passed away in January of this year (check out my blog, but grab a tissue) and I finally have the opportunity to breathe a little after that responsibility ended.  So I thought I would catch up on a few important issues. Read the rest of this entry »


The Exciting Aspects of Insurance

Okay, I admit it, insurance is boring!  There, now I’ve said it.  Not that there aren’t many topics as far as insurance is concerned, but let’s face it, it’s kind of dull.  Is that bad to admit?  Read the rest of this entry »

Health Care Reform – Insurers are seeing the light

Health Care Reform has finally made at least one insurance carrier stand up and say “We Do Care”. At least that’s the way I see it and all we need is just one insurance company to step up to the plate.  Once one carrier takes a stand maybe others will follow.

balloons for a celebration

Thank you Blue Shield of California!

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Health Care Reform and anti-anxiety relief

Zen rocks

Health Care Reform and Controlling Health Care costs can come in many forms.  Do you ever find yourself lost and overwhelmed with work?  Maybe you find email and the internet and social networking a little overwhelming.  You are not alone! Read the rest of this entry »

Health Care Reform and the ACO

Health Care Reform and the ACO might be an answer to keeping costs under control at least somewhat.  ACO is the acronym for Accountable Care Organization, which despite the name is not another government agency.

I should have been a Specialist!

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Health Care Reform and the Kingdom of Cost


Queen of Health Care Reform

Queen of Health Care Reform

Once upon a time a new leader was elected.  The new leader wanted to make sure everyone was covered for health insurance and put together a group that created a plan to cover pretty much every one in the kingdom (aka Health Care Reform).  The plan had great ideas to keep the people healthy with preventive care and to eliminate life time maximums so that no one would be cut off from insurance if they had big health issues.  But the people who put the plan together forgot about how to control costs other than making the insurance companies keep their costs low with medical loss ratios. Read the rest of this entry »

Health Care Reform cost

Health Care Reform cost is still quite the topic of the day.  I read an article in the Contra Costa Times this last Sunday by Tom Barnidge titled “A Dose of reality on health Care“.  The article quoted a fellow insurance broker, Colleen Callahan, who was quite surprised when she read a commentary from Rep. George Miller, D-Martinez, who touted how great the federal Health Care Reform bill is that he supported.

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