Monthly Archives: November 2014

Need Leads? Target County Employees.






We know everyone’s rushing to get out of the office early today, so we’ll keep this short. We just wanted to share a news story with you about a new but predictable trend. An article in the Carolina Journal discusses … Continue reading






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HHS May Change Enrollment Dates … Again






It seems the people up in Washington D.C. can’t make up their minds. Last year’s initial enrollment period, as we all know, began October 1st and ended March 31st. This year, though, instead of six months to get people enrolled, … Continue reading






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Great article about the Family Glitch






By now, every broker is familiar with the Affordable Care Act’s “family glitch” – the rule that says that if a person is eligible to enroll in affordable employer-sponsored coverage, either as an employee or as a dependent, then he … Continue reading






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Nobody’s SHOPping






When the health reform law was signed, the only provision that was retroactive – meaning that it went into effect before March 23, 2010 – was the small employer tax credit. Companies that qualified could actually claim the credit back … Continue reading






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Open Enrollment Day 3: So Far, So Good






What a difference a year makes… While Saturday is normally a day off for most insurance agents, this past weekend marked the beginning of the busy season for brokers who specialize in individual health insurance, and in contrast to the … Continue reading






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As the enrollment season opens, brokers take on bigger role






The Affordable Care Act’s second annual open enrollment period started today, but the big news this past week was the administration’s relatively low expectations. After a better-than-expected initial enrollment period last year, the Obama administration lowered its estimates for this … Continue reading






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Tomorrow’s the big day!






As you know, the annual open enrollment period starts tomorrow (yes, on a Saturday), so we just wanted to wish you good luck and share a couple of last-minute thoughts with you. First, you shouldn’t expect everyone to know about … Continue reading






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If you want to win the game, you need the right equipment






Mike Tyson once said “Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” Valid point. A plan is important – in fact, it’s hard to win most contests without a good, solid plan. But as Tyson proved to … Continue reading






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Supreme Court to hear subsidy case






The big news of the day, in case you haven’t seen it, is that the Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case challenging the government’s ability to hand out premium tax credits and cost sharing subsidies through Federally Facilitated … Continue reading






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