Tag : individual-health-insurance

Sean Sheffer Health Insurance Scams: An Investigation

If you're part of the 50 million Americans struggling without health insurance - we know that resources are scarce, and it takes tremendous responsibility to get through. 

Don't fall victim to these health insurance scams, as Keith Moore and Renee Jones realized only too late.

If you have questions on any health insurance plan that seems too good to be true - give us a call immediately. Period. 

Keith Moore and Renee Jones were like 50 million other Americans without major medical insurance. So when they heard about a plan they thought was comprehensive insurance at an affordable cost, they ...

Sean Sheffer Nevada Health Insurance Exchange 72M Contract Approved

Nevada has taken measures to setup an online marketplace to buy and compare health insurance policies, with the state board approval of the contract this Tuesday, under the Affordable Care Act.

The contract was worth $72 million, and was approved by the Board of examiners with Xerox State Healthcare. By October 2013, the company will set up the necessary operations and computer systems that will be needed to enroll citizens of Nevada.

Governor Brian Sandoval, Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto and Secretary of State Ross Miller, all members of the board, worked together to approve the contract.


To fund ...

Sean Sheffer The Weight of the Individual Health Insurance Mandate

What will it be for health reform? The Supreme Court will release their historical decision very, very soon. To understand the weight of this decision, Leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee are asking the Supreme Court to allow live television coverage when it rules on the Affordable Care Act. The committee's chairman, Patrick J. Leahy of Vermont, and its ranking Republican, Charles E. Grassley of Iowa, said the issues were as consequential as any in recent court history, and advocated for recordings in a letter to Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. Americans have a great and clear interest ...

Sean Sheffer Interactive Map of Supreme Court Decision Outcomes

The days come closer and closer - what will the Supreme Court decide this month? What will be the reprecussion of these decisions?

Check out this great interactive Supreme Court decision map from the New York Times. Depending on each answer and scenario you input - a different outcome will be achieved. 

Here is a description of the questions in the interactive map: 

The Supreme Court is expected to issue a decision this month on President Obama's 2010 health care law. The court is considering a series of questions to determine whether the law, or parts of it, will survive.

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Sean Sheffer Health Insurers to Provide $1.3 Billion in Rebates to Consumers


Under a key provision of the Affordable Care Act, health insurance providers will be handing an estimated $1.3 billion back to consumers and employers by August 1st.The law requires that health insurers spend at least 80% of premiums on health care expenditures and quality improvements, or provide refunds.

“While the health reform law as a whole continues to divide the American public, there are tangible changes taking place that benefit consumers,” Kaiser President Drew Altman

How much will be provided for people with individual health plans and small-businesses owners?

According to a study from the Kaiser Family Foundation ...

Sean Sheffer The Benefits of Short Term Health Insurance


Have you ever considered short-term health insurance? How does this type of individual health insurance policy fit into your busy schedule, especially if you are employed and are on your company’s health insurance policy?

Well picture these scenarios:

  • You’ve worked at your company for years, and soon you receive a job offer from your dream company – and you take it.
  • Or, maybe you’ve worked with a company that offered health insurance, and all of sudden the economy takes a turn for the worse and you are unemployed, what are you going to do about getting health insurance ...

Sean Sheffer InsureMonkey interviewed by Forbes at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas


The 2012 CES in Las Vegas was definitely a smash hit – with the newest tablets, Ultrabooks and decked out TVs.

One thing you should definitely know, InsureMonkey was there to promote innovation in the field of buying health insurance.

In an interview with Forbes about InsureMonkey and it’s innovative service, CEO Alex Rivlin talks about the technology with Tomio Geron from the Forbes Staff.

Check out the great coverage here.

Being called “The Orbitz of Health Insurance,” CEO Alex Rivlin explains the technology behind InsureMonkey’s innovative infrastructure in order to provide you real time health insurance quotes from ...

Sean Sheffer A Closer Look Into the Debate, the Justices and Decisions


What is the Court Deciding on?

Aside from the individual health insurance mandate, the court this week will argue whether or not specific pieces of the law can remain passed if one of the provisions is deemed unconstitutional – whether the law is severable. Also, in a surprise to many lawyers and supporters, the Supreme Court will decide whether Congress lacked the power to expand the Medicaid program to 133% poverty line. Lastly, the Court will decide if they should postpone their decision on the individual health insurance mandate, due to the 19th century tax law that outlines that a ...

Sean Sheffer How Healthcare Reform Arrived at the Supreme Court


As the Supreme Court continues discussion on many aspects of the Affordable Care Act including the individual health insurance mandate, let’s take a look at more details behind the case.

The Public Perception,

Overall, public polls taken by news outlets such as ABC new have shown that the public supports the many changes to the healthcare law except for the individual health insurance mandate. A majority of respondents believe the individual health insurance mandate to be unconstitutional.

As the Republican’s fight to leverage every opportunity for repeal, the Obama administration has drawn strong criticism from its supporters in ...

Sean Sheffer Survey finds 2/3rds of Americans Oppose Individual Health Insurance Mandate


Where do you stand on the issue of the individual health insurance mandate?

Do you support the health reform law?

Today, the Supreme Court will have open hearings regarding the constitutionality of the individual health insurance mandate.

ABC News ran a poll along with the Washington Post, and according to their figures they found that 41% of Americans support the health care reform law while a majority 52% oppose the law.

When respondents were asked if they wanted to repeal the individual health insurance mandate, a clear majority, 67% of Americans supported repealing the provision.

Undoubtedly, the most controversial provision ...

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