Category Archives: Oregon Insurance

2011 Choosing a Medigap Policy

Here is the 2011 Choosing a Medigap Policy This is the publication that is required for all Medicare Supplement purchases (Medigap).

Brian Services many Medicare Supplement (Medigap) policies, some of which you can check out online, others aren’t available online, but give Brian a call 800-240-3390 and let him compare them for you, even if you currently have a Medicare Supplement (Medigap)

Premera Blue Cross of Alaska

Premera Blue Cross of Washington

Lifewise of Oregon

Lifewise of Oregon March 1st effective date

NOTICE TO APPLICANTS REQUESTING A MARCH 1, 2011 EFFECTIVE DATE

The online application tool is not available for applicants requesting a March 1, 2011 effective date. To apply for a March 1 effective date, please submit a paper application based on the timeframes described below. Please note that applicants under the age of 19 can only apply during the two Oregon state-defined open enrollment periods. The first open enrollment period is February 1-28, 2011.

Applicants age 19 and older who are not enrolling any dependents under age 19:

We must receive your paper application by February 21 for a March 1 effective date.
Applications received after February 21 will only be eligible for an effective date of March 15 or later.

Applicants age 19 and older who are enrolling dependents under age 19 OR applicants under age 19 that are enrolling as a policyholder:

We must receive your paper application by February 28 for a March 1 effective date. For February 2011 only, we will allow applicants age 19 and older to submit their applications up to February 28th for a March 1 effective date if applying on the same paper application as their under age 19 dependents.

Applicants under age 19 will not be accepted if we receive the application after February 28. However, applicants age 19 and older on the same application will still be eligible for an effective date of March 15 or later.

If you have further questions, please  call Brian at 800-240-3390.

Lifewise of Oregon

Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone!!!  2011

Lifewise of Oregon temporarily suspending individual sales

Lifewise of Oregon is temporarily suspending individual sales so that they can clarify some rules with the State of Oregon and the federal government.  I will update this post with any new info as it becomes available.

Edit-  LifeWise of Oregon is now accepting individual applications again, goto http://www.briangruss.com/links/lifewise-of-oregon

2011 HSA Limits

2011 HSA Limits

The IRS has stated that they are not changing the limits for HSA’s from 2010 for 2011.

Minimum
Deductible
Maximum
Out-of-Pocket
Contribution Limit
55+ Contribution
Single
$1,200
$5,950
$3,050
$1,000
Family
$2,400
$11,900
$6,150
$1,000

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2010 HSA Limits

2010 HSA Limits

The HSA limits for 2010 are as follows:

Minimum
Deductible
Maximum
Out-of-Pocket
Contribution Limit
55+ Contribution
Single
$1,200
$5,950
$3,050
$1,000
Family
$2,400
$11,900
$6,150
$1,000

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