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Open Enrollment: Expect to Pay More for Your Health Insurance….

Open Enrollment is just around the corner at most companies.  And if you haven’t received your Open Enrollment package yet, be prepared for sticker shock.  Health insurance costs are going up, and most employers are passing on at least some of those costs to their employees.  Health insurance premiums are expected to go up 5.3% . . . → Read More: Open Enrollment: Expect to Pay More for Your Health Insurance….

What Would You Do If You Were Fired While Battling Cancer?

Something to think about this weekend:

Home Depot has agreed to pay a former cashier $100,000 for firing her while she was on unpaid leave battling cancer.

Judy Henderson, who started working for Home Depot in Maryland in 1997, was fired in 2010 after notifying the company that she would extend her sick leave longer . . . → Read More: What Would You Do If You Were Fired While Battling Cancer?

Would Your Health Insurance Really Have You Covered?

Open Enrollment Season is around the corner, and if you’ve never really thought about how your employer’s health insurance plan would cover you if you got sick, read on:

Sometimes, even having health insurance isn’t enough. Nick Shumaker faced down the shortcomings of his coverage when he learned the medicines to treat his hepatitis C . . . → Read More: Would Your Health Insurance Really Have You Covered?

Are Americans More Worried About Than Losing Their Health Insurance Than Their Jobs?

Unemployment may be hovering at 8 percent, but according to a new Gallup Poll, more Americans are more worried about losing their health insurance than their jobs:

Among Americans of all political affiliations, health care cost also ranked as the most second worrisome economic issue, right after jobs, in the Kaiser survey.

A separate Gallup . . . → Read More: Are Americans More Worried About Than Losing Their Health Insurance Than Their Jobs?

Are Your Ready for Open Enrollment?

Fall open enrollment is around the corner. Are you prepared for that stack of paper that will dictate your family’s health insurance coverage for the next year? Probably not as it turns out:

A majority of employees said they aren’t receiving adequate enrollment information about their company’s benefit plans, according to an Aflac Inc. . . . → Read More: Are Your Ready for Open Enrollment?

Tax Season Reminder: Health Insurance Benefits and Domestic Partnerships

Since tax season has started, over here at the myheaLthpeak.com blog we wanted to send out a tax season reminder to all of our followers who cover their domestic partner’s health insurance through their employer-based health insurance benefits.

Because federal law and the Internal Revenue Service do not recognize domestic partnerships, if your domestic partners . . . → Read More: Tax Season Reminder: Health Insurance Benefits and Domestic Partnerships

Tax Season Tip: Small Business Health Insurance Credit Worksheet

Are you a small business trying to take advantage of the new health insurance tax credits available under healthcare reform? Are you totally confused by how to calculate how much in small business health insurance tax credits you are eligible for?

If so you’re not alone. Between questions of how many employees may be eligible, . . . → Read More: Tax Season Tip: Small Business Health Insurance Credit Worksheet

Open Enrollment: Is Your Employer’s Health Insurance Plan Your Best Option?

It’s open enrollment season and if you’re like most people, you’re probably going through your benefits package trying to figure out which health insurance plan your employer is offering would be best for you. But have you ever thought about whether going out and buying your own health insurance policy would be a better option . . . → Read More: Open Enrollment: Is Your Employer’s Health Insurance Plan Your Best Option?

SJM Seeks Young, Single Woman With Health Insurance

Okay, we admit that there have been times that I’ve thought about getting married for health insurance.  After all, if you’re self-employed it’s really one of the only ways to get affordable health insurance if you’re older or have a pre-existing condition.  But we never really thought about advertising for for someone to marry just for the . . . → Read More: SJM Seeks Young, Single Woman With Health Insurance

Smokers Being Charged More Even For Employer-Based Health Insurance

If you’re a smoker, you’re probably used to the idea that you will probably be paying more for health insurance if you buy a policy on  your own, but if you’ve always counted on getting an affordable rate for your employer’s health insurance plan, you may be in for a rude awakening soon.  More and . . . → Read More: Smokers Being Charged More Even For Employer-Based Health Insurance