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Avoid costly mistakes in choosing an insurance plan, getting it approved, and getting claims paid. Let us be your agent to assist you. We don't charge a fee and the premiums are exactly the same as if you went directly to the insurance carrier or the government's unlicensed navigators. Email us or call us at 864-987-9996 or 864-585-2632 TODAY!

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New 2014 Health Plan Reminders

Open Enrollment:  November 15, 2014 - February 15, 2015

Special Enrollment Period:  Anytime during the year when there is a qualifying event such as relocation, marriage, divorce, losing other coverage.  60 day period from date of event to enroll

How to Get the Lowest Premium:  If household size and total household Modified Adjusted Gross Income is between 100% and 400% of the 2013 Federal Poverty Level then you can get a tax credit.  This subsidy pays directly to the chosen insurance company.  We can work with you on the subsidy application and can actually do the whole application on your behalf.  We don't charge you for this service.  

How to Enroll:  Call OneSource Services, LLC at 987-9996.  We strongly discourage you from calling the federal government 800 which is advertised as the "Marketplace".  We also discourage you from doing it yourself at  There are two many assumptions to make and the 800 government people are not familiar with SC plans nor are they allowed to offer advice.  

How to Update or Make Changes:  Unfortunately, most changes cannot easily be done in our office as in the past.  If you got a subsidy then the change has to go through the federal government marketplace people.  There have been very long hold times to get very simple things done.  Because of these inefficiencies we ask that you call 1-800-318-2596 when making a change to expected income, address, etc...Allow anywhere from 15 minutes to 90 minutes to get this accomplished.  

Payment/Billing:  Call the carriers directly on the payments to change or start up a bank draft.
Coventry: 877-477-4103, Consumers Choice - 527-5904, BlueChoice - 866-569-5933, BlueCross: 855-404-6752

Benefits:  Call Ben to review your coverage, discuss networks, and in the case of Coventry, understand how the Tier1/Tier 2 works and getting referrals.  

2014 Tax Return:  Remember that the IRS will compare your actual MAGI with your estimated and will make adjustments to your subsidy, benefits etc...  

Other Plan Information regarding network providers, formulary for Rx, and other resources can be found at:

About the New Health Care Reform Law

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Part of having insurance is peace of mind, so I would like to assure you of a few things about your current and future health insurance:

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is it private health insurance? Yes
  • Is it Obamacare? The ACA (Affordable Care Act) affects the entire healthcare system including group and individual policies.
  • Will I lose my doctor(s)? Most likely not. The new plans have contracted with most of the local hospitals and doctors. However, out of the network area coverage will be different.
  • Will my premium go up? If you make over 400% of the federal poverty level (FPL-see below) then your premium will go up by at least the end of next year. Over 60% of those in SC will have lower premiums.
  • What is coverage like on the new plans? Similar to what you have now. Comprehensive major medical, pharmacy, physicians, inpatient and outpatient, ER, rehab, preventative care, x-ray, lab, diagnostic testing, etc. Included will also be maternity, pediatric and dental/vision.
  • How soon can I enroll? If you don't qualify for subsidy you can enroll now by calling me or meeting with me. If you qualify for subsidy then you can enroll once your subsidy application is approved. Call Libby at 987-9996 to complete your subsidy application. When the government site and promos say you can "apply now" this subsidy application is what they are speaking of. If you apply directly through the government 800 number then you may not be able to have an agent when you go to actually enroll in a plan.

Terms to Know

Navigators: These are unlicensed people who have not had background checks that the government is advising people to use for enrolling into a new health insurance plan.

Agent/Broker: These are people that are licensed, experienced and have had background checks who can actually assist with a review of different plans, apply for subsidy and service your policy at no additional cost to you.

Marketplace Toll Free Number: Government employees who can take a subsidy application but cannot enroll you into a plan nor offer advice on the different plans

Marketplace Website ( Only necessary to use if household size and income qualify you for a subsidy. Where it asks "Are you receiving help?" please include Broker name of Ben Howell and FFM user ID of Howell2 and NPN of 133476.

Choosing a plan: There are 4 private insurance companies and each has a unique make up of plans that fall under names of Gold, Silver and Bronze. The makeup of these plans vary from one carrier to the next. Deductibles, coinsurance, networks and premiums vary. If household income is below 250% of the FPL then your out of pocket cost is less. If FPL is between 100% - 400% of the FPL then your premium may be less.

Federal Poverty Guidelines
Household Size 100% 400%
1 $11,490 $45,960
2 $15,510 $62,040
3 $19,530 $78,120
4 $23,550 $94,200
5 $27,570 $110,280
6 $31,590 $126,360
7 $35,610 $142,440
8 $39,630 $158,520

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US Preventative Services Task Force Recommendations
health insurance If your policy was purchased after March 2010, you should refer to the USPSTF recommendations for covered preventative care services. Some changes made to policies effective prior to that date also now use the USPSTF guidelines. Older policies that previously had preventative care included would still include lab work as a preventative service up to the $300 limit. The newer guidelines don't cover much lab work as part of a routine check up.

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