December 15, 2014

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Buy or Renew Health Plan by Dec. 23 for Jan. 1, 2015 Coverage

Open enrollment — the time when individuals can purchase health insurance — will last through Feb. 15, 2015. But you need to sign up before then if you want coverage to start January 1 or you want to take full advantage of federal financial help (also known as tax credits or subsidies) to help with […]

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December 4, 2014

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Uninsured? Here’s the True Cost of Not Having Insurance

Since passage of the Affordable Care Act, almost all Americans are required to have health insurance or pay a penalty. So just what does that penalty look like and how does it impact your wallet?

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November 26, 2014

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Pick a Primary Care Physician (PCP) for Better Care, Lower Price

Who doesn’t like the chance to get high quality at a discounted price? But did you know that many LifeWise plan members have this same opportunity when seeing a doctor? By designating one doctor as your primary care provider (known as a “PCP”), you get a “quarterback” for your health plus a financial break with each […]

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November 26, 2014

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How To Get a Flu Shot for Free

Technically, it isn’t quite “flu season.” That really hits in January and February. But with Washington state health officials predicting a tough winter of illness ahead, it’s good to know what things you can do to help stop the spread of the disease. The first and easiest? Get a flu shot. For people with a […]

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November 24, 2014

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How to Save Money on Health Insurance in Washington

When the monthly cost of health insurance is comparable to a car payment, you don’t want to leave money on the table. So if you’re shopping for a 2015 individual health plan, you owe it to yourself to check if you qualify for financial help paying your monthly premium. The “premium tax credit” is the […]

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