Learn the difference between Medicare Supplement Plan G and Plan G HDHP

With the exit of the popular Medicare Supplement Plans C and F as part of the government implementation of MACRA, those eligible for Medicare after January 1, 2021, are looking to the next best option. For most, that option is Plan G. The only difference is with Plan G beneficiaries are responsible for paying the Part B deductible ($233 in 2022). It offers great value … Continue reading Learn the difference between Medicare Supplement Plan G and Plan G HDHP

Has your job or income changed?

If you’ve experienced a job loss, or a loss of income, please know you do have options for health insurance for you and your family. We’re here to help you understand them, and determine what you’re eligible for, depending on your personal situation and needs. As you consider what’s right for you, please keep in mind you only have 60 days from the date of … Continue reading Has your job or income changed?

You may qualify for financial assistance on monthly premium payments

Today, more than 86% of Kansans enrolled in individual plans through the federal marketplace receive tax credits (also known as subsidies) to reduce the cost of their monthly premium payments. This subsidy could make purchasing quality health insurance a reality for many by helping to lower their premium cost. Try our health insurance marketplace calculator to see if you qualify for financial assistance. Continue reading You may qualify for financial assistance on monthly premium payments

What’s the difference between health insurance and a health plan?

How do you know if you are buying health insurance or a health benefit plan? Both are options Kansans will have as they consider their health coverage, but they are not created equal and some can leave you without necessary coverage. Check out our side-by-side breakdown of both options to understand the benefits and limitations you need to know before you make any decisions on … Continue reading What’s the difference between health insurance and a health plan?

What questions should I be asking?

Finding the right health insurance for you and your family is important. Use this list of questions to help ensure you are getting the answers you need. Questions to ask when shopping for health insurance: ● Should I use COBRA instead of a health insurance plan on the exchange or a plan directly from a carrier? What about Medicaid? ● How do I know if … Continue reading What questions should I be asking?

Medicare eligibility and enrollment

You work sun up to sun down most of your life so you can finally get to the Good Life of retirement. No more alarm clocks and deadlines. The Good Life is different for each of us and how you enjoy retirement is personal to you. Just like the Good Life is personal to you, your Medicare enrollment dates depend on your specific situation. While … Continue reading Medicare eligibility and enrollment

Celebrate American Heart Month by reducing your heart stress with yoga

BCBSKS disease management and wellness nurse Julie Waters, RN, BSN, MSEd, CCP, explains how yoga can help relieve stress and make a positive impact on the health of your heart. Celebrate American Heart Month by dialing down your stress level! Stress can cause your heart to beat faster and your blood pressure to rise, increasing the work of your heart and your risk for heart disease. … Continue reading Celebrate American Heart Month by reducing your heart stress with yoga