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Health Insurance and the Lifestyle Premium

This post was originally published on this siteShould smokers and the obese pay extra for health insurance? A lot of people say yes, according to a recent Thomson Reuters-NPR Health Poll. The telephone survey of more than 3,000 people, conducted this past September, found...

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Insurance Provides Economic Safety Nets

This post was originally published on this siteThink you’re going to have to work till you drop. You’re not alone. One in five American workers now believe they will never be able to retire. That’s among the bleak findings from an annual survey of...

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Lack of Competition Impacts Health Insurance Costs

This post was originally published on this siteIf you’re an individual or small business owner looking to control rising health insurance costs, lack of competition in your area may be hampering your quest, according to a new study from the American Medical Association. The...

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CLASS Long-Term Care Insurance and Adverse Selection

This post was originally published on this siteLast Friday, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the demise of a key component of the ObamaCare health care overhaul. The CLASS Act (short for Community Living Assistance Services and Support) was a form of...

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Who Qualifies for COBRA Health Coverage?

This post was originally published on this siteAfter the shock of losing your job wears off, the reality of being unemployed sets in. One of the most important decisions you have to face is what to do about health care insurance now that your...

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Group Health Insurance for One

This post was originally published on this siteBeing your own boss is part of the American Dream. With our sustained high unemployment, setting upa sole proprietorship is also a pretty good economic survival tactic. The latest census data estimates there are 15 to 20...

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For Cheaper Health Care Always Check Your Bill

This post was originally published on this siteYou’re a conscientious consumer. You balance your checking account and review your credit card statements every month. But how much attention do you pay to your doctor bills? The Medical Billing Advocates of America claim that 80%...

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September is Life Insurance Awareness Month

This post was originally published on this siteLife insurance doesn’t have a designated colored ribbon or rubber wrist band, but it does have its own month. September, we are reminded by the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors(NAIFA), is life insurance awareness mon…

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Post-Hurricane Irene Homeowner Insurance Update

This post was originally published on this siteRound-the-clock media coverage for Hurricane Irene focused on the potential destruction the winds would cause from Florida to the Canadian border. Extraordinary intervention by state and federal governments kept loss of life to a minimum. But nothing...

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Are You Insurance Worthy?

This post was originally published on this siteWhen you apply for a loan for a home, a car or a personal line of credit, the lender contacts a credit reporting agency to check your credit-worthiness. But did you know that the insurance industry has...

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An Ounce of Cheap Earthquake Insurance Prevention

This post was originally published on this siteAs people in Colorado and along the East Coast learned this month, earthquakes aren’t just for California anymore. Actually, they never were. According to the US Geological Survey, earthquakes happeneverywhere and all the time, but most jus…

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