Insurance Blog

Please read our blog about a wide variety of insurance topics. Please feel free to ask us any questions.

Does Health Insurance Cover Mental Health Treatment?

As reported on HealthCare.gov, mental health and substance abuse services are covered as essential benefits under all Marketplace plans. These plans are required to provide “parity” protections between medical and surgical benefits and mental health and substance abuse benefits. What this means, generally, is that the limits cannot be more restrictive for one than the other. This parity applies to: Financial limits, such as copayments,...

Is Taking The Accelerated Death Benefit Worth It?

Accelerated death benefits are a relatively new option with life insurance policies. To qualify for these benefits, you must be terminally ill or chronically ill in some cases. For policyholders with severe health conditions, it may be worth it to take advantage of this option. How Do Accelerated Death Benefits Work? When you take accelerated death benefits, you get a portion of the benefits from...

Foods That Seem Healthy But Aren’t

Advertising can be misleading. Many foods on the shelves today bear labels designed to make them appear to be a good choice for a healthy diet. These labels may contain words such as, “non-GMO, gluten-free, fat-free, all-natural, low-fat, or sugar-free.” Although the labeling may be accurate, that does not necessarily mean the food is genuinely good for you. The following are some foods many people...

What If My Beneficiary Can’t Claim My Life Insurance Money?

Many people purchase life insurance policies to provide for a spouse and children. But what happens if your death arrives while your children are still minors? In that case, the life insurance company cannot pay out benefits until the court appoints a guardian for your minor children. That can be a lengthy process, requiring attorney fees and court costs. Similar problems could arise if your...

Choosing The Health Plan That Works Best For You

There are so many factors to consider when choosing a health insurance plan! How high are the monthly premiums? How large is the deductible? What is the maximum you will have to pay out-of-pocket per year for covered medical expenses? How much is your copay for doctors’ and specialists’ visits? How much of the cost of prescription medications will the plan cover? You need answers...