Value-Based Health Plans: Healing Medicine?

Value-Based Health Plans: Healing Medicine?

Our medical costs are out of control. Some local companies are trying value-based health plans. Are they the answer?

Sabrina McKinney faced an important decision two years ago.  It was Boeing’s annual open enrollment period, when employees choose a health plan for the following year. McKinney, now in her 39th year with the company, chose something new: a “value-based” health plan. It meant a small monthly health insurance deduction from her paycheck and access…

Shopping Insurance

It’s getting close to open enrollment time for the Washington Health Benefit Exchange—beginning November 15 through February 15—so now is the time to research those health plans. This year, the Washington Health Benefit Exchange has expanded coverage options, with the Exchange board approving 10 new insurance plans, bringing the total number of individual and family…

Understanding the Affordable Care Act

Understanding the Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act likely affects you and just about everyone you know

Kathryn is in her early 50s and lives on the shore of Lake Washington with her husband, Bill, in an elegant contemporary home filled with sunlight and exquisite art. Bill, a successful entrepreneur, retired in his mid-50s. Bill and Kathryn* are too young for Medicare, but felt well protected since they had purchased one of…

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