Entries by Barbara Howington

Understanding the Different Types of Health Insurance in the U.S.

Health insurance in the U.S. can be confusing, especially during these days of ongoing changes in legislation. Choosing the coverage that’s right for you and your family is important, and the first thing to consider is the types of health insurance that are available in this country. Many people are covered through their employers, but […]

How to Ladder Your Life Insurance

When you buy life insurance, you want to get the best amount of coverage without breaking the bank, right? You might want to consider the laddering strategy. When you ladder life insurance, you can get the coverage you need and pay less for it. How Do You Make A Life Insurance Ladder? To ladder life […]

The Good and the Bad About Association Health Plans

In a recent ruling by Presidential Executive Order, association health plans (AHPs) will now allow groups to offer health insurance coverage. Whether or not AHPs will be a good alternative is up for debate, but the goal is to provide small companies another option for health coverage. Signed on June 19, 2018, the new rule […]

Do You Need Renters Insurance to Rent an Apartment?

If you are renting an apartment, you may be required to purchase a renters insurance policy. Many apartments require that you have a minimum of $100K in liability coverage. But, even if you don’t have to have it, you should still consider purchasing a renters insurance policy. Renters Insurance Types of Coverage A typical renters […]

Does Medicare Advantage Lower Costs for People with Chronic Illness?

When confronting the alphabet soup of Medicare options, many people wonder if they should elect to purchase Medicare Advantage (MA) plans. Research now shows that chronically ill Medicare Advantage beneficiaries experience better quality of care than with typical fee-for-service Medicare (FFS) plans. Medicare Advantage is a popular add-on for many recipients. According to a recent […]

The Top 8 USA Road Trips

Whether you’re planning for a fall vacation or summertime adventure, a road trip could be just what you’re looking for. Americans have a staggering number of sights to see all across the country. Here are some travelers’ favorite USA road trips to consider. Happy trails! 1. Pacific Coast Highway If you’re “California dreaming”, the Pacific […]

How to Choose A Hospital

So, how do you choose a hospital that’s right for you? Depending on where you live, you might have a few hospitals to choose from, have only one in town or, in some rural areas, you have to drive out of town to get to one. If you don’t have a hospital of preference and […]