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UnitedHealthcare launches a smaller, ‘very, very different’ insurer

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Star Tribune Business reports:

” UnitedHealthcare is facing competition this year in Atlanta and Chicago from a new name in health insurance — a carrier that’s actually one of its subsidiaries.

For the first time, individual shoppers are buying coverage from Harken Health, a company with about 100 employees based at an office on the UnitedHealthcare corporate campus in Minnetonka.

Harken is being run as an independent entity, executives said, with a distinct approach to selling coverage. Subscribers receive unlimited access to primary care, without copays, if they visit a health center owned by Harken Health.

“It’s like an automobile company that makes a brand of car, and then with better luck or worse luck they also make a Saturn,” said Roger Feldman, a health insurance expert at the University of Minnesota.

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Obamacare Encounters Another Bump in the Road

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

According to News Max Finance:

” Well, the hammer has fallen: The largest health insurer in the U.S. has started pulling out of select Obamacare exchanges.

Five months ago UnitedHealth, which had been singing sunny songs to investors about its bright future on the exchanges, abruptly began crooning the blues. In an earnings call barely a month after executives assured investors that all was going swimmingly, they confessed that they were losing a ton of money on their Obamacare policies and described a pattern that sounded as if consumers were gaming the system — signing up for a few months, using a ton of services, and then canceling their policies. If this continued, they said, they would have no choice but to pull out of the exchange business. (more…)

IRS Grants Extension for 6055 and 6056 Reporting

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

According to United Healthcare, Broker Connection Special Edition:

“On Dec. 28, 2015, the IRS announced that it is granting an automatic extension for the 2015 information returns required of insurers, employers and certain other providers of Minimum Essential Coverage (MEC) under Section 6055 and 6056 of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC).

Coverage providers that need more time now have until March 31 to get Form 1095 to individuals and until June 30 to electronically file with the IRS. For providers not filing electronically, the deadline is May 31, 2016. (more…)

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Chicago, Bucktown: Health Insurance

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015
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We specialize in helping Bucktown individuals, families, and businesses sign up and manage their Health Insurance.

With the many changes to health insurance, you may be wondering what the right choices are for you and your family. Every year brings new options and plan designs, and we can answer all of your questions. The Eriksen Insurance Group will work with you to find you the best coverage, at the best price, for your situation.

We help our clients with the following:

  • Signing up for a new policy on or off the exchange
  • Quoting and comparing new plans and prices
  • Explaining renewal options
  • Managing your current policy
  • Reviewing doctor and hospital networks
  • Determining if you qualify for a subsidy
  • Navigating and signing up on Healthcare.gov
  • Help businesses manage their health insurance and benefits plans

For individuals and families, the next annual open enrollment period for securing medical insurance starts November 1st 2015. If you have a recent life changing event, you may qualify for a special enrollment period at any time. Please call us at (847) 426-2788 for help determining your enrollment options.

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There is no cost to work with The Eriksen Insurance Group; we get paid by the insurance companies to help you. For over 35 years, The Eriksen Insurance Group has helped many people find the best health insurance for their personal needs.

Over the next 3 to 5 years the health insurance world will be in a state of flux. Even after your enrollment we will be here to answer all your questions and help you make the right decisions. Inside or outside of the Exchange, company plan or personal policy; whatever your situation, we have the knowledge to help you. There is a wealth of information for you at our insurance reform blog. We are also proud of our 5 Star Google Places reviews. Thank you for visiting our website we look forward to working with you.

Thanks again,

Robert G. Eriksen, President
Personal Health Insurance Broker

Phone: (847) 426-2788
Email: Bob@EriksenInsurance.com

Individual mandate raises taxing questions

Monday, January 12th, 2015

BenefitsPro reports:

“2015 marks the first year that taxpayers will have to prove they have health insurance or, if they don’t, they’ll have to pay a penalty. But how is the proof presented?

About half the adult population might not know the answer to this, according to a Harris Poll commissioned by Intuit TurboTax. The TurboTax folks had Harris poll more than 2,000 adults, and 48 percent didn’t know they’ll be required to declare their health coverage status on their 2014 tax return.

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Kendall County, Illinois: Health Insurance

Thursday, June 19th, 2014
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Kendall County Courthouse (Photo credit: jimmywayne)

We specialize in helping Kendall County individuals, families, and businesses sign up and manage their Health Insurance.

