Keeping or Changing Your 2015 Healthplan

When it comes to The Affordable Care Act, there is always some confusion regarding deadlines and when to enroll in a health plan.   Healthcare.gov sent out many reminders to clients letting them know that December 15th was the deadline to have a health plan start on 1/1/2016.   Then, another reminder came up letting […]

Know your Deadlines for Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment has officially began.    It started this morning, November 1, 2015 and will continue until January 31, 2016. There is always confusion surrounding Open Enrollment so to help you know key dates and key deadlines, we wanted to make sure you know the facts.    Here are a few of those facts: November […]

Recipe For Success

Last week-end, my husband and I were invited to our first ever pig roast.    This was the tenth year that the hosts were having this annual event.     Friends, family, and neighbors came with their hands full of dishes to share and their stomachs empty to make room for all the food.   […]

Employee Benefits

Now that you have hired the perfect employees, how do you keep them happy?   One of the best ways is to make sure you are offering them a good benefit package.   Because Balanced Care specializes in small groups with 1 to 100 employees, we know that most employers feel they just cannot afford […]

Preventative Care Benefits for Adults

The Affordable Care Act has guidelines for Preventative Care for women, children, and adults.   Preventative Care must be offered with all healthcare plans whether you purchase the plan through the Marketplace (Healthcare.gov) or directly through the insurance company.   These benefits must cover these benefits without charging you a co-pay or co-insurance.   This […]

Preventative Health Care for Women

Under the Affordable Care Act, health care plans purchased either through the marketplace (Healthcare.gov) or directly through the insurance company must cover the following list of preventative services for women.   These services must be provided without a co-pay and your deductible does not have to be met in order to qualify for this benefit. […]

Preventative Health Services

Did you know or realize that every healthcare plan offers free preventative health services for adults, women, and children?   As long as these services are provided by a network provider, these services do not get applied to your deductible and no copayment or coinsurance is required. Today, the focus will be on children.  The […]

Getting 2015 Health Insurance Coverage with a Special Enrollment Period (SEP)

The Open Enrollment Period is now over.  For most people, the last day to enroll in a healthcare plan was on February 15, 2015.  After this date, you can enroll in a healthcare plan only if you have a life event that qualifies you for a Special Enrollment Period (SEP).  The team at Balanced Care […]

Keeping Organized When You and Your Family Need it the Most

Have you ever walked into a room and suddenly forgot why you went there in the first place?  Have you ever made sure to take care of something and then not remember where you put it?  Have you ever purchased a birthday or Christmas gift early, put it away, and then couldn’t find it when […]

Open Enrollment – Frequently Asked Questions

Since Open Enrollment began on November 15, 2014, Balanced Care has received many frequently asked questions.      We decided to put them together to assist you in getting the answers you need.   When is Open Enrollment?     Open Enrollment for 2015 coverage runs from November 15, 2014 until February 15, 2015. Is […]

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