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What Is a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP)?

A high deductible health plan (HDHP) is a plan with a higher deductible than traditional health insurance. The premiums may be lower, but you have to meet a higher deductible (payout of pocket for more health care costs) before your coverage kicks in. An HDHP is often combined with a health savings account (HSA), which allows you to set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for...

Are You Underestimating Your Need for Disability Insurance?

If you don’t place a high priority on disability insurance, you are not alone. Although most people underestimate their chances of disability, the risk is higher than you might think. Approximately one-third of the population will experience a disability before 65, as reported on Kiplinger. Underestimating the odds of needing disability insurance could be a big mistake. According to TMA Insurance Trust: Approximately one in...

8 Health Insurance Terms You Need to Know Before Choosing a Plan

When shopping for a health insurance plan, it is important to understand the language. Like any specialized subject, health insurance has its own terminology. Learning what the terms mean makes it possible to understand the costs and benefits of any given plan and how it compares to others. You need to know the following eight terms before choosing a health insurance plan. Deductible A deductible...

5 Life Insurance Myths Debunked

Buying life insurance may not be an easy decision to make. Planning in case of one’s own death is not a pleasant subject. However, it is a crucial step to protect your loved ones and plan for your financial future. The better you understand it, the more informed your decision will be when you purchase a policy. The following are five myths debunked about life...

How to Get Health Insurance After Adopting a Child

Welcoming a new member to your family is one of life’s most rewarding and fulfilling experiences. Whether you are adopting a new baby or an older child, adoption is treated as a “qualifying life event” that allows you to purchase health insurance. A qualifying life event triggers a special enrollment period that allows you to put health insurance in place for your new family member...