healthcare

How to Take Advantage of Obamacare for Less Financial Risk and More Freedom

The Obamacare exchanges will go live in a few days. Find out how to use the new insurance market to reduce your risk and consider more career choices.

9 Frugal Ways to Treat the Common Cold

Don't spend a bundle on medicines to fight the common cold — you can alleviate most symptoms just as well with these inexpensive home remedies.

How to Choose a Health Insurance Plan

Your health insurance plan can impact your health...and your finances. But how do you choose? Use this guide to make a smart decision.

How to Find Free (or Cheap) Health Resources

Free (or cheap) health resources are available if you know where to look. So don't ignore a nagging problem or skip a screening just because you think it's unaffordable. [more]

10 Ideas for Using Your FSA Before Year End

I hate leaving money on the table — the operating table, ha! — by failing to spend my whole medical flexible spending account. [more]

5 Ways to Contain Rising Healthcare Costs

Time will tell if Obamacare will boost or trim your health benefit costs. In the meanwhile, try these strategies to keep those costs in line.

11 Things That Are Worth the Money

Even when you're cutting back, making room in your budget for these 11 things will help ensure a happy, healthy life.

What Small Business Healthcare Tax Credits Do You Qualify For?

The Health Care Reform Bill includes a tax break for eligible small businesses who offer healthcare benefits to their employees. You may be able to get back 35¢ for every $1 you spent if you meet ALL of the following requirements: you have less [more]

Buying Individual Dental Insurance Online: My Experience

My spouse changed jobs earlier this year, and with that came new insurance. [more]

What to Do About Health Care Insurance Now

Many small businesses struggle to provide health coverage for their staff. If you are one of these businesses and feel caught between a rock and a hard place, there are good reasons. [more]

What You Need to Know About Your FSA

Most readers of this blog understand the basics of Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) and why they are an important employee benefit. [more]

How to Examine Your Healthcare Plan and Save

I’ve been examining healthcare plans for a couple of decades. I’ve been covered under employer-based plans and private individual plans. As a result, I've learned mu

How Much for Healthcare?

"How much?" is a question that often comes to mind when considering healthcare. [more]

How About a Price List at the Hospital or Doctor’s Office?

Restaurants show you how much your food costs before you order. When it comes to medical expenses, shouldn't it be the same?

Low Cost Medical Clinics That Can Help Boost Your Health

Times are tough. Health care costs are steep and getting a good deal on a doctor’s appointment can seem like a faraway dream. [more]

Health Care Reform Means Big Tax Changes

As a small business owner, the recently enacted Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and its companion, the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act, will dramatically change your tax landscape over the next several years. [more]

Health Care Reform: Good for People Like Me

A long time ago, I had an idea. I was working a regular job, but I realized that what I wanted to do was be a writer. I figured that I could make some money writing, but not necess

How Health Care Reform Will Impact Your Small Business

The new health insurance reform legislation signed into law this week adds both new requirements and new perks for small businesses. Sorting out one from the other is proving a little difficult for business owners. [more]

Tips to Prepare for a Health Emergency

Are you prepared for a health emergency? Do you know where your closest hospital is? Do you have important information like doctors' numbers and other emergency contacts in an accessible place? [more]

Cost Comparison: Emergency Rooms vs. Urgent Care Centers

Emergency rooms provide excellent care, but you can wait eons if you have a non-life-threatening problem and still pay through the nose. The wait at urgent-care centers, on the oth