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Short term insurance
May 6, 2024

‘JUNK’ HEALTH INSURANCE

Health Insurance, Healthcare

What is ‘junk’ health insurance? What is the value of short-term health insurance? What are the pitfalls of short-term health insurance plans? Can I escape? What does the future hold? What is ‘junk’ health insurance? ‘Junk’ insurance...

Marriage Insurance
May 6, 2024

PLANNING YOUR SPECIAL DAY?

Health Insurance, Healthcare

If you are planning a wedding in the next twelve months, you will be in good company. Over two million weddings are held annually in the USA, and that takes a lot of planning. Put another way, two and a half million couples are poring...

Health Insurance and Divorce
April 25, 2024

IS BEING A WOMAN TREATED AS A...

Health Insurance

HEALTH INSURANCE AND DIVORCE How will I be treated if I come off my spouse’s plan? Is legal separation treated the same as divorce? Who is responsible for the children’s insurance coverage? Who decides? First things first Being a woman...

TC Blog
April 24, 2024

I PAY MY HEALTH PLAN PREMIUMS

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 WHY DO I HAVE TO PAY AGAIN WHEN I NEED HEALTHCARE? Do I have to make a ‘copayment’ for every service? The Role of Copay in Health Insurance Plans Is there a limit on how much I need to spend out of my own pocket? Most households have...

March 21, 2024

WE NEED TO TALK…ABOUT NICOTINE

Healthcare

WHERE DOES IT COME FROM? WHAT DOES IT DO? IS NICOTINE ALL BAD? DOES NICOTINE DESERVE ITS REPUTATION? WHICH IS SAFER, VAPES OR ZYN? Nicotine, where does it come from? Nicotine is an alkaloid that occurs naturally in the tobacco plant....

February 16, 2024

“I’M SINGING IN THE RAIN And I...

Healthcare

An antidote to depression Researchers (American Medical Association) estimate that one in six Americans take antidepressants, of whom more than a quarter are long-term users. Antidepressants are the most prescribed medication in the...

VIRGINIA GOES SOLO
October 20, 2023

VIRGINIA GOES SOLO

Health Insurance, Healthcare

By Open Enrollment in 2023, Virginia will have its “own” Health Insurance Exchange (marketplace).  Although every state must have an exchange, most (33) run their marketplace on a federally-run I.T. platform. The other 17 states run on...

Is medicare enough
October 17, 2023

IS MEDICARE ENOUGH TO…?

Health Insurance, Healthcare

Provide me with the insurance coverage I need to secure my future well-being. You may be approaching 65 and eligible to sign up for Medicare for the first time.  You may be reconsidering your plan(s) for next year, intending to...

MEDICAID EXPANSION AND YOU
October 11, 2023

MEDICAID EXPANSION AND YOU

Health Insurance, Healthcare

To understand Medicaid expansion, we have to go back to the days before 1965 when Medicaid was introduced. Until then, the care of older adults, the terminally ill, people with chronic illnesses, and those who could not afford health...

Air Pollution
September 18, 2023

Air Pollution And You

Health and fitness

If you are reading this item, you may be concerned about your health or someone close to you.  You may wonder if that persistent cough or shortness of breath is due to air pollution.  Typical symptoms of air pollution-related...

Isometric Exercise And You
September 11, 2023

Isometric Exercise And You

Health and fitness

ISOMETRIC EXERCISE, and YOU You are probably reading this article because you are concerned that you, or somebody close to you, is not getting enough exercise to maintain or improve their physical condition.  We constantly read of...

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May 23, 2023

The ACA ‘Family Glitch’ – Who Does...

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The tax credits created by the ACA meant that Obamacare could be an affordable way to get coverage if you didn’t have employer-based coverage. However, some family members may not eligible for a premium tax credits. Explore the "Family...

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