October 24, 2016

Open enrollment starts next week!  Are you ready?  Do you need to care?  If you buy your own health insurance, then it’s an important time to decide what you are going to do for coverage in 2017.  If you get your health insurance through your employer, then you can pre...

October 20, 2016

This is the second post in a series on Health Insurance Basics.  Since open enrollment starts on November 1, we are taking a look at the Washington HealthPlanFinder, otherwise known as the Exchange.


There are many definitions of ‘exchange’, but when it comes to...

October 12, 2016

Amidst all of the craziness of life, you may not have noticed that the end of the year is approaching and many people need to figure out what they are going to do about health insurance in 2017.  Open Enrollment starts on November 1.

In Washington state, 50% of people a...

March 3, 2016

Super Tuesday 2016 was earlier this week, and while Washington State was not directly involved, media coverage was (and is) extensive.  You may be Republican, Democrat, Independent, so something altogether different.  I’m not writing to convince you of my position on i...

March 1, 2016

Open Enrollment is over!  As an insurance agent, this is where I give a big sigh of relief, but then cringe a little bit.  It used to be that you could buy health insurance at any time. You could go to an insurance company and hopefully they would sell you a policy (b...

September 29, 2015


Tarantulas are scary.  Who knows what they are going to do.  I'm a city girl, and I still remember going to Mexico as a teen and seeing a tarantula - yikes!  You may be the type who would try and scoop it up and make friends with it, but not me.  I want them as far fr...

September 25, 2015


It's hard to believe that September is nearly over.  We've made it through summer, muddled through a Seattle teacher strike, and now open enrollment is upon us.  I don't know about you, but I am a planner.  I like plenty of notice before important events so I can make...

June 25, 2015

The Supreme Court ruled today that Tax Credits are legal in all 50 states.  Since Washington state has our own Exchange, the tax credits were not in jeopardy here, however it is good to know that they are not in immediate danger elsewhere.


Here is a link to the Supreme...

June 16, 2015

Before I say anything else, let's get one thing out of the way:  I am not a tax advisor; in fact, I don't even do my own taxes.  


I will be explaining some general information on how the tax credits work and what the Washington Healthplanfinder does with them.  Pl...

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