Posts Tagged ‘Castell Insurance’

Affordable Care Act Exchange Website

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Affordable Care Act Exchange Website By Phil Castell Well, as anticipated by nearly everyone, the initial launch of the Exchange web-site was not an overwhelming success. For the first two days, the site seemed to be down more than it was up.  By Thursday and Friday things were more functional and stable but glitches were…Read More

Affordable Care Act Launch & Qualifying Income Support Levels

Monday, September 30th, 2013

Affordable Care Act Launch & Qualifying Income Support Levels   By Phil Castell Tomorrow is the start of the enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act (ACA)!   Hopefully the official exchange website will be able to handle (what is anticipated to be) a huge volume of internet traffic from folks shopping anonymously and those ready…Read More

ACA Update – Small Businesses & Pediatric Dental

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

By Phil Castell Attention Employers: The ACA has required a form letter be given to all employees by October 1st 2013.  They have postponed the penalty employers faced for non-compliance, but it’s still a good idea to find out what your obligations are under the ACA as an employer. If you send an email to, we will…Read More

Affordable Care Act Update and Regence Rate Changes

Monday, September 16th, 2013

Affordable Care Act Update and Regence Rate Changes By John Coulson What’s happening in Washington Health Care?  I’ll bet everyone would like to know.  The fact is that it’s changing on a daily basis.  Here is what we know NOW, TODAY, SETEMBER 16, 2013.  Regence Blueshield has notified their current clients which program they will…Read More

Phil’s Insurance Opinions

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

As you are probably aware I am from the UK and grew up under the National Health Service (NHS).  I left the UK at 18 years of age and had not had any real experience with the NHS prior to that time, other than terrible experiences with an NHS dentist before my parents decided to…Read More

A CLASS Act Dies

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

I know what a depressing title for my first column of a New Year, but more on that later. As I write this on January 1st, I have just finished reading all the comic’s in the Sunday paper and was amazed at how many of them made reference to the Mayan prediction of the end…Read More

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

Long Term Care

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

It is appropriate that as baby boomers start to turn age 65 this year, we discuss one of the most frequently overlooked aspects of health insurance. That is the need to have protection from the catastrophic costs associated with Long Term Care (LTC). Basically put, LTC can cover a whole myriad of settings and situations….Read More

Medicare Preventative Services

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

2011 is the official start of the 19 year period in which the generation of Americans known as the Baby Boomers start to turn age 65. An average of 10,000 people each and every day will turn age 65 over this time frame. How the country deals with the challenges in this huge shift of…Read More

22 Days Remain in the Annual Medicare Open Enrollment Season

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Take the time now to review your plan and make important changes before the enrollment period ends.  Castell Insurance always offers FREE reviews, with no appointment needed.  Stop by to see us today.  On average we’re saving our customers $347.oo a year on their plan fees.