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June 2014

UnitedHealthcare squeezes its network. Was your doctor terminated?

By | Making the Most of your Medicare | No Comments

  Are you a member of UnitedHealthcare’s Medicare Advantage plan in Missouri? Did you recently receive notice that your physician would be terminated from your coverage?  You currently have a few options: Patients can immediately switch to an alternative health insurance plan or to regular Medicare through a Special Enrollment Period; Make a switch to an alternative health insurance plan during Open Enrollment, October 15-December 7, 2014; Patients can opt to do nothing and experience headaches with out-of-network costs; or Patients can swap to an in-network provider. Our goal at Steinlage Insurance is to help prevent stress and headache. By proactively moving to an alternative insurance plan  you will avoid high out-of-network costs and keep your doctor. Give us a call today at (636) 561-5060 and we will give you a FREE consultation.

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JUNE IS MEN’S HEALTH MONTH

By | Making the Most of your Medicare, Wellness Wednesday | No Comments

Studies have shown that the average life span for men is about seven years less than that of women. Men are also more likely to die of chronic disease. Yet, when it comes to prevention and early detection, men are 24 percent less likely than women to see a health professional for a medical appointment. Men are also 22 percent more likely than women to have neglected routine health screenings such as cholesterol checks. This is likely a major cause for the disparity between men’s and women’s average life spans. Celebrated every June, Men’s Health Month is a great opportunity to raise men’s awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease. This month gives health care providers, public policy makers, the media and individuals an opportunity to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury. Steinlage Insurance…

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Ready for Open Enrollment? Get your ducks in a row!

By | Making the Most of your Medicare | No Comments

This year’s Open Enrollment is fast approaching and Steinlage Insurance Agency wants to make sure that you are making the necessary steps to gain qualified health coverage for this upcoming year or *gulp* you will face a monetary penalty. Gaining qualified coverage is easy and headache free if you know where to start. Since we want this process to go smoothly, we  offer a Free plan assessment that will hopefully end Step 1:  Determine whether you qualify for ACA/Obamacare coverage or Medicare?  If you are under the age of 65 and not receiving Medicare due to a disability or End Stage Renal Disease then you will enroll into a health insurance plan through the ACA/Obamacare. If you are turning 65 or older and aging into Medicare, or receiving Medicare due to disability or End Stage Renal Disease then you will enroll into a health insurance plan through Original Medicare, or through a Medicare…

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Graduating from college? Here are 4 ways to get health coverage

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College students and recent graduates have several options for finding coverage in the Health Insurance Marketplace. 1. Special Enrollment Periods for College Grads If your student health plan is ending, you may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period to sign up for private health insurance in the Marketplace. See if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period-check out our previous blog post: https://steinlageagency.com/?p=1242  You may also be eligible for a Special Enrollment Period if you get married or divorced, have a baby or adopt a child, move to a new area, age off of a parent’s plan, or experience another qualifying life event. 2. Medicaid and CHIP coverage You can enroll in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) any time of year. If you qualify you can enroll immediately. Learn how to apply for Medicaid and CHIP by contacting Steinlage Insurance at (636) 561-5060. Medicaid and CHIP provide…

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