How to get the best deal on Health Insurance.

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Question: How to get the best deal on health insurance?

Answer: Call Comrade Financial Group

In Maryland, District of Columbia and Virginia you and your business have a wealth of options when it comes to on and off exchange plans. When you think about over 2000 options for Small Group Health Insurance and close 100 options for Individual and Family Health Insurance it is sometimes mind boggling to all of the options and choices.

We would like to break things down and make it a little simple. As most consumers only shop based on monthly premium and that is the biggest mistake you can make for you or your business. You do get what you pay for and if you take a little time to go over each plan option and benefit description, it does make sense about what your best choice should be.

The main thing you should think about is benefit level. Do not let the Metal levels fool you when it comes to benefit level. All plans are not created equal as you will find in the differences between HMO, PPO and POS plans. The benefit level describes all of the free benefits that come with a monthly premium and also what percentage of risk you assume as a client of that particular insurance company. Many of our new clients are still stuck on having a Co Insurance and do not fully understand their true liability. Once you have chosen your benefit level, then it is time to take a look very carefully at your liability level.

The liability level is pretty self explanatory when it comes to a deductible, but it is still tricky. Some plans only require a deductible to be met if you are hospitalized while others want the deductible to be applied to all services up to and including prescriptions. When you take time to understand these plans and options that most brokers should point out and often we find others do not, then you are taking unnecessary risk.

When shopping for a plan, do not rely on an insurance professional that does not have all of the answers. It is really not that hard to become fully fluent in all of the insurance jargon and the plans and how they can help each individual client. Quotes are free and our time spent with you is time well spent.

In conclusion, choosing a health insurance policy either on exchange or off exchange we urge you to fully understand all of your options and not just the lowest premium.

2013 Health Insurance Subsidy Income Guidelines

Health Insurance Subsidy Income Guidelines

Comrade Financial Group has helped many individuals and families in the Maryland, Washington D.C. and Virginia are obtain Health Insurance with and without subsidies. It is important to remember that this subsidy is an advanced tax credit to help with the monthly premium and not a gift. The amount of help depends on your tax filing status and MAGI which is Modified Gross Adjusted Income. See the chart below for income guidelines to see if you fall into the Federal FPL guidelines.

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Each year when you complete your tax return, your income is calculated and if you have had insurance for more than 9 months you will not have to pay the ACA penalty. If you have not, there are penalties that increase for the next 3 years, unless the ACA gets repealed. Based on that income your subsidy could increase or decrease. For more information please call us.

FPL Guidelines

Thank you

Jack Fleming – Insurance Broker

 

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About our Insurance Agency

We put together a quick video telling the world a little bit about why we started, what we do and why we do it. Enjoy and share with your friends. Thanks

All about Life Insurance

All about Life Insurance

Comrade Financial Group can offer you quotes in all 50 States for Term Life Insurance. All you have to do is go to the Term Life Quote section and fill in your information and it is that simple. You can obtain the quote for 10,15,20,30 or even longer. Term Insurance is the purest form of Insurance. You, the insured will pay a premium and the Insurance company will provide a death benefit. The older you get, the more expensive it is. So if you are in your 20’s or 30’s, that is the best time to get a 20 or 30 yr term policy. If you are single, then list your parents as beneficiaries. When you get married and have children, then you can change it with a simple form. There are many types of Life Insurance but Term is the cheapest and purest form of Insurance. Many will tell you that it meant a world of difference because a deceased person took the time and effort to get adequate Term coverage. Think about the people that will miss you when you are gone and those are the ones that will share the burden and cost that Life Insurance is there to absorb. Take the time and get a free quote. Thank You

 

Jack Fleming Insurance Broker

All About Annuities

All About Annuities!

I really wanted to do a blog post about Annuities! In this Economic environment, you really can’t earn a decent return using CD’s. Okay, if you want 1%, that is fine, but with the inflation rate around 3%, you are going backwards. Annuities right now are giving 2 to 3 times that with simple Fixed Annuities. There are many carriers out there offering a variety of products like Fixed Annuities, but their rates are not that much above what you can get for a long term CD. The key is looking for the right Carrier.  The best thing or concept I love about Annuities is that you will and can earn Interest on the Interest you already earned. So that is compounding in its most simple form. If you have some savings, a underperforming 401K, or you are just looking to start a rock solid Retirement Plan. I strongly suggest looking into Fixed Annuities as part of your Retirement portfolio.   Remember that some Annuities will offer Withdrawal options, some at 5% and some at 10%, these are penalty free. Heck some carriers are offering Premium bonuses just to get one started. Also another important thing to remember that just like any other Insurance product, read everything and make sure you understand it. That is where Comrade Financial Group can help. No Pressure, just information.

Jack Fleming – Insurance Broker

 

Individual vs. Group Health Plans

                  Individual vs. Group Health Plans

There are first some basic fundamentals about insurance.
The first one is that Insurance is by definition the method
of reduction of risk by spreading the risk to many people.
There is a law of large numbers that is applicable for any
Insurance to work. The Insurance companies use mortality
tables and actuaries keep detailed data on Health trends as
well as Life expectancy. So therefore If you are one person
looking for specific type of Insurance, then you might have
a very high premium. However if you are just like or very
similar to a large group of people seeking Insurance for
a common thing like Life Insurance, then your premiums
will be lower. Health Insurance is based mostly on Family
history and risks that are known, either by you answering
a question on the application, or from past Dr. visits and
past medical history. So if 7 people from your family have
all passed away from Heart Disease, then expect your
premiums to be higher. The most important thing with
any Insurance policy is to have a great agent. You can find
one at Comrade Financial Group. Then once you get a
policy, read, read, read and then ask plenty of questions.
Just remember that no question is a stupid questions. It’s
your Life, It’s your Health so step up and educate yourself.
Thanks again for supporting my agency and my blog and I
will be happy to answer any questions that come my way.
Jack Fleming Ins. Broker

Maryland Health Insurance

Maryland Health Insurance 

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Comrade Financial Group is the best and only place
you need to go for a free instant online quote for Health
Insurance. The advent of new quoting technology to
allow the customer instant access to multiple Insurance
carriers are now available for easy access. If you are
self-employed, leaving a job, transferring to a new
job and there will be a gap in coverage, there is no
need to worry. The professionals over at Comrade
Financial Group can help. A Veteran owned and operated
Insurance agency is there for you when you need us
and won’t bother you when you don’t. Heath Insurance
is just what it is. When we are young, you never really
worry about your health until you start to feel a little
different. That small change in energy level, or sleep
schedule are warning signs to get a check up. Health
Insurance in Maryland is pretty similar to other states
but we have 270 North and the Beltway, both which
are dangerous. On top of that, all of that stress from the
commute each day, so take care of yourself, eat right
get affordable Health Insurance in Maryland and
call Comrade Financial Group for a free no hassle
quote.

take care
Jack Fleming Ins. Broker