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Category Archives: Individual Health Insurance

Why healthy people should have health insurance




Accidents happen. Even if you are a healthy, young individual who rarely goes to the doctor, you can’t predict the unpredictable. You can however, make sure you are covered in the event of an accident or unexpected illness. Paying for coverage now is a small price to pay should you end up needing to see […]

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The freelancer’s guide to health insurance




by Brooke Jarchow Freelancing might seem like a dream: setting your own hours, choosing your own projects and working from home. Who wouldn’t want to be their own boss? However, a major advantage to working in a salaried position is having access to employer-sponsored benefits like health insurance. While freelancers may have more flexibility in […]

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Health insurance options for recent college grads




by Brooke Jarchow Recent graduates face many challenges as they enter the real world, including looking for their first jobs and moving out of their parents’ homes. So, while recent college graduates don’t need additional responsibilities, there’s one more thing all of them should focus on: getting health insurance. While having health insurance may not […]

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How are term life insurance and permanent life insurance different?




by Brooke Jarchow In the event of a tragedy, having life insurance could help financially protect your family. Choosing which type of life insurance is right for you and your family can depend on many personal factors, including your family’s current financial needs, any future financial obligations, and more. Below, we help explain the differences […]

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Your introduction to life insurance




by Brooke Jarchow Life insurance can be considered an important risk management tool for families. It can prepare you for the uncertain future and ensure your family is left without financial burden. However, due to its complexity, people are often confused by life insurance, which may even lead them to avoid securing a policy. While […]

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How to save money at the doctor’s office or in a hospital




by Brooke Jarchow If you’ve ever been hit with unexpected medical bills after visiting your doctor or a hospital, this article is for you. When seeing a doctor, you are likely being billed for each visit or procedure, which can add up quickly. However, it’s important to remember that you are the consumer and you […]

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Getting health coverage outside of Open Enrollment




by Brooke Jarchow If you missed the deadline to purchase health coverage, you may be eligible to find a plan outside of Open Enrollment depending on your situation. If you experience a Qualifying Life Event, you may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period (SEP), which means you have 60 days from the time of the life […]

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Finding health coverage after early retirement




by Brooke Jarchow Retirement is supposed to be one of the most relaxing times of your life, but it’s not without its challenges, especially if you retire early. One of the biggest obstacles when retiring before age 65 is finding affordable health insurance. It can be expensive and time consuming to find the coverage you need […]

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How an Obamacare repeal could affect employer-based coverage




by Brooke Jarchow Two weeks ago, Republicans unveiled their first draft of a replacement plan for the Affordable Care Act, called American Health Care Act.  While there is still no confirmation of how much the replacement plan could cost, its proposed changes could leave millions without health insurance. Those who get health insurance through the open […]

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How to use your Obamacare plan




by Brooke Jarchow Now that you have health insurance, you should be able to access the coverage you need when you need it. Even if you don’t need to see a doctor today, it’s important to activate your coverage so you can take advantage of its benefits in the future. There are many ways to take […]

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