If you’re looking for answers to this question, we’re going to assume you’re broadly familiar with the concept of a health-sharing ministry.
If you’re not, this is a good place to get a brief overview.
Health-sharing ministries are experiencing rapid growth as thousands of people are seeing them as a more affordable alternative to Obamacare health insurance.
Open Enrollment for individual health insurance is over for 2017.
Every year we hear from people who need health insurance outside of Open Enrollment. In certain circumstances you can qualify for a “Special Enrollment Period,” but otherwise Obamacare will not be an option.
So what can you do?
For many people, a short-term health insurance plan is the best option. …
Does your health insurance plan give you any help with dental costs?
If you have a “BlueEssentials” plan with BlueCross BlueShield of SC (and if you have a Marketplace plan, it’s with BCBS), your plan includes a little bit of help with costs related to preventive dental care.
All BlueEssentials plans include dental allowances for adults and …
If you’re enrolled with BlueChoice HealthPlan, you’ve got a nice preventive dental benefit included in your health insurance plan.
This is true both for individual policies (“BlueOption plans”) and group health plans.
Here’s what you get:
One exam every six months: $50 allowance for initial/$50 allowance for periodic
One cleaning every six months: $50 allowance
If you’re as good at …
If you’re like many of our clients, you enrolled in Marketplace health insurance plan with BlueCross BlueShield South Carolina.
As you (hopefully) know, your first premium must be paid in order for your plan to take effect January 1. There are a few ways you can pay:
Pay by phone. Have BlueCross ID number handy and call …
Here’s what you need to know:
There are fewer insurance companies offering plans in 2017, so options will be more limited than last year.
If you’re eligible for a subsidy, you will need to go through the process again to re-certify your subsidy for 2017.
If you’re not receiving a subsidy, you may be able to let your …
As Open Enrollment draws near, we are beginning to get some information about what we can expect to see in the health insurance market. On Tuesday we got a really significant announcement:
BlueChoice HealthPlan will not offer health insurance in the federal Marketplace for 2017.
Since a majority of our health insurance clients …
Gap plans are one of the innovative ways that some insurance companies, consumers, and especially small businesses are responding to rising health insurance costs.
Whatever you think of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), it is undeniable that costs are going up across the board. (That’s not a political statement – we’ve been staying out of that! …
As you know, under the rules of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), anyone who doesn’t have qualified health insurance (or an exemption) will pay a fine on their taxes.
Here’s what you need to know:
How much is the fine?
The fine has gone up every year. For 2016 you’ll pay the higher of:
2.5% of your household income …
Here’s an important change that may impact where you get prescription drugs.
BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and BlueChoice HealthPlan have made a change to the pharmacy network for their individual health insurance plans.
Effective October 1, these members must utilize the Advanced Choice Pharmacy Network in order to receive benefits. The new network of pharmacies includes access …