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2019 Marketplace Circle of Champions

J Matthias Allred recognized for helping consumers with qualified health coverage November 11, 2019 South Jordan, Utah - J Matthias Allred has been recognized for his hard work and expertise in helping consumers enroll in and manage qualified health coverage through the Health [...]

By |2020-05-18T19:12:44+00:00November 19th, 2018|

How Parents Can Get Ahold of Their Finances

One of life's greatest stressors is feeling like finances are out of our control. Staying on top of your financial state can not only improve your mental and physical happiness but raise your overall happiness, too. If you feel stuck or are unsure where [...]

By |2020-03-10T20:33:35+00:00August 6th, 2018|

Benefits of Getting a New Health Insurance Agent

Navigating the crazy world of health insurance is not what most people will call fun. But it's over for now, and you no longer have to think about it, right? I mean, open enrollment is over and I already have my health plan in [...]

By |2020-05-18T19:09:47+00:00February 2nd, 2018|

Dental Insurance Plans in Utah

Dental insurance often gets lumped in with health insurance. After all, they're both related to your health. The fact is that your health insurance and dental insurance are 2 separate policies, much like your home and auto insurance are 2 separate policies. When clients [...]

By |2020-05-18T19:13:24+00:00December 15th, 2017|

How to Apply for CHIP in Utah

Apply for CHIP You can apply for CHIP (Children's Health Insurance Program) in Utah by visiting their website https://chip.health.utah.gov/ To determine if you are eligible for CHIP, click on the FAQ tab and review the "who is eligible for CHIP" tab. Apply for Medicaid [...]

By |2020-05-18T19:25:42+00:00November 18th, 2017|

KUTV 2 Fresh Living Interview with Matthias Allred

Link to KUTV2 Fresh Living: http://kutv.com/features/fresh-living/open-enrollment-health-insurance-changesHi all, this was a fun an exciting event for me. There are going to be some significant changes in the health insurance industry this year and I was fortunate enough to be interviewed on KUTV2 to discuss these [...]

By |2020-05-26T15:16:10+00:00October 31st, 2017|

Why did Molina Healthcare Cancel Your Health Insurance Policy?

I think cancel is the wrong word here. Perhaps we should use the word discontinued. That's more appropriate. You're not going to be able to keep your Molina health plan in 2018 because it's not going to be available. They're shutting down and leaving [...]

By |2020-05-18T19:11:14+00:00October 12th, 2017|

2018 University of Utah Health Plans

University of Utah Health is stepping up their game for 2018. With the announcement that Molina Healthcare is leaving the Utah market beginning Jan 1, 2018, Univesity of Utah Health is stepping up in a big way to fill that void. I recently got [...]

By |2020-05-18T19:07:11+00:00October 10th, 2017|

Molina Healthcare is leaving Utah

Politics, change, uncertainty all have an effect on a business's ability to operate in a market. We all know that there have been major changes, and a large amount of uncertainty, in the health insurance space since the inception of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). [...]

By |2020-05-18T19:11:24+00:00August 14th, 2017|

See if you Qualify for a Special Enrollment Period

Here are the basic steps to determine if you qualify. The easy solution is to call your health insurance agent and ask them to walk you through the process. That's what they get paid for. If you don't have a great health [...]

By |2017-08-10T02:36:43+00:00April 13th, 2017|

Special Enrollment Periods (SEP’s)

During the healthcare reform over the past few years, one of the major changes that came about has to do with when you can sign up for health insurance. You hear all about Open Enrollment, especially later in the year when Open Enrollment is [...]

By |2017-08-10T19:37:20+00:00April 13th, 2017|

Preference Benchmark Silver 1500 vs Preference Silver 1500

Select Health Select Value Preference