Health insurance Open Enrollment ends Jan. 15th. The word ‘insurance’ can be defined as an arrangement by which one party agrees to pay another in case of some uncertain event. This is a type of insurance that is used to protect the insured against any health problems.
Health insurance in Lubbock, Texas, is basically designed to cover the expenses of medical treatment of the individual or family. It can be used to pay for the treatment of chronic diseases like diabetes, cancer, hypertension. The premiums of these plans are usually based on the age and gender of the individual. Some companies even offer free health checkups to their employees.
Do you want to save money? It’s possible to save $500 or more per month.
But, how do you make it work?
For several years, health care expenses have been on the rise. For nearly every household, healthcare costs continue to be a major expense. The expense for the care itself continues to increase, and, naturally, insurance costs tend to rise also. Discovering ways to lower these costs can be well worth your time.
Here are several tips and tactics that could reduce your health care costs:
Who needs health insurance? The fact is: health insurance makes healthcare more accessible and affordable. Yes, this includes preventive services like regular check-ups with your doctor and health screenings. (By the way, Open Enrollment for health insurance is Nov. 1st – Dec. 15th)
For example, in 2019, only one-third of the U.S population’s uninsured citizens set up a preventive service visit with a doctor. In contrast, during that same year, 74% of adults with health insurance got in to see their doctor for a preventive visit.
On a chilly Washington D.C. evening in December 2017, legislators met to decide the fate of millions of Americans. The mantra “repeal and replace” reverberated across the country since the earliest days of the Trump presidency. And now, folks from both sides of the aisle still had no idea what was about to happen…
Fast forward to present day and the outcome of the lawmaker’s decision that day in December didn’t actually “repeal” or “replace” much of anything. And while the total number of insurers in Texas fell from 10 to 8, not much has drastically changed for Lubbock and neighboring counties versus last year.
Here’s what you need to know for 2019 open enrollment:
No one, not Congress, the president or even your insurance agent knows definitively what will happen to health insurance. However, this much we know, the Affordable Care Act was not repealed for 2018. After several attempts, it is still the law, although it has changed significantly.
What happens next? How will open enrollment affect Texans and Lubbock residents? What does a death spiral of the health insurance marketplace look like? These are all questions we hope to answer in a moment of severe uncertainty in America.
The following is an outline for free market insurance reform, written by Ron Hettler, an insurance broker that understands the health insurance marketplace, problems with the Affordable Care Act and possible solutions.
Areas for Free Market Insurance Reform include Insurance, Medical Providers, Share Responsibility Penalty, Tax Credit Transition and Networks.
Halloween is known for bats, vampires, ghosts, witches, candy, and… insurance claims? These can be the spookiest of all. And Halloween is one of the biggest days for the kind of trickery that leads to insurance claims.
Has there been a more politically divisive time in American history? Well, there was the Civil War. But otherwise, things are pretty grim in the world of Democrats vs. Republicans. So when we speculate about whether the insurance situation can improve under a Hillary Clinton presidency, we have to consider her friction with a Republican Congress.
If Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders wins the presidency, the U.S. will have Obamacare and then some. Especially if Sanders is elected. Both candidates have been very vocal – and quite detailed – about their plans for healthcare.
This was my first time going through an insurance agency, Ron was absolutely amazing!!! I got exactly what I was... looking for with Ron's help!! He was very nice and helpful and wanted to help me!! Thank you Ron for this experience and for helping me get health insurance for my children!! I highly recommend this place for anyone!!!read more
If you are looking for an insurance agency you can trust, look no further than Hettler Insurance. Meghan and the team... are refreshingly professional and easy to work with. I was with my previous insurance agency for two years, but they were no match for Meghan at Hettler. She was able to find the same policy/coverage with a significantly lower premium (with the potential for even more savings after 90 days). Every one of the staff is courteous, attentive, and helpful. Thanks Meghan and everyone at Hettler!read more
Called Hetler twice to get quote for quote on price for 2 auto's and home insurance. Said they would call back to give... quote. If too busy for customer then I sure don't want them to handle my insurance needs.Reply: Been calling 2 Days ago. Placed call each day and never received status of why taking so long to receive call back. POOR BUSINESS STANDARDS.read more
I called another agency first, and wish I hadn't. Ron was very knowledgeable and helpful in providing me with the... information I was looking for. I highly recommend Hettler Agency for your insurance needs!read more
A friend recommended Hettler Insurance Agency for my family’s health insurance last year. As new immigrants, we got... totally lost with what we can choose and how. Mr. Hettler has been so patient to us with full explanation of the policies and all the guidance we need. We are very thankful to him with the insurance package we get. This is the company where the staff are very friendly and they always know what the customers need.read more
Ron Hettler and his staff are the best. I have used Ron for personal and business insurance for 20+ years, with no... regrets. Recently he helped me sign up for Medicare supplemental insurance. We spent a good hour going over the endless inane paperwork, even though I know his compensation for this is next to nothing. Good people, good insurance.read more
What a waste of time trying to get a quote for my business. spent two days filling out their applications, then they... just stop communicating. No word, NOTHING. and no I am not a competitor, like you accused the other negative reviewer of being. You can save yourself a lot of time by calling any other place.read more
I use Hettler Insurance Agency for my car insurance. When I first started with them, they found an insurance company... that saved my like, $80 from what I had found on my own, so I ended up paying $165/month for full coverage. A few months ago, that policy went up to $187/month and I just kinda rolled with it. But yesterday, I decided to give Hettler a call and just ask if there was anything they could do. The fella I spoke with said “sure, we’ll shop around for you and give you a call by the end of the day.”Within the day, I got called back and they had found a plan with the same coverage for $116/month. All that cost me was 2 minutes on the phone.My point is, if you ask your friends on social media who has the best insurance, you’re going about it all wrong. Go to Hettler and they’ll do all the shopping and looking around for you.read more