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Affordable Care Act Training Updates

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

-By Phil Castell Tuesday was an exciting day for everyone at Castell Insurance as the Washington Health Benefit Exchange held the first in in a series of meetings for insurance agents. We arrived in Tacoma bright and early and full of anticipation of all the holes in our knowledge base that we hoped would be…Read More

Phew, is it over yet? (Obama’s Affordable Care Act)

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

The long-awaited decision by the Supreme Court on the constitutionality of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act was announced this past Thursday. As anticipated, it was a very close decision and could have been decided in either direction. In the end the vast majority of the provisions were upheld by the highest court in the land….Read More

Operation Give Thanks

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Click here for more information.  Drop boxes located inside the Castell Insurance offices located at 426 E. Washington Street, Sequim, WA  98382.  Call at 360-683-9284 for more information and to find out how YOU can help us make a difference.

More Medicare Updates

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Let me start with an apology — in the past I have apologized for the use of acronyms in my columns — today will be a little different. Today I will apologize for the use of numbers and figures. At heart I am a bookkeeper and nothing gives me more pleasure than trying to make…Read More

Open Season, Times Two.

Monday, October 10th, 2011

In past years, my October article has always been about the Medicare open season or more correctly titled, “Annual Election Period.”   This year’s October article will also follow that same path, and years 2011, 2012 and probably 2013, will also partially coincide with another open season. I can hear you wondering, “How can you have…Read More

Free Financial Safety Seminar

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Financial  Safety  Seminar Castell Insurance is pleased to invite you to a free and informative seminar about financial safety. Financial safety includes protection of your finances from others, as well as protection in turbulent times in the economy.  We will offer great tips and protection advice regarding identity theft and the fraudulent use of your…Read More

Off Patent Drugs

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

When a new drug is developed it is usually given a patent by the US Patent Trademark Office. This patent is generally for a 20 year period, during which time the patent holder is in control of who may manufacture, market and distribute the drug as well as the pricing of the drug. The patent…Read More

You Can Live Independently, By Design

Monday, August 8th, 2011

The Castell Insurance monthly newsletter introduced a new segment call “Spotlight on Business”.  This month we are featuring a local company called “By Design Group“, located in Carlsborg.  They are a full service General Contractor specializing in home improvement and remodeling with an emphasis on helping folk remain in their home as long as possible….Read More

A Study in Supplemental Savings

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

This is a copy of my latest column, written for the Sequim Gazette. As I have mentioned in previous articles, we are lucky to have such a consumer-oriented insurance commissioner in Washington. This fact has been reinforced to me over the past 60 days. In Washington, a person who is age 65 or older and…Read More

Create Your Own Pension

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Read my recent article in the Sequim Gazette about how you can create your own pension using a new type of Fixed Annuity!  You can allocate a portion of your assets into a pension annuity fund which gives you a secure source of guaranteed income!  A pension for yourself that you can not outlive, regardless…Read More