Caveat Emptor: Medicare Posts $1.6 Billion Loss

Since the US government has had control over this massive pot of money, how can we expect Bernie’s proposal to be relevant or even a plausible possibility, when Medicare is currently losing money and going to be bankrupt!  According to a recent report, Medicare trustees project “the hospital fund is on track to empty out in 2026, already flunks the... Read More

2020 Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters

The Department of Health and Human services announced the 2019 OOP maximums will increase to $8,150 for individual coverage and $16,300 for family coverage. These coverage limits apply to all non-grandfathered plans, regardless of size or funding type.   Information on other changes affecting health insurance can be found on CMS.gov. See Cigna Informed on Reform for a summary. unsplash-logoOlu... Read More

Introducing a New CareFirst My Account Security Feature

Starting in April, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield and CareFirst BlueChoice, Inc. will introduce a new security feature—two-step verification—in My Account. Two-step verification adds a second layer of security to help ensure unauthorized users cannot access My Account, even if they have a member’s password. This process should be familiar to most members as it’s common in organizations such as Apple, Amazon... Read More