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Short Term Health Insurance in Wisconsin

With the recent changes in health insurance, short-term health insurance in Wisconsin is a popular option for those people who did not initially sign-up for insurance under Obamacare during last years open enrollment.  Unlike a long-term plan, individuals and families … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Health Insurance Marketplace

Since the federally run marketplace launched on October 1st, many Wisconsin residents have experienced difficulties logging in to the site, receiving quotes and ultimately enrolling in a plan for 2014. Fortunately, enrollee’s have until December 15th to select a plan … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Health Insurance Panel on Exchanges

Four of the largest health insurers in Wisconsin, state that the private health insurance exchanges set to be rolled out this fall under the Affordable Care Act, or more commonly known as Obamacare are potentially filled with uncertainty. During a … Continue reading

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Health Insurance Increase for Smoker in Wisconsin

Under a proposal in the Wisconsin legislature, state workers would have to pay $50 per month more for health insurance. On May 21st, the Joint Finance Committee voted 13-3 to approve the bill. Currently 12 other states have similar fees. … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Health Insurance Exchange

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare or PPACA), gave states three options to implement a health insurance exchange: an exchange built by the state of Wisconsin subject to the federal guidelines/mandate, a partnership plan requiring Wisconsin to perform … Continue reading

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Keeping Health Costs and Insurance Costs Down

Experts are looking to smaller organizations in effort to slow rising health care costs and their impact on health insurance premiums.  One of these organizations is Bellin Health, a health care system based in Green Bay, WI.  Bellin has been … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Medicare Enrollment

Wisconsin’s Medicare enrollment is earlier than normal this year, running from October 15th through December 7th.  The Insurance Commissioner reminded Wisconsin seniors to review their Medicare Advantage and prescription drug plans’ coverage for 2013 as it may not be the … Continue reading

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Medicaid and the Election

On average of two out of three people in Wisconsin nursing homes that depend on Medicaid to pay for their healthcare.  This represents about 14% of the $7 billion that the federal government and Wisconsin will pay towards healthcare programs … Continue reading

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Anthem BCBS SmartSense Health Plan

The SmartSense health insurance plans offered by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield offer some great options for Wisconsin residents.  The plan has individual and family plan options, along with pricing for network and non-network coinsurance options. These health plans also … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Residents to Receive Health Insurance Rebates

An estimated $16.8 million rebates will be given to Wisconsin businesses and consumers this year from health insurers.  This is due to these health insurers spending more on administrative expenses and made more profits than allowed under the health care … Continue reading

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