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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.

Is A Gym Membership Worth It?

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Is a gym membership worth it? If your ridiculously early workout has you pondering the question, here’s what to consider.

What Is a Cost-Sharing Reduction?

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A cost-sharing reduction isn’t as well-known as the premium tax credit, but skip it and you risk missing out on some major savings.

What Is a Premium Tax Credit?

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Insurance hunting landed you with a nasty case of sticker shock? A premium tax credit may be able to help make those sky-high premiums actually affordable.

What Is an EPO Plan?

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An EPO plan, or exclusive provider organization, includes features from other plan types — but adds its own special rules to the mix. Here are the basics.

3 Tips for Staying Healthy as a Fitness Trainer

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Personal training, like all jobs, has risks. Here’s how to protect yourself on the job, from health insurance for personal trainers to mental wellness.

What Is a Health Care Proxy?

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Some medical situations leave you without a voice in conversations about your own health. Finding a health care proxy can make sure that doesn’t happen.

How Much Can You Save With an FSA?

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A flexible spending account can be a useful tool to save money on health care expenses. But how do you get the most out of your FSA savings?

3 Times You May Be Out of Network — and How to Avoid This Costly Mistake

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Have you ever gotten a medical bill that looked way different than what you expected? It’s usually because of care that was unexpectedly out of network.

What Is a Catastrophic Health Plan?

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A catastrophic health plan may sound scary, but the benefits are far from it. Here’s how to tell whether this plan is right for you.

3 Unexpected Ways to Start Saving for Long-Term Care in Retirement

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The majority of retirees need long-term care at some point, but affording it can be a challenge. Here are three tips for saving to prepare for the future.