Buying health insurance: A handbook

(Posted August 2019; updates planned) How do you buy health insurance? We are frequently asked to help people buy health insurance. Our specialty is the cost of health care, not buying insurance. We don’t do individual consultations on what insurance to buy. We’re not really qualified for that, and also people must be certified and […]

Buying health insurance: Our tools for open enrollment, Nov. 15-Feb. 15

Summary: We have a collection of tools and information about buying health insurance. While this is not our speciality — price transparency is what we do best! — we do present handy tools for this complicated task. Open enrollment for many employer-sponsored plans has been under way for a bit, and the federal and state insurance-shopping […]

Insurance shopping tools online: Open enrollment nears

Summary: As open enrollment nears, there’s an increase in the number of tools available to help you shop for insurance. I will be using the New York State of Health exchange, as I did last year, and may test-drive some of these tools. Some of them will be better than others; some may try to […]

Crowdsourcing our coverage: Tell us what we should be writing about

  Summary:   Crowdsourcing is engaging a lot of news organizations today. While some journalists are nervous about crowdsourcing — “Yikes, we’d rather talk than listen, and what if they tell us something we don’t want to hear? Or something that we know isn’t true?” — we here at clearhealthcosts.com love crowdsourcing. We find, as […]