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Health care penalties and your tax return

Health care penalties and your tax return

Didn't have health insurance last year? It could affect your taxes. Here’s a look at the penalties you'll face and how you may be able to get out of them.

Denied health insurance coverage? Appeal it.

Denied health insurance coverage? Appeal it.

There are ways to get money from your health insurance company even after they denied your initial claim. Here’s what to do if your health insurance isn't covering your best interests.

 

4 Key Things To Know About Open Enrollment

Now that open enrollment season is here, I want to outline 4 key things you need to know about health care going into 2015. Pay attention to the color codes Most individuals buying their own coverages by color codes wind up buying silver on the health care exchanges. But there's ...

 

Why You May Want To Pay Cash for Medical Care

With open enrollment upon us, I'm getting more and more questions about paying for health care. If you buy insurance on the health care exchange or you get your health care through an employer, the deductibles are getting larger and larger. Sometimes they're huge. Negotiate for a cash price before ...

Please sign Clark's Medicare ID Theft petition

Please sign Clark's Medicare ID Theft petition

We need 100,000 people to sign a petition to force the Social Security Administration to revisit why Social Security numbers are used on Medicare cards. Join the movement!

Easy Way To Save Money on Health Care

Your access to health care is getting easier in America today. I've talked in the past about "nurse-in-a-box clinics" at retail storefronts that offer care 7 days a week from nurse practitioners. BusinessWeek reports 16 of 50 states allow nurse practitioners to practice as primary care providers without restrictions. In ...

More employers are setting up private exchanges

In the midst of the Obamacare rollout, more retirees are being offloaded to health exchanges by their prior employers. Even though this comes in synch with the Affordable Care Act, this move actually has nothing to do with Obamacare! IBM kicked off this trend and now Time Warner has gotten ...

Obamacare / Affordable Care Act Guide

I know whenever I talk about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), it is a political fault line in the country. Even though I have views that differ from the law of the land, it is my duty and responsibility to explain how it works and how ...

New fight over mandatory sick leave

In an age when some 40% of people have no sick leave at work, there's a big push to mandate employers to grant it across the country. Yet I think there's a better solution that doesn't require a government mandate. In Central Florida, there has been a big to do ...

A closer look at concierge medicine

In an effort to circumvent health insurance headaches, some doctors have switched to cash-only practices and are saving their patients big bucks in the process. CNNMoney.com reports there are a small handful of physicians around the country who have set up membership-based programs that offer discounts on services to customers. ...

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