Many current and future clients are still not aware of what the laws are surrounding the ACA with regard to their individual health insurance plans. It's going on year nine now, after all, so let's do a quick rundown. Essential Health Benefits: As it currently stands,...read more
So let’s break this down piece by piece and you’ll quickly see the difference between small group and individual health coverage. Network Access: In Houston, there are only four health insurance carriers currently offering plans to individuals and families (non-group...read more
Well another season of Texas health insurance open enrollment is upon us and some things have changed a great deal. This article will discuss what has changed, what has stayed the same and why I continue to receive emails with lovely topics. First and foremost, please...read more
What health insurance carriers will be operating in Houston, Texas this upcoming 2017-2018 season of open enrollment?
While we do have a few more days for the health insurance carriers in Texas to announce their plan designs and rates for the upcoming season, we can be pretty sure that it’s already set as of the day of this article. As it stands now, it looks like there will be 4...read more
Pros and cons of small group health insurance versus an individual or family health insurance policy.
As we ended 2016 and began 2017, our agency sensed a “sea change” within our clients and what they want in their health insurance benefits going forward. The frustration over the Affordable Care Act along with the government’s inability to make any real changes going...read more
Well here we are again. The Affordable Care Act, even with the showdown in Washington, looks to be here to stay for at least another year. I realize that Trumpito is trying to let it die a natural death, but that would be very unlikely given the fact that many of you...read more
This is a common question from many of our small business owners. Some operate under a corporate veil and some as a sole proprietorship. Either way, you must meet certain tests in order for the health insurance carriers to accept your application for coverage. First...read more
I’m very surprised that since the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act has been in place since 2010, that many of you are still not aware of the basic rules and what it can do for you. Please don’t get political on me, this is simply a case study of one of our...read more
Over the past year or so, we have converted about 20% of our clients from an individual policy over to a small group health plan through their business. Why would we do that, you ask? Let’s answer that question by being specific about a real client of ours in the...read more
This is a common question from our clients and the answer is ever changing. As a local, Houston based, health insurance broker, we have shifted our focus primarily based on the federal government’s inability to resolve the issue. In years past, we were more focused on...read more