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In Grandma’s Stocking: An Apple Watch To Monitor Falls, Track Heart Rhythms

Rachel Bluth, Kaiser Health News For more than a decade, the latest Apple products have been the annual must-have holiday gift for the tech-savvy. That raises the question: Is the newest Apple Watch on your list — either to give … Continue reading

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Quick: What’s The Difference Between Medicare-For-All And Single-Payer?

Quick: What’s The Difference Between Medicare-For-All And Single-Payer? MODESTO, Calif. — Betsy Foster and Doug Dillon are devotees of Josh Harder. The Democratic upstart is attempting to topple Republican House incumbent Jeff Denham in this conflicted, semi-rural district that is … Continue reading

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Bronze, silver, gold: Which health insurance tier best buy for you?

If you buy health insurance on a state or federal marketplace, the arrival of fall means it’s requires most Americans to buy health insurance. This year’s open enrollment period lasts from Nov. 1 to Jan. 31 for anyone buying health … Continue reading

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What Every Graduating Senior Should Know About Health Coverage

Congrats Class of 2016 — you did it! Now what? Before you turn your tassel to the left and walk down the stage, here’s one thing you should know: If you are under your school’s student health plan, you will … Continue reading

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Understanding your health plan summary of benefits and coverage

Let’s walk through how to understand your health plan summary of benefits and coverage, so you can know what a plan covers and what the terms mean. We suggest opening up a Summary of Benefits and Coverage sheet. The Summary … Continue reading

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7 Benefits of HSA accounts

Health Saving Accounts or HSAs, haven’t gotten anywhere near the amount of press—nor the attention from people shopping for health care over the past several years. That could be because most people, really don’t understand HSAs. Nor are they aware … Continue reading

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Is Medical Gap Insurance Worth It?

Having major medical insurance doesn’t mean paying your premium and enjoying an all-access pass to healthcare. In reality, you are responsible for coinsurance, copayments and non-covered expenses, as written in your health insurance policy regardless of whether you buy your … Continue reading

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How To Qualify For Advance Premium Tax Credits For 2016

Implementing Health Reform. In order to qualify for advance premium tax credits (APTC) for 2016, enrollees who received APTC during 2014 must file income taxes for 2014 and reconcile the APTC they received in 2014 with the premium tax credits to … Continue reading

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Oregonians Financial Assistance for health insurance plans

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE Many individuals and families in Oregon may qualify for financial help to lower the cost of health coverage. Factors such as household income determine what health coverage you qualify for and how much financial savings you can get. Below are three … Continue reading

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High deductible Cost are crippling the middle class

Informative article from USA today, on the dilemma over deductibles. Rather than pay so much out of pocket cost, many skip checkups and scrimp on care. Read more here: USA Today Article on health care deductibles NorthWest Benefits Solutions provides some … Continue reading

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