CMS Announces 2017 Premiums and Deductibles

By | November 14th, 2016|Health Insurance News|

CMS Announces 2017 Premiums and Deductibles 2017 Medicare Parts A & B Premiums and Deductibles Announced Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the 2017 premiums for the Medicare inpatient hospital (Part A) and physician and outpatient hospital services (Part B) programs. Medicare Part B Premiums/Deductibles Medicare Part B covers physician services, [...]

What To Expect In 2017

By | September 20th, 2016|Health Insurance News|

What to Expect in 2017 Greetings everyone. Thanks for taking your time here. My name is Lynn Marble. I'm the principle general managing agent for Phoenix Health and Life Insurance. And you're getting this message today because you've either been a past, or are currently a present client of ours. Our job is to deliver [...]

Major Announcement for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

By | June 29th, 2016|Health Insurance News|

Major Announcement for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona IU65 Plan Announcement Note: The 2017 changes to BCBSAZ’s Affordable Care Act individual plans do not affect group, federal or Medicare coverage, or grandfathered and grandmothered individual plans. After months of reviewing options for our 2017 individual and family product line, we have reached a decision. [...]

‘Obamacare’ rate hikes: What you should know

By | June 28th, 2016|Health Insurance News|

'Obamacare' rate hikes: What you should know  Ken Alltucker, The Republic | azcentral.com11:28 a.m. MST June 13, 2016   (Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto) STORY HIGHLIGHTS Two health insurers are seek rate hikes of more than 60 percent. The preliminary rate increases will be reviewed by the Arizona Department of Insurance. Arizona health insurers that sell Affordable [...]

An Important letter From Your Health Insurance Broker

By | November 18th, 2015|Uncategorized|

IMPORTANT UPDATE FROM YOUR BROKER ABOUT YOUR 2016 HEALTH INSURANCE 2016 Is shaping up to be the most challenging year we have ever seen in the Individual Health Insurance Market in Arizona. Due to massive losses sustained by every carrier in AZ there will be huge changes this year so please take a few minutes [...]

Why 4 major Arizona insurance carriers are dropping PPO plans in favor of HMO plans

By | November 3rd, 2015|Health Insurance News|

Why 4 major Arizona insurance carriers are dropping PPO plans in favor of HMO plans Four major health insurance companies will discontinue preferred-provider plans for tens of thousands of Arizonans next year on the federal marketplace. Instead, they’ll sell pared-down, health maintenance organization plans that limit the doctors and hospitals that consumers can visit at lower, in-network rates. [...]

Will the 2016 Medicare Premium Hike Affect You?

By | October 8th, 2015|Health Insurance News|

Will the 2016 Medicare Premium Hike Affect You? There's been much speculation over the last few months about increases in Medicare premiums-- and the speculation is finally fact. Medicare Part B premiums will rise a whopping 52% for millions of beneficiaries in 2016. Let's go over why Part B premiums are being raised and who will be [...]