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February 2011

With all the changes being implemented for New York group medical plans and with only the minimal amount of carriers to choose from, coverage options for your clients have diminished.
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January 2011

By now most of us have broken the majority of our New Years resolutions, except of course those who resolved not to make...
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December 2010

Winter has made its slippery and bone chilling appearance and as you wrap yourself up in your favorite blanket and perhaps cozy up to your fireplace, it’s a good time to reflect over the past year.
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November 2010

The mid-term elections are now over and House of Representatives has taken a bit of a right turn as we head down the road to 2011.
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October 2010

As we become more immersed in the new health reform law (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act), one component has been delayed.
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September 2010

All of us selling medical insurance know this is probably the most difficult and frustrating period ever...
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August 2010

Independent insurance brokers and agents are constantly challenged to find new clientele in this ever competitive arena.
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July 2010

Many of you who have Empire Blue Cross & Blue Shield clients have been watching with concern the situation with the Stellaris Health network.
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June 2010

As of this writing, the terrible situation in the Gulf of Mexico has proven to be a massive exercise in frustration and concern.
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May 2010

Now that the weather is turning warmer, we shift gears to outdoor activities and start to think about ways we can save time and energy in the amount of paperwork...
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April 2010

As you are well aware of by now, Congress passed the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,” dubbed the healthcare legislation and signed into law on March 23rd by President Obama.
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March 2010

For those of you who have Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield clients as well as BCBS prospects, a change in their Prescription Drug plan has been implemented...
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February 2010

As the 2010 Vancouver Olympic games get underway, we find ourselves glued to downhill racing, bumpy obstacle courses, long and treacherous turns, bumps bruises,...
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January 2010

Welcome everyone to a new year, a new decade and the same old resolutions we have probably already broken. Apart from that, we forge ahead with the backdrop of industry changes...
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December 2009

The United States Preventive Task Force (USPSTF) amended its guidelines for mammography screening from beginning at age 40 to...
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November 2009

In our current environment of financial challenge, you may have noticed a lot of advertising from insurance carriers of lower group rates for many ancillary lines of coverage...
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October 2009

Special considerations are being made by medical insurance carriers to streamline the administration of the H1N1 vaccine. Many carriers will cover the immunization with no co-pays...
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September 2009

There has been some confusion on the part of agents concerning the recent directive issued by the New York State...
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August 2009

Effective for policies renewing on or after September 1, 2009, insurance companies must offer to policyholders an extension of health insurance coverage to an unmarried child...
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July 2009

Health Care Reform to Cost One Trillion Dollars - Congressional Budget Office. As Congress returned from the holiday break on July 6th, Health Care Reform once again has moved front...
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June 2009

For those of you "earlybirds" who like to check out the TV before starting your day, you may have seen Hana Rubin, COO on the Fox Business News...
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May 2009

With the uncertainty and test of faith in our current economic environment, many savings cushions that people have built up over the years...
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April 2009

During this difficult economic environment, trying to write and keep business gets more and more complicated.
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March 2009

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 known as ARRA has been signed into law as of February 17. The act includes a 65% subsidy...
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February 2009

With a new administration in place and the new congress seated, it remains to be seen whether the days of hope...
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January 2009

December 2008

There are some important changes to the group medical arena that are important to note.
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November 2008

This is no doubt one of the most challenging times in our industry or any business environment.
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October 2008

Watching the evening news and reading the morning paper can lead to a discourse of anxiety and outright panic at the financial...
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September 2008

Protecting income from a disability that will keep you out of work is, of course, a concern for many working...
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August 2008

As the summertime activities wind down and we set our sights on back to school, falling leaves and football...
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July 2008

With the vision of costly health insurance as a runaway train taking aim at working families, the writing was on the wall in the halls of Congress to seek some sort of remedy.
Read the July 2008 Newsletter


June 2008

As the global economy sputters, and the cost of doing business "becomes" the cost of staying in business...
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May 2008

Another medical renewal has come across your desk...and the first reaction you have is to brace yourself for the impact...
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