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Is a Health Savings Account Right For You?

Today, I’m going to explain to you how you can benefit from having a Health Savings Account. First, a brief definition of an HSA: An HSA or health savings account is a special individual retirement account (IRA) that the government allows you, the consumer, to have. When you choose a high deductible on your health …

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Affordable Care Act Enrollment Periods—Clarified

Before you enroll in a health insurance plan for 2023, there are key points that you should be aware of that might affect your choices. It can be a lot to navigate health insurance enrollment on your own. That’s why I want to address some important points about the open enrollment period for the Affordable …

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How Does Medicare Compare to Private Health Insurance?

If you’ve never had Medicare before, you may be wondering: How does Medicare compare to private insurance? Or what does it mean when you change from private health insurance to Medicare? What are some of the pluses and minuses? You may also be wondering what the difference is between a Medicare supplement, regular Medicare, and …

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How Your Tax Return Impacts ACA Health Insurance Enrollment

When you enroll in a health insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act (also called Obamacare), it’s important to understand that the premium you will pay for your health insurance is directly tied to your taxable income each year. In this article, I’ll explain what the tax implications of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) mean …

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Preparing for Medicare Enrollment

If you’re in your early 60s and starting to think about Medicare, there are some factors that you will want to keep in mind as you start planning. I have been an insurance agent here in the Affton area for over 30 years, so I’ve got a fair amount of experience. I’ve seen some changes …

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The Affordable Care Act: What Missourians Need to Know

There are several changes that are coming next year under the Affordable Care Act for Missouri residents. If you understand what those changes are and what they mean for you, enrolling in your ACA health insurance plan will be easy. The ACA Is Determined at a County Level First, it’s important to understand that the …

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Health Insurance Enrollment for Medicare—Clarified

The upcoming Medicare open enrollment period is easy to navigate if you understand what to expect. Here is some key information to help you get the health insurance you need.  The Medicare open enrollment period runs October 15th through December 7th. Those are very important dates to remember, but it’s most important to remember when …

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How Hiring a Health Insurance Consultant Can Save You Money

At MBhealth, we’re not actually health insurance agents or brokers although many people think we are when they first meet us. We’re actually health insurance consultants. What is a health insurance consultant, and what do they do? A health insurance consultant handles people’s confusion and questions. Health insurance is confusing for most people. They feel …

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What Small Businesses Should Know about Adding Health Insurance Benefits

A business with higher paid employees can benefit greatly from adding health insurance benefits. By survey, health insurance is the benefit most desired by more than eight out of ten employees. And nearly a third of those questioned in another survey said they had turned down a job because of poor benefits. Employees with good …

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What You Need to Know about Health Insurance Enrollment Periods

If you’re looking for health insurance and you’re under 65 years of age, then you might already know that the standard open enrollment period for changes or new enrollments is November 1 through December 15. However, one of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act was specifying that certain individuals could enroll in health insurance …

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