With the many changes to health insurance, you may be wondering what the right choices are for you and your family. Every year brings new options and plan designs, and we can answer all of your questions. The Eriksen Insurance Group will work with you to find you the best coverage, at the best price, for your situation.

We help our clients with the following:

  • Signing up for a new policy on or off the exchange
  • Quoting and comparing new plans and prices
  • Explaining renewal options
  • Managing your current policy
  • Reviewing doctor and hospital networks
  • Determining if you qualify for a subsidy
  • Navigating and signing up on Healthcare.gov
  • Help businesses manage their health insurance and benefits plans

For individuals and families, the next annual open enrollment period for securing medical insurance starts November 1st. If you have a recent life changing event, you may qualify for a special enrollment period at any time. Please call us at (847) 426-2788 for help determining your enrollment options.

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Over the next 3 to 5 years the health insurance world will be in a state of flux. Even after your enrollment we will be here to answer all your questions and help you make the right decisions. Inside or outside of the marketplace, company plan or personal policy; whatever your situation, we have the knowledge to help you. There is a wealth of information for you at our insurance reform blog. We are also proud of our 5 Star Google Places reviews. Thank you for visiting our website we look forward to working with you.

Thanks again,

Robert G. Eriksen, President
Personal Health Insurance Broker

Phone: (847) 426-2788
Email: Bob@EriksenInsurance.com

DeKalb County, Illinois: Health Insurance

Thursday, June 19th, 2014
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County Seal (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We specialize in helping DeKalb County individuals, families, and businesses sign up and manage their Health Insurance.

With the many changes to health insurance, you may be wondering what the right choices are for you and your family. Every year brings new options and plan designs, and we can answer all of your questions. The Eriksen Insurance Group will work with you to find you the best coverage, at the best price, for your situation.

We help our clients with the following:

  • Signing up for a new policy on or off the exchange
  • Quoting and comparing new plans and prices
  • Explaining renewal options
  • Managing your current policy
  • Reviewing doctor and hospital networks
  • Determining if you qualify for a subsidy
  • Navigating and signing up on Healthcare.gov
  • Help businesses manage their health insurance and benefits plans

For individuals and families, the next annual open enrollment period for securing medical insurance starts November 1st. If you have a recent life changing event, you may qualify for a special enrollment period at any time. Please call us at (847) 426-2788 for help determining your enrollment options.

Banner Town Pages white

Over the next 3 to 5 years the health insurance world will be in a state of flux. Even after your enrollment we will be here to answer all your questions and help you make the right decisions. Inside or outside of the marketplace, company plan or personal policy; whatever your situation, we have the knowledge to help you. There is a wealth of information for you at our insurance reform blog. We are also proud of our 5 Star Google Places reviews. Thank you for visiting our website we look forward to working with you.

Thanks again,

Robert G. Eriksen, President
Personal Health Insurance Broker

Phone: (847) 426-2788
Email: Bob@EriksenInsurance.com

Cook County, Illinois: Health Insurance

Thursday, June 19th, 2014
Flag of Cook County, Illinois

Flag of Cook County, Illinois (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We specialize in helping Cook County individuals, families, and businesses sign up and manage their Health Insurance.

With the many changes to health insurance, you may be wondering what the right choices are for you and your family. Every year brings new options and plan designs, and we can answer all of your questions. The Eriksen Insurance Group will work with you to find you the best coverage, at the best price, for your situation.

We help our clients with the following:

  • Signing up for a new policy on or off the exchange
  • Quoting and comparing new plans and prices
  • Explaining renewal options
  • Managing your current policy
  • Reviewing doctor and hospital networks
  • Determining if you qualify for a subsidy
  • Navigating and signing up on Healthcare.gov
  • Help businesses manage their health insurance and benefits plans

For individuals and families, the next annual open enrollment period for securing medical insurance starts November 1st. If you have a recent life changing event, you may qualify for a special enrollment period at any time. Please call us at (847) 426-2788 for help determining your enrollment options.

Banner Town Pages white

Over the next 3 to 5 years the health insurance world will be in a state of flux. Even after your enrollment we will be here to answer all your questions and help you make the right decisions. Inside or outside of the marketplace, company plan or personal policy; whatever your situation, we have the knowledge to help you. There is a wealth of information for you at our insurance reform blog. We are also proud of our 5 Star Google Places reviews. Thank you for visiting our website we look forward to working with you.

Thanks again,

Robert G. Eriksen, President
Personal Health Insurance Broker

Phone: (847) 426-2788
Email: Bob@EriksenInsurance.com

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