IL Health Insurance Articles & Info

The Premier Health Insurance blog is constantly being updated with current and pressing topics, including Affordable Care Act changes, group health plan updates, as well as articles to help individuals and families get the best value for their hard-earned healthcare dollar.

Using Combination Plans to Lower Group Health Premiums

Published: October 2, 2014 11:59am 1339 Views

Using Combination Plans to Lower Group Health Premiums

Lowering group health premiums requires strategic planning and expert knowledge of the healthcare reform laws. Learn how combining plans offers superior health benefits.

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How Healthcare Reform Affects Different Business Sizes

Published: September 25, 2014 10:52am 989 Views

The Affordable Care Act affects each business and industry differently. Learn more about how companies over and under 50 employees are influenced by healthcare reform.

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Health Insurance Agents Can Make Healthcare Reform Easier

Published: September 19, 2014 2:47pm 1116 Views

Confused about changes for the 2015 Open Enrollment? Learn how health insurance brokers offer free help with renewals, new plans & healthcare marketplace registration.

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What if You Can't Afford Health Insurance?

Published: September 17, 2014 12:22pm 1241 Views

What if You Can't Afford Health Insurance?

Options are available for those who can't afford mandatory health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Read about healthcare subsidies, Medicaid and cost sharing.

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How to Apply for Health Insurance in 2015

Published: September 10, 2014 2:52pm 1086 Views

Wondering if you will need to renew your health insurance plan? Has your address, job or marital status changed? Get answers on applying for IL health insurance in 2015.

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6 Reasons to Consider an HSA for Group Medical Benefits

Published: September 4, 2014 5:09pm 965 Views

6 Reasons to Consider an HSA for Group Medical Benefits

With group health insurance renewals on the increase and premiums expected to rise, many businesses are switching to HSA plans for employee health insurance benefits.

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Is Your Group Health Renewal More Expensive than Expected?

Published: August 26, 2014 10:45am 1220 Views

If your group health insurance renewal is significantly more expensive than you'd anticipated, this article can help you understand how to keep premiums affordable.

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Managing HR Documents Under the Affordable Care Act

Published: August 22, 2014 12:45pm 940 Views

Wondering which new HR forms and documents your company will be required to submit under the Affordable Care Act? Learn more about SPD wraps, Pay-or-Play and others.

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Benefits of Self-Insured Level-Funded Group Health Insurance

Published: August 13, 2014 12:02pm 1978 Views

Benefits of Self-Insured Level-Funded Group Health Insurance

Learn why more businesses are switching to level-funded self-insured plans, as an affordable alternative to employee group health plans under the Affordable Care Act.

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Options for Group Health Insurance Plan Renewal

Published: August 6, 2014 10:39am 1093 Views

Looking to save money while offering your employees health benefits they can have confidence in? This article explains alternatives to traditional group health plans.

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Buying Short-Term Health Insurance Prior to Open Enrollment

Published: July 29, 2014 2:54pm 1126 Views

Questions on buying temporary health insurance in Illinois? Get the facts about short-term medical insurance, and how it can protect you in the event of an emergency.

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Working with Health Insurance Agents Who Offer HR Services

Published: June 17, 2014 11:06am 1163 Views

Learn the advantages of working with a group health insurance agency that specializes in Human Resource health plan services, wellness plans, payroll admin, documents.

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Reviewing Your Group Plan Before Open Enrollment

Published: May 20, 2014 11:30am 1243 Views

Before you automatically renew your group health insurance plan, it's important to find out if you may be overpaying. Schedule a free IL employee healthcare review.

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Making Changes to Your Health Insurance Plan

Published: May 6, 2014 10:44am 1072 Views

Making changes to your health insurance is vital for anyone getting married, having a baby, moving, retiring or changing jobs. Learn more about updating your coverage.

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Health Insurance Options During Closed Enrollment

Published: April 23, 2014 12:57pm 1292 Views

If you missed the Health Insurance deadline, and don't qualify for special enrollment but still need healthcare coverage, there may still be options available to you.

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What If You Missed the Health Insurance Deadline?

