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Enjoy Retirement With Better Health

Health is important for enjoying life, yet as people age, numerous health conditions can crop up that get in the way of an active retirement lifestyle. “Retirement is a time to take stock on your goals for the next 10 to 20 years. Read More »
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Medicare Supplement Myths: Choose Your Provider and Travel, Too

Health insurance can be confusing and Medicare Supplement insurance is no different. Sometimes you just need some help sifting fact from fiction to figure out what’s best for you. Below are five myths Avera Health Plans Sales Associate Pam Skals hears most often. Read More »
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The Future of the Affordable Care Act: Be Part of the Conversation

There are many unanswered questions regarding how health insurance will be affected when President-Elect Donald Trump takes office in 2017. President-Elect Trump has indicated he appreciates certain aspects of the Affordable Care Act, namely ensuring dependents can stay on their parents’ plans until age 26 and maintaining some type of coverage access for individuals with pre-existing conditions, but we don’t know the future. Read More »
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Individual Premium Increases – 2017: What You Don’t Know May Cost You $$$

Last week, individuals who purchased an individual health care policy on or after Jan. 1, 2014, received news that their premiums were going up and they were going up by a lot.  Depending upon where you lived in the country, your health plan choices may also have been limited as health insurance carriers narrowed their offerings in the individual market for 2017.  Read More »
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Why We Want You to Go to the Doctor

We know health insurance can be expensive, but we also know how critical it is for people to receive the proper medical care. Because let’s face it, medical care is even more expensive. Prior to my position as Chief Medical Officer, I was a doctor for eight years in O’Neill, Neb., and I know how important access to care is. Read More »
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Making Sure You’re Covered: Qualifying Life Events

You’ve started a new year. You’re healthy. You have health insurance. Things are going great. But like all things in life, things change. You find out your company is downsizing and you’ve lost your job. Or maybe you’re having a baby. Read More »
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