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TIME IS RUNNING OUT

For all of you who are still debating on what to do about insurance this year… time is slowly running out. Let me share a few ‘fun’ facts with you. Fact #1 – You will either purchase insurance or pay a tax penalty in 2014. The penalty is $95 per adult in your family + […]

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MAKE IT STICK: Do the 2 for 2 Challenge

What is the Louisiana 2 Step? The Louisiana 2 Step is a fun, free, motivational program that teaches people 2 simple steps to better health: eat right and move more. Why does Blue do the 2? By supplying residents with health knowledge, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana can help: reduce the risk of […]

“WHAT’S AHEAD IN 2014 FOR PPACA?”

Trish was recently quoted in “What’s ahead in 2014 for PPACA” on the Benefits website. “The No. 1 question I get is, ‘Am I eligible for a subsidy?’” says Trish Freeman of Trish Freeman Insurance Service in Gonzalez, La. Click here to read the full article.

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BLUE CROSS WILL ALLOW GROUPS TO HOLD A ONE-TIME OFF ANNIVERSARY OPEN ENROLLMENT

Due to the extensive changes in the Health Care Law, Blue Cross is allowing groups to hold a one-time off anniversary open enrollment for employees and dependents not currently on your group plan. This HCR Special Open Enrollment is only available for 1/1/2014 This will not change your normal renewal cycle This is not available to […]

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Early Renewal Option

Many of the health insurance plans are allowing you to keep your current health insurance plan… at a price. The option to renew your plan early is more than likely going to be your best option – even at the extra cost. If you do not renew your plan early, you will be forced into […]

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Reduced Insurance Premiums? Maybe… let’s run the numbers!

Over the next few weeks, our staff will do a policy review to see if you qualify for a reduction in health insurance premiums. Many of you will! To help us prepare, here is what we need from you: Annual Household Income How many people are in your ‘Tax Household’ Are you eligible for group insurance […]

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Model Notice – ALL Employers subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA) must send one of these notices out by October 1st

If you are an employer, this message is for you. The new PPACA law requires all employers subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA) to provide notice to current employees as well as all new hires about the MarketPlace Excange slated to open October 1, 2013.