Price Shop Healthcare | Virginia Benefit Advisors

As the costs of health care soar, many consumers are looking for ways to control their medical spending. Also, with the rise of enrollment in high deductible health plans, consumers are paying for more health care out-of-pocket. From medical savings accounts to discount plans for prescriptions, patients are growing increasingly conscious of prices for their … Continued

Benefits Easy: Intro to Self-Funding | Virginia Benefit Advisors

As we head into the second month of 2018, companies have already begun the arduous task of submitting budgets and finding ways to cut costs for the new year. One of the most effective ways to combat increasing health care costs for companies is to move to a Self-Funded insurance plan. By paying for claims out-of-pocket instead … Continued

What Are Some Pros & Cons of HIPAA? | Virginia Benefit Advisors

Congress approved the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) to guard the privacy of personal medical information, and to give individuals the right to keep their health insurance coverage for pre-existing conditions in place even if they change jobs. The law has done this, providing important safeguards for patients. But it has also increased … Continued

Are Supplemental Accident Insurance Payouts Taxable? | Virginia Benefit Advisors

Most health insurance plans cover emergency treatment, hospital stays and medical exams. If you are injured in an accident, your health insurance plan might not pay for all the incurred medical expenses. Supplemental accident insurance coverage pays cash benefits for illnesses or injuries caused by an accident, including fractures and physical therapy. The coverage is … Continued

Here’s Why You Need Critical Illness Insurance (But Maybe Your Parents or Grandparents Didn’t) | Virginia Benefit Advisors

One thing that makes critical illness insurance unique is that it was not created by an insurance company, but by a world-famous heart surgeon, Dr. Marius Barnard. He was part of the team, headed by his brother, Christian Barnard, that successfully performed the first human heart transplant. Dr. Barnard was practicing medicine in South Africa, … Continued

Life Insurance Primary Vs. Contingent Beneficiaries | Virginia Benefit Advisors

Life insurance is intended to give financial security to family members or business associates when you die. Your insurance company wants to make sure your policy’s proceeds are delivered to the person or persons designated to receive them. The recipient of your life insurance settlement is called a beneficiary. There are two main types of … Continued