Published: April 2, 2014 1:07pm 1443 Views

What If You Missed the Health Insurance Deadline?

If you were unable to purchase Illinois health insurance by the March 31st deadline, there are options available under the IL Special Enrollment Period.

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Two Very Important Health Insurance Deadlines Approaching

Published: March 13, 2014 11:03am 1457 Views

Two Very Important Health Insurance Deadlines Approaching

There are two extremely important deadlines everyone needs to know about, especially if you want to avoid healthcare tax penalties and being uninsured until December.

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An Easy Way to Lower Your Health Insurance Premiums

Published: February 28, 2014 11:42am 1414 Views

Looking for an easy and effective way to lower your monthly health insurance bills? This article explains how many are reducing premiums while improving their coverage.

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Obamacare Qualifications: Medicaid or Healthcare Subsidy?

Published: February 19, 2014 1:00pm 4639 Views

Obamacare Qualifications: Medicaid or Healthcare Subsidy?

Find out whether you qualify for IL Medicaid or a Health Insurance subsidy under the Affordable Care Act. Premier agents are experts on Obamacare for Illinois.

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2014 IL Health Insurance Open Enrollment

Published: February 11, 2014 12:31pm 1687 Views

2014 IL Health Insurance Open Enrollment

The Affordable Care Act has resulted in changes to Open Enrollment dates. Be sure your healthcare coverage is active when you need it, by learning about 2014 deadlines.

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The Facts on Fines for not Having Health Insurance

Published: January 28, 2014 1:25pm 1607 Views

Under the Affordable Care Act, those who do not purchase health insurance are subject to fines based on their income. Learn the real facts about Obamacare fines.

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Making Changes to 2014 Health Insurance Plans

Published: January 24, 2014 1:06pm 2367 Views

Making changes to your health insurance plan will be limited under the Affordable Care Act. Find out how to make sure you've selected the right healthcare plan.

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How to Ensure the Best Health Insurance Tax Subsidy

Published: January 20, 2014 1:29pm 1293 Views

How to Ensure the Best Health Insurance Tax Subsidy

Wondering if you can get discounted or free health insurance in IL? Need to apply for a government healthcare subsidy? Get free advice on your 2014 medical coverage.

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A Simple Way to for Business Owners to Lower their Group Health Insurance Premiums

Published: January 15, 2014 2:57pm 1248 Views

Looking for an easy and effective way to reduce your company's health insurance expenses? Converting your group health plan to individual polices is a smart way to save.

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Blue Cross Blue Shield to Allow Renewal of Existing Health Insurance Plans

Published: December 4, 2013 2:53pm 2918 Views

Illinois residents may keep their existing health insurance plan for one year. For information on signing up for healthcare coverage or healthcare reform, call Premier.

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What People are Saying About Obamacare

Published: October 28, 2013 3:23pm 1743 Views

Worried about health insurance rates increase? You are not alone, here is what so many other Americans are saying about Obamacare and free health insurance.

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Avoiding Healthcare Marketplace Problems & Glitches

Published: October 16, 2013 4:03pm 1452 Views

Many have experienced problems on the government Health Insurance marketplace website, when registering for Obamacare. Learn how to save time by working with a broker.

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Will You Qualify for Affordable Care Health Benefits in IL?

Published: September 19, 2013 12:30pm 2223 Views

Will You Qualify for Affordable Care Health Benefits in IL?

Many in Chicago IL are wondering if they will qualify for discount or free health insurance plans under Obamacare. Learn if you are eligible for free medical insurance.

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Understanding the IL Health Insurance Exchange

Published: September 11, 2013 10:48am 1964 Views

Understanding the IL Health Insurance Exchange

Looking for honest unbiased answers to your questions on Obamacare in IL? Call Premier today for a free explanation of health insurance assistance and subsidies.

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Obamacare Delays Out-of-Pocket Maximums on Consumers

Published: August 15, 2013 4:51pm 1480 Views

Obamacare Delays Out-of-Pocket Maximums on Consumers

Consumer out of pocket maximum limited will now be delayed for one full year. Get information on max out of pocket under Obamacare and 2014 healthcare reform changes.

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