With the growing use of paperless forms, electronic information transfers and storage has become the norm. This is true about our medical information as well. So, how do we know that our sensitive medical records are being kept private? Thanks to a federal law entitled Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), health plans, health […]
HIPPA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) is a post from Pocket Your Dollars.
Insurance is defined as a form of protection against loss. But in todayâs insurance industry, insurance can be purchased to mitigate against all forms of loss. It is a type of risk management used by people to protect against uncertain loss or the risk of failure. Insurance companies or carriers or underwriters sell premiums to… Read More
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When you have an insurance policy, you may have to foot the bill for some of your medical expenses before your insurance company starts chipping in. This initial amount is your insurance deductible. The size of deductibles can vary depending … Continue reading →
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A Health Savings Account (HSA) is a convenient way to store funds specifically for medical expenses. If you qualify for an HSA, you will get to enjoy a few tax advantages as well. While this might sound like an ideal setup, not everyone is eligible for a health savings account. To qualify for a health […]
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Itâs getting to be that time of year againâtax time. And although itâs (probably) no oneâs favorite holiday to celebrate, Tax Day, like any other annual event, does require some preparation. But what happens if you donât have all your tax information ready to go for April? While keeping track of everything can be a […]
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With the stock market still in roller coaster mode and more and more companies reducing or eliminating retirement benefits, many peopleâfrom Boomers and Generation Xers to savvy Millennialsâare facing the fact that they need to seize control of their retirement financial plan. And they need to do it sooner rather than later. Boomers in particular… Read More
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Final expense insurance is typically a small whole life insurance policy where the proceeds are earmarked specially for funeral and other end of life expenses. Ultimately, the net result will be a tax-free cash payment to a beneficiary(s). Most insurance companies aim to pay claims within a few days since they know the funds are… Read More
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Medicare is a federal health insurance program widely used by U.S. citizens and permanent residents age 65 and older. The program also applies to those younger than age 65 who have disabilities, end-stage renal disease (ESRD) or other diseases. But … Continue reading →
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Whether you are acquiring it through your employer or on your own, shopping for health insurance coverage is a task that many adults will be faced with at some point. Health coverage is not a one-size-fits all amenity, and it comes in many forms such as Point of Service (POS), Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs), Preferred […]
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