Category Archives: Insurance

Signing up for Obamacare: My Experience

Signing up for Obamacare on 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

My experience getting signed up on healthcare.govI 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

Can You Name Your Most Important Asset? (It Might Not Be What You Think)

Why it mattersWhat 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

Stay At Home Parents Need Life Insurance Too

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

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