This Week in Consumer

Joseph Doratan, MBA, CFP®

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Series for Covered CA: Part 2

Different Health Plans PRESIDENT-elect Trump vowed to repeal at least parts of Affordable Care Act (ACA). Certain parts of that he will maintain, as he wants all Americans to have insurance and to maintain health coverage for those who have … Continue reading

December 03, 2016

Series for Covered CA: Part 1 – Introduction

OBAMACARE is normally used to mean Covered California (Covered CA) but they not the same thing. Obamacare is the law, the formal name of which is Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) signed into law to reform the health … Continue reading

November 05, 2016

Original Medicare and completing the Medicare puzzle

(Part 2 in series of seniors) THE Original Medicare has Part A and Part B. Part A covers inpatient services like hospitalization. Part B covers outpatient services. In 2006, prescription drug coverage (Part D) was added to the program. Not … Continue reading

October 08, 2016

Series for seniors: Part 15 ways to get health insurance

SENIORS who are 65 and older have 5 ways of getting health insurance. What are they? Employerbased insurance, Covered CA, outside of Covered CA (also known as Off Exchange), MediCal and Medicare solutions. Employer-based insurance is an employer offered health … Continue reading

September 24, 2016

Types of home policies and what do they cover

ASIDE from your cars, you also want your other properties to be protected. Properties can be personal properties or real properties. Personal properties are movable while real properties are fixed. Examples of personal properties in a house include furniture, clothing, … Continue reading

September 17, 2016

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