It’s open enrollment season and everyone needs to enroll in a health insurance plan. Yes, millennials, that means you, too. What exactly does this mean for you? Millennials, those of you in the 18 to 34 age range, may have employer sponsored health insurance. If you’re fortunate enough to have health care included in a… Continue reading Note to Milennials: Open Enrollment For Health Insurance
It’s open enrollment season, and with it comes a menu of benefits from your employer. Now, in addition to what is often considered standard, is a wellness benefit. Wellness programs are becoming common in the workplace, however what constitutes participating in wellness may not be as ordinary as you think. Over half of large employers… Continue reading Am I Watching My Health Carefully Enough?
Do you automatically enroll in the same health insurance as you did last year? It looks the same— maybe a premium increase, but that is expected. What could really be that different? Perhaps a lot. Open enrollment is your chance to make changes in your plans as well as to educate yourself on the latest… Continue reading Open Enrollment: Last Chance!
In a few short weeks, open enrollment will be upon us, and with it, an encyclopedia of information on 2015 employer sponsored benefit opportunities. Health care will occupy many pages of this vast document. Whether the volume of this information will make it easier to understand remains to be seen, but it is critical that… Continue reading Your Open Enrollment Shopping List
If an individual or family decides to forego health insurance, is there a penalty tax? What is the exact figure? It seems that computing this tax may be a bit more complicated than has been portrayed in many publications. Who precisely is subject to this tax and when is it assessed? The Obamacare individual mandate… Continue reading Affordable Care Act Penalty Tax: Yes, No, Maybe?
For most employees, October means open enrollment for benefits, including health insurance. Elections are made for the coming year and are irrevocable unless there is a family event such as marriage or the birth of a child. A study conducted by EHealthInsurance in late 2011 indicated that 52% of those respondents who have health insurance… Continue reading Make Open Enrollment Work For You and Your Family
October 31st is a mere 6 days away and with it, the deadline for many employees to enroll in a health plan, in addition to other employer sponsored benefits. Employers generally provide materials that explain available programs, and in the case of more than one health insurance alternative, a side by side comparison.. Sadly, it’s… Continue reading Healthcare: Disguised as an Employee Benefit for Halloween
October is traditionally the time when open enrollment begins at many companies for health and retirement benefits. These benefits may include 401(k) plans, health insurance, group life insurance and long term care plans. Employers generally provide materials that explain available programs, and in the case of more than one health insurance alternative, a side by… Continue reading Open Enrollment for Health Benefits: What happens now?