Ways to Save Money on Dental Insurance

Taking good care of your teeth is important. We all want healthy teeth and gums, and a nice smile. The cost of the dental care involved isn’t always easy on your budget. Here are a few ways to save money on dental insurance and dental care, even if you don’t have dental insurance coverage. One of the easiest ways to save money on your dental care is if you have dental insurance. Some health insurance plans will cover dental care, so you should start by checking to see what your current plan offers. If your health insurance is a group … Continue reading

Insurance Blog Week in Review – Week of February 26 – March 3, 2012

This week, there were a couple of extra blogs that appeared on the Insurance Blog. Maybe you didn’t have the time to read over all of the blogs that caught your attention. The Insurance Blog Week in Review is a good way to “ketchup” on whatever you missed. Prime Healthcare Services Investigated for Controversial Billing The hospital chain is under investigation because they are accused of submitting false claims to Medicare and Medi-Cal, of “upbilling”, and of not releasing stabilized patients to hospitals that are within the patient’s health insurance network. The Insurance Podcast Roundup went up on February 27, … Continue reading

Taking Care of Baby Clothes 2

All of those little baby clothes can be a job in itself, and yet there isn’t a lot of advice out there about taking care of them. I had to learn on my own what worked best for doing laundry, organizing the clothes and keeping them nice enough to hand down or sell. By the time baby number three came along, I had everything down pat. I’d like to share all of the experience with you, so you can have an easier time of it. If you missed the first post in this series, just click here. Last time I … Continue reading

Cost Compare on Dental Care

Healthy teeth are important, and we often resign ourselves to having to pay whatever our dentist tells us to pay. But there are a few different ways to save on dental care without compromising the health of your teeth. Did you know, for example, that the cost of the same porcelain veneers can vary from dentist to dentist by thousands of dollars? Keep reading to find out how you can save money on dental care. Let’s start with the cost for dental procedures. All costs are not created equal. Just as when you buy a car or any major purchase, … Continue reading

Tips for Saving Money on Pet Care

A recent trip to Costco had me taking a good look at how much I spend on my pets compared to how much I spend on myself. I do tend to be more frugal for my own stuff, mostly because I can’t explain WHY to my pets. They don’t know high gas prices or cost of living — they just know it’s time for a treat. Owning pets doesn’t have to break the bank. Here are some tips to help you cut down on your pet spending (without denying your four-legged family members). Shop around for medical procedures. If your … Continue reading

Vermont has the Healthiest Kids

We all want our kids to be healthy! It appears that the state of Vermont is doing very well towards making that hope a reality. Data gathered by the Centers for Disease Control about the Green Mountain State shows that Vermont has the healthiest kids in America. How does what Vermont is doing compare to your state? The Centers for Disease Control’s Data Resource Center released a survey called The National Survey of Children’s Health. It took the results of the survey and presented them in a way that made it more accessible to parents (as well as other researchers … Continue reading

Who Pays the Most for Health Insurance Premiums?

How much money are you paying for your health insurance premiums? The answer is going to vary, depending on which state you happen to live in. Information from the Kaiser Family Foundation reveals what each state is charging for health insurance. Health insurance is expensive. This is true no matter where you happen to live in the United States. This is the reason why so many people are going without any form of health insurance right now. It is the reason why the Affordable Care Act came into existence, and why so many laws are being made that regulate health … Continue reading

Things to Consider Before Buying Health Insurance

Buying health insurance for the first time? You might be feeling overwhelmed by all the different choices, options, and insurance companies that are out there to choose from. If you are lucky, then you can get health insurance through your employer. That may, or may not, be the best health insurance for you, though. There are certain things to consider before you buy a health insurance policy. The first thing you should do is take a close look at your budget. How much can you reasonably afford to pay each month for health insurance coverage? This gives you a “ball … Continue reading

Abortion-Only Insurance?

Lawmakers in Kansas are debating a bill that, if passed, would require women to purchase separate, abortion-only, insurance policies at some point in time before they considered having that particular procedure done. One lawmaker’s comments are nearly as controversial as the topic of abortion itself. One could spend hours debating the moral or religious implications of abortion. I’m going to set aside all of those arguments, and just focus on the implications of abortion-only policies from an insurance perspective. If this bill is passed, it would involve the creation of a brand new type of insurance policy, that does not … Continue reading

Do You Worry About Insurance?

Every time I read a news article that talks about someone else’s misfortune, I worry about insurance. When I read about a person who has gone into bankruptcy due to bills that an insurance company refused to pay, I feel bad for that person, and I worry about what I would do in the same situation. Often, while surfing the internet, I find news articles that predict that the cost of insurance is going to rise in the next few years. This makes me worry about my own ability to afford insurance, of any kind. It turns out that I … Continue reading