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Some Answers Questioned – Some Questions Answered

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I have many answers to questions, and many questions to answers. Here are a few of them and my apologies for straying off-topic for the first time. I think I’m allowed to do this once.

Kathleen Sebelius (Health & Human Services Secretary) said she was talking with the National Football League (NFL) about helping them promote the new healthcare legislation? Of course, we all knew the NFL would have no part of it. And why would they? Obamacare badly need the help of young healthy men, which happen to make up a large portion of NFL viewership.

Not surprisingly, the NFL released a statement directly contradicting Sebelius, saying they had no interest in promoting the legislation, and were never had any discussions regarding the matter.

 

Corn on the cob  is ridiculously cheap. At about 10-15 cents per ear, it has to be one of the great bargains in food. If it were healthy enough to eat all of the time…imagine your grocery bill. About $1 per day. Then again, I love Chinese food too much to try the corn experiment. I could easily eat Garlic Chicken every day.

 

Kings Island, Hershey Park, Disney World and Disneyland. I have been to all of them. Guess which one I prefer? OK, it is true that Kings Island is only 25 minutes away, but if you live within five hours of Mason (Ohio), start planning your trip there.

Some of the newer attractions include the world’s largest animatronic dinosaur, Reds Hall Of Fame Restaurant, and Charlie Brown’s Jungle Journey. Admittedly, our teenagers enjoy the park more than we do, but you could easily spend a few days between the main park and the water park. And, you’re just 25 minutes from Cincinnati, where there are many other activities that the entire family could enjoy.

 

Best Rides In Ohio

What A Beast!

Fantasy Football season is almost here. NFL training camp begins in July, the first pre-season games are in August, and the regular-season games begin in September. Drafts are typically held in late August so the research and information-gathering will shortly begin.

For many males, it’s the time of the year, where nothing else matters. Work, eating, vacation and other daily necessities suddenly no longer matter. For non-playing family members, it’s a time to put up with random questions, such as “Honey…Do you think the Broncos will have a running back by committee this year?”

And when the three-hour draft begins…Don’t bother us, unless the house is on fire. Of course, we will still make our selection and grab our laptop before we exit the house.

 

Ohio State University is a phenomenal college. I never admitted it until we visited the campus with our daughter last year. She was a high-school junior and everybody (including her) thought she was headed to Miami (University) in Oxford. And why not? It’s my Alma mater and I still love the college.

But admittedly, Ohio State was incredibly impressive. And it is indeed a big place. But whether you like academics, athletics, the campus, or many other considerations, it’s hard to say no, once you have visited OSU. I may not root for the Buckeyes when they play Miami in hockey, but other than that, I’m officially a Bucknut.

 

OSU Football Winning Tradition

The Ohio State University

I love golf. However, if anybody reads the “About Me” in my websites and blogs, you may notice a reference to my “One Of  The 10 Worst Golfers On Campus” award I won in college. Well…I’m still awful, probably because I rarely play. I have been an avid tennis player for my entire life and it’s difficult to break old habits.

But I am committed (somewhat) to  becoming a good golfer. I suppose I need to practice more than the current one bucket of balls every other month.  It’s a shame there isn’t a virtual online training session that could knock 20 strokes off my score after an hour of viewing.

 

Vision Insurance. If you have it, keep it. If you don’t own this type of coverage, you may not be missing anything. Most policies cost about $100-$300 per year. The value of the benefits you receive are ironically…about $100-$300 per year. That’s right. A wash. Typically, you get a copay on a yearly preventive exam and perhaps some additional benefits for a frame of glasses every few years.

But many persons choose to simply find seasonal deals for a package that includes an office visit plus frames or contact lenses. Also, Sears, Penneys, Sam’s Warehouse and Costco often offer good prices, flexible hours and licensed Ophthalmologists. A typical exam is inexpensive, and you can choose to buy your glasses at the conclusion of the exam, or order online from several reputable options.

 

That’s enough rambling for now. Back to writing about healthcare, which, although is not quite as fun, is still very challenging since it is constantly changing.

Why Should You Use A Health Insurance Broker?

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Need help with finding affordable healthcare in Ohio? It’s available! An insurance broker works for you and not the carrier.  A broker researches, reviews and studies hundreds of  insurance quotes to provide you with the most affordable plans that match your budget. Whether you qualify for a federal subsidy, don’t have current coverage, or are a Senior shopping for Medigap plans, free expert guidance is offered.

Since rates are mandated, a specific website or agent can not offer prices lower than a broker or the insurer itself. However,  since we are one of the few resources that offer 37 years of experience, and free 24/7 online quoting, customers and prospects can view customized plans that are created to help lower out-of-pocket expenses. We specialize in individual and family  medical coverage, and take the time to find the plans that offer the coverage you need, and meet your specific budget.

Enroll Online, By Phone, Or Through Email

One of the advantages of utilizing our resources is that we combine the simple automation of online buying with live help (if you need it). We’re not located overseas. We live in the state, just like you. Comparing policies can be very complex and confusing since what’s best for you might be completely different than another person’s choices. We’ll help you make an informed and unbiased choice so you pay the least and get the most for your hard-earned money!

Dramatic changes in coverage have made a  broker’s role increasingly important in the process of explaining state and federal reform changes and their effect on your rates and coverage. Insurers have already implemented some of these changes, and more changes are on the way. We monitor any change in rate, coverage or law and notify you if they will impact your policy. If necessary, we’ll recommend appropriate changes that will keep your benefits and rate where you want them. Presidential election results must also be considered when planning your future medical benefits.

Exchange Plans

Newly established “Exchange” websites may be up and running in 2014. Although you will still use this website for buying your coverage, the availability of plans will change, and presumably premiums will also change.  If enrolling in an Exchange lowers your premium, we’ll provide direct links and walk you through the process.

We understand that it is very confusing and frustrating to buy a policy…especially online. When you speak to us, you are working with a broker with more than 30 years of experience in the business. There are no charges or costs associated with the service we provide and we never share your information with any other person or company. And since we represent all of the major health insurers, you don’t have to worry about the pitfalls of going directly to a specific carrier. That is…we’ll research many plans from many different companies, not just a few plans from one company.

Online  health insurance quotes are available from many websites other than ours. However, there is a good chance that another website will be operated outside the Buckeye State, and also may not have licensed and registered brokers. That’s why tens of thousands of Ohioans have visited our website. They know they will receive unbiased up-to-date information without any cost or obligation.