April 5, 2018

'There’s an App for that.’

It seems like there is a phone app for just about anything now – you can count calories, count steps, crush candy, get directions, or find a recipe.  Even the insurance companies are getting in on the action.

Most of the insurance companies tha...

March 28, 2018

New Medicare cards are coming!  Medicare will no longer use your social security number on your card.  When you get your new card with the new 11 digit member number, please destroy your old one.  The cards are being sent out over the next year, so do not be concerned...

October 23, 2017

Are you looking for help to pay your health insurance premium?  Do you qualify for tax credits?  Sometimes it can be hard to figure out, so here are some guidelines.

In general, there are two benchmarks you must meet in order to receive tax credits.

  • Is your hous...

October 18, 2017

Over the past week I've gone over a number of tips to ensure that you are prepared for open enrollment.  Here are all of the posts in one place:

1.  Verify your user name and password

2.  Check your personal contact information

3.  Determine your 2018 household income

4.  ...

October 17, 2017

So far we've made sure you can logon to WAHealthPlanFinder.org, made sure your personal and income information is up to date, and checked to see if you are required to find a new plan.  We are making our way down the yellow brick road, and it is now time to face the li...

October 16, 2017

Are you ready to Disco?  Unfortunately, this isn't the white-leisure-suit-dance-party type of disco.  Disco is short for discontinuation, or discontinuation letters - in other words, the letter that is sent to you when your insurance plan will no longer be offered...

October 12, 2017

Open Enrollment starts on November 1, 2017.  Paying for health insurance may feel like you need to dig under the couch cushions for spare change.

TIP #3:  Start thinking about your household income now.

  • Check your total income on the My Household tab on WAHealth...

October 12, 2017

Open Enrollment for 2018 starts three weeks from today!  Are you getting prepared? Yesterday we discussed logging on to the WAHealthPlanFinder.org to make sure that you still knew your user name and password.  So now what?

Tip #2: Make sure all of your contact info...

October 11, 2017

Open Enrollment is just a few weeks away.  Over the next few weeks we will be discussing ways to help you navigate your options and keep the confusion to a minimum.  This is the first in a series of short blog posts with tips on how to prepare for Open Enrollment.  Whi...

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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