open enrollment

My Employer Once Again Hikes Health Insurance Premiums During Open Enrollment


It’s that time of the year again. Open enrollment. It’s also fall, but as this is a personal finance blog, weather is not the focus. My current employer, a Fortune 500 firm, recently released their 2013 contribution rates (i.e health insurance premium) for it’s employees and once again rates are rising. Their justification is that […]

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Best Open Enrollment Choices as Health Care Insurance Continues to Rise


According to preliminary results from their annual survey of 1,600 employers, Mercer expects employee health care benefit costs to increase by 5.4% next year. You will likely see these costs via higher monthly premiums during your organization’s open enrollment period. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to to mitigate the impact of rising […]

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Health Care Plans: 10 Tips on Choosing the Right Option


It’s that time of the year again when your choice of health care insurance plans comes to the fore – Open Enrollment (OE). During OE you can change your health care coverage and flexible spending allowances for the year ahead without penalty or a qualifying”life-event”. With health insurance premiums on the rise (8% this year), […]

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