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Bethany Ockerbloom

Bethany Ockerbloom

Bethany Ockerbloom specializes in health insurance policy, Affordable Care Act news and reform, employee benefits, and other healthcare-related topics such as lifestyle and wellness.

When Can You Change Health Insurance Plans Outside of Open Enrollment?

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Missed the deadline to enroll in health insurance? Don’t stress just yet. Changing health insurance plans outside of open enrollment is totally possible.

What Is a PPO?

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What is a PPO? It’s a good question — and just the one we’re here to answer.

What Is an HMO?

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It’s hard to navigate health insurance without a firm understanding of HMOs. Luckily, you don’t have to. What is an HMO, exactly? It’s time to find out.

Your 3-Step Guide to Changing Primary Care Providers

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If you’ve had the same doctor for ages, changing doctors might seem difficult — or, at the very least, awkward. Here’s how to make it a breeze.

What Is Short-Term Disability Insurance?

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Short-term disability insurance can supplement your income after an accident or illness — but what qualifies for short-term disability? Find out here.

How to Prepare for Your First Appointment With a New Doctor

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Your first appointment with a new doctor might feel daunting, but it’s easy to prepare for it. Here’s what to do before you hit the waiting room.

What Is Life Insurance?

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What is life insurance? Learn the basics of this important part of planning your future here.

4 Tips for a Better Night’s Sleep

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The importance of sleep goes beyond the satisfaction of starting the day well-rested. Here are 4 tips for getting a better night’s rest.

Health Insurance Lingo: Out-of-Pocket Maximum

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A deductible and an out-of-pocket maximum might be similar in theory, but knowing the difference between them can save you from unexpected bills.

Where Can I Go for Health Insurance Advice?

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You don’t have to go it alone when picking a health plan. Learn where you can get the best open enrollment tips and other valuable information.