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Foreign Visitors’ Travel Health Insurance Might Exclude Pandemics

“It was evident that the fever, nausea and loss of appetite Vlastimil Gajdoš felt on his wedding day was not a mere case of cold feet. Gajdoš, 65, fell ill in Honolulu in March after arriving with his bride-to-be from the Czech Republic. He and Sylva Di Sandro, 58, intended to marry and honeymoon on […]

1.6 million Texans lost employer-sponsored health insurance

An estimated 1.6 million Texans are uninsured after losing their jobs during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report from the Kaiser Family Foundation, a San Francisco-based health policy think tank. About 20 percent, or 328,000 people, qualify for Medicaid. Roughly 55 percent, or 881,000 people, could receive government subsidies for health insurance plans from […]

Health Insurance Providers Respond to COVID-19

We are encouraging everyone to look into how health insurance providers are responding to COVID-19.  The below link will take you to a list of providers – find your provider to see how you get get some relief during these fragile times. Health Insurance Providers Respond to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Florida Blue Provides $100 Million in Health Care Cost Relief to Members

The below article was published on May 12, 2020 by Florida Blue at https://www.floridablue.com/blog/100-million-in-health-care-cost-relief “Florida Blue, the state’s leading health insurer, today announced additional actions being taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to support: Premium Payment Period Extended: In April, Florida Blue announced it was extending the premium due date through May for customers who needed […]

How Will COVID-19 Change the Health Care Balance of Power?

  “In any economic disaster, the largest, best-financed organizations have a natural advantage over smaller, cash-strapped organizations. The bigger entities have a greater ability to withstand economic downturns, while the small ones can quickly go out of business because they lack the financial reserves needed to tide them over. In the roughly 2 ½ months […]

FDA Approves At-Home Saliva Test for COVID-19

Written by Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter The first COVID-19 test using saliva samples that patients collect at home has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The emergency use authorization was issued to Rutgers Clinical Genomics Laboratory for the diagnostic test using home-collected samples. Patients return their sample to the New Jersey-based lab in […]

How to Estimate Your Income for Marketplace Health Insurance

If you’re applying for health insurance on the Marketplace, one number you’ll need on hand is your annual income. Are you one of the people looking for a plan now after being laid off or having your hours reduced? Then it can be trickier to estimate your income. If you’re getting ready to apply, here’s […]

Freedom: Purchasing Your Own Healthcare

For many Americans who have recently lost their jobs, this is the first time they have had to purchase healthcare on their own…“It feels so freeing to take charge of my health care and to know that no one can take this away from me. I don’t have to rely on a job to give […]

APA Resources for Mental Health

The American Psychological Association has created a great resource center filled with COVID-19 related content for psychologists, healthcare workers, and the general public.  While many people are focused on physical health, it’s also important to think about how this pandemic might be impacting your mental health.  Check out their website here: https://www.apa.org/topics/covid-19  

Aetna’s Action with Telemedicine

Aetna announces a plan to waive Commercial member co-pays for all telemedicine services through June 4, 2020. Medicare soon followed suit, waiving telemedicine co-pays for all Medicare Advantage members until further notice. “The right care, right now When Justin Steinman arrived at his Wellesley, Massachusetts office on March 4, he readied himself for a busy […]