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The Risks of Medical Tourism

By on March 29, 2014 in Health Insurance, Insurance with 0 Comments
The Risks of Medical Tourism

Medical tourism is coming up as a rising trend in healthcare. It offers consumers surgery and other medical procedures in developing countries at a fraction of the cost it will be in rich countries. And often procedures are available in Third World countries that are not in wealthier countries. For the person who is looking […]

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What are Qualified Medical Expenses for HSA, MSA, and FSAs?

By on March 23, 2014 in Health Insurance, Insurance with 0 Comments
What are Qualified Medical Expenses for HSA, MSA, and FSAs?

If you have the benefit of setting aside pre-tax income into a Health Savings Account (HSA), Archer Medical Savings Account (MSA), or Flexible Spending Account (FSA) you need to know how to safely use that money. As you might expect with these healthcare specific savings accounts that you cannot use the money on whatever you […]

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How to Appeal a Denied Health Insurance Claim

By on March 18, 2014 in Health Insurance, Insurance with 0 Comments
How to Appeal a Denied Health Insurance Claim

Health insurance in America is a virtual requirement to avoid financial catastrophe if you become seriously ill. One uninsured stay in a hospital can top hundreds of thousands of dollars. But maybe you did the right thing and got an independent health insurance policy. Or your employer provides adequate coverage to you and your family. […]

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What is Global Billing with Health Insurance?

By on March 18, 2014 in Health Insurance, Insurance with 0 Comments
What is Global Billing with Health Insurance?

Just when you thought you understood health insurance and the dictionary of terms that is required to truly understand how you are covered, they throw another wrench into the equation with “global billing.” What exactly is global billing and how is it different from the rest of your health insurance? What is Global Billing with […]

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Health Insurance for Expatriates

By on March 13, 2014 in Health Insurance, Insurance with 0 Comments
Health Insurance for Expatriates

Compared to a majority of the world the United States is a pretty expensive place to live. Some individuals or families make a decision to leave the first world experiences of our country and move to a much less expensive country. With the increasing number of jobs that can be done remotely many of these […]

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Does Your Health Insurance Cover You When You Travel?

By on March 12, 2014 in Health Insurance, Insurance with 0 Comments
Does Your Health Insurance Cover You When You Travel?

Traveling is one of the best parts of living in this world. Whether you are staying within the United States or traveling far and wide to foreign lands, being able to see and interact with other cultures is an amazing thing. When you are making your packing list you have items like a camera, your […]

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Can You Start a FSA After a Major Medical Expense?

By on March 11, 2014 in Health Insurance, Insurance with 0 Comments
Can You Start a FSA After a Major Medical Expense?

Flexible Spending Accounts or FSAs are a great tool to save money on medical procedures, prescription medicine, and doctor visits. With a flexible spending account you are allowed to set aside money on a pre-tax basis into the FSA account. Using a debit card or through a reimbursement, you then spend those dollars on medical […]

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How to Negotiate a Medical Debt Without Insurance

By on March 7, 2014 in Health Insurance, Insurance with 0 Comments
How to Negotiate a Medical Debt Without Insurance

Millions of people in America have no health insurance coverage – and many millions more have deductibles that are so high it can often seem as if they don’t have any insurance either. How to negotiate a medical bill without insurance can be a more common requirement than we generally assume. 5 Tips for Negotiating […]

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What is the Difference Between HMO, PPO, and HDHP Health Insurance?

By on March 7, 2014 in Health Insurance, Insurance with 0 Comments
What is the Difference Between HMO, PPO, and HDHP Health Insurance?

Shopping for health insurance is not easy. There is a multitude of acronyms, the paperwork is confusing, and there is page after page of fine print. But health insurance is critically important to protect you financially, so making a decision is important. When shopping for health insurance you will see several options that also happen […]

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Changes to FSA Use It or Lose It Rules

By on March 6, 2014 in Health Insurance, Insurance with 0 Comments
Changes to FSA Use It or Lose It Rules

There are a myriad of savings accounts available that are associated with healthcare spending. And there are a myriad of rules and regulations associated with each of those accounts. We’ve got HSAs, FSAs, and HRAs. We’ve got tax-deductibility, accounts that rollover your money to the next year, accounts that require you to spend all the […]

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