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Explaining HSAs to your clients

Need help explaining how HSAs can benefit your clients? Here's a handy video that you can show them that outlines what they need to know.

Tax reform and the importance of your NAIFA Membership

The latest tax reform proposals illustrate why your NAIFA membership is so important. Please read the recent letter from CEO Kevin M. Mayeux to see how NAIFA is working to protect you and your clients:   Dear friends, Times like these are a big reason you are a NAIFA member.* Congress and the administration are

Selfishness Versus Selflessness

I hear all the time how everyone wants to help others. We see it constantly in the media, on social media sites, and by well-meaning individuals on Facebook. GoFundMe and other crowd funding sites are all the rage. Let me mention the most under-utilized and most selfless method of helping others. It is called INSURANCE!

Solutions to Individual Health Insurance

With our elected leaders unwilling to correct the problems with Affordable Care Act which by the way is everything but Affordable, at least President Trump is doing something. His latest executive order is an attempt to force the individual market into some type of correction. By suggesting that short term policies be extended so as

What you need to know: ACA Executive Order and Subsidies

President Trump has signed and executive order that will affect ACA or Obamacare rules. He has also moved to cut subsidy payments for ACA plans. Here's what you need to know:

FAKE NEWS – Get your Fake News right here

Well, the media released the latest information about the expected premium increases for 2018 by the only carrier (can you say monopoly?) remaining in the individual market for Nebraska. Medica has proposed rates that were touted as an average increase of 17% over last year but let me suggest that first and foremost, this is

Register for OCI’s Medicare Advantage Training Session

June 26th, 2017 / 9:30am @ Blue Cross Blue Shield Omaha Headquarters As carriers continue to withdraw from the under-65 market and lower commissions, agents need to find additional opportunities to increase their bottom line.  Medicare has become one of the most stable health lines for growing your business and building a solid residual income. More than

BCBS of NE will drop last ACA-compliant individual plans

BCBS of Nebraska informed CMS & the Nebraska Department of Insurance that they will not be offering on-exchange or off-exchange plans in the state of Nebraska for 2018. Members who purchased their individual or family health plan prior to Jan. 1, 2014 — also known as pre-ACA — are not impacted. Please note, this change

Playing on a Team

With the baseball season in full swing and the College World Series just a few weeks away (by the way, General Admission ticket books are available at our office), now is a good time to discuss teamwork. If you have ever played any type of team sport, you will understand that every person is important

Aetna will exit Nebraska exchange in 2018

Aetna has released a statement on changes to the Nebraska 2018 Individual footprint: Individuals and families The public exchange environment remains highly volatile, forcing Aetna to continually reevaluate our current footprint and make some difficult decisions. We informed the appropriate federal and state regulators that Aetna will not participate in the Nebraska Individual public exchange