Monthly Archive: May 2013

Health Insurance Education

stethoscope on red book isolated on white backgroundCovered California, the states’ health insurance exchange, announced $ 37 million in grants the week of May 14, 2013 to begin the massive task of educating millions of Californians about the new healthcare law. The grants will go to 48 organizations, including universities, non-profit groups, health foundations and unions. They will help state officials explain the new benefits, show people how to access insurance and encourage small businesses to enroll.

In October 2013, enrollment will begin in the state’s exchange through which people can buy insurance with federal subsidies. Consumers will be able to enroll by phone, on-line, in person, & by mail. The benefits will take effect in January 2014.

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California’s Healthcare

Welcome to California sign.California’s healthcare exchange, Covered California, is creating a marketplace for millions of uninsured Californians to compare prices and buy health insurance policies this fall to take effect January 1, 2014.

Many of Covered Califonia’s clients are expected to be families of low and moderate incomes. Some will be eligible for tax payer subsidized policy(s), and others will have incomes low enough to qualify for

Covered California will release a tentative list of health plans and rates for the program at the
May 23, 2013 board meeting.

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Disability Insurance Awareness Month

Injured womanMay is Disability Insurance Awareness month. Most people underestimate their chance of becoming disabled during their working career. The fact is, that 3 in 10 people experience a disability during their working life. Disability insurance is asset & income protection. Who gets hurt if you become sick or injured & can’t work? The answer: You, along with your family. Shouldn’t you consider insuring yourself & your income in order to protect the ones you love most?

You insure home & your car against loss, why wouldn’t you insure your income?

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