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Guiding your Financial Future every day with news updates, tips, and advice to keep you current with changes in the insurance industry.

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Healthcare Open Enrollment Starts Today!

Posted on November 1, 2015 at 5:15 AM Comments comments (8384)

It's that time again! Are you covered? Enroll today to skip the penalty!

Individuals must have a health insurance plan with MEC under ACA or pay a penalty.


Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Required: Minimum Essential Coverage

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Medicare & Medicaid Celebrate 50 Years

Posted on July 30, 2015 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (1504)


Fifty years ago, Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law. Read more here.

http://tbo.com/list/news-opinion-commentary/50th-anniversary-of-medicaid-and-medicare-truly-worth-celebrating-20150730/

Anthem Blue Cross to Buy Cigna

Posted on July 30, 2015 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (2863)



Anthem is buying Cigna in a deal valued at $54.2 billion that will create the nation's largest health insurer by enrollment, covering about 53 million members. Anthem, based in Indianapolis, has pursued Cigna aggressively for months. The deal comes just three weeks after the insurer Aetna bid $35 billion for Humana in a buyout ...

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Aetna to Acquire Humana

Posted on July 6, 2015 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (1010)


Aetna has recently announced as of July 3rd 2015 a definite agreement to acquire and merge with Humana.

Aetna does not expect this transaction to close until the second half of 2016 and stated they will be communicating with everyone in a timely manner about any developments. In the meantime, Aetna and Humana will continue to operate and compe...

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Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare with a 6-3 Ruling on Law

Posted on June 26, 2015 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (3549)


The Sumpreme Court upholds Obamacare with a 6-3 ruling.  Read more here.

http://www.tampabay.com/news/cour...

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Health Mergers Could Cut Consumer Options

Posted on June 22, 2015 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (713)


Check out the latest health merger news from The Wall Street Journal.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/health-mergers-could-cut-consumer-options-1434937235

Fewer health insurance companies would mean fewer options for the consumer.

Assurant Health Exits The Health Insurance Market June 15, 2015

Posted on June 15, 2015 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (6506)


Assurant Health has concluded the review of its health insurance business and will exit the individual medical, small group, fully insured, and short term medical markets effective today.  

If you currently have an Assurant Health Plan no need to worry as Integrity Financial Insurance works with all major insurance carriers and is certi...

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CMS Announces Special Enrollment Period Starting March 15, 2015

Posted on February 27, 2015 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (34571)


An announcement was made by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that a special enrollment period will be available starting March 15, 2015 through April 30, 2015. 

Eligibilty is open to individuals that have not enrolled in coverage through the FFM for 2015, and that meet the following crite...

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