Signing up for Obamacare on HealthCare.gov during their Special Enrollment Period was a big part of what made quitting my job possible. (Open enrollment for 2015 starts November 15, but I didn’t need to wait for that because I met the qualifying event rules.)
Applying for coverage
I was a little nervous about applying for coverage after all the crap I’d heard on the news last year, but seriously? It was the easiest insurance enrollment I’ve ever done.
I just had to create an account, answer a few questions that showed I qualified for the special enrollment period, and pick a plan. That was it.
The plan I picked has better coverage and costs less overall than what I’d had through my job. All I had to do next was call up the insurance company and pay my premium. » Read more
What is your most important asset? Is it your house, your investments, your education, or something else? That’s a trick question of course, because your most important asset isn’t something you can buy or sell.
It’s your health.
Yet our health is often one of the most-neglected things. Even those who do take excellent care of their health can still be afflicted with diseases or hurt in an accident. It pays to keep that in mind. » Read more
Life insurance can be a good estate planning tool. And while I’m not an estate planner — nor do I sell life insurance — I also know that it can be something that’s not always necessary. So how do you tell who needs it? Let’s start with a few basics, beginning with what it’s not for. » Read more
With the arrival of our third son, my wife has made the decision to leave the workforce. I give her props because I know, as every other parent knows, it’s much harder raising three young kids that working.
Don’t believe me? I invite you over to our house for a weekend.
When she leaves her job, we’ll be missing out on some of the wonderful benefits that come with a corporate job including her life insurance policy. » Read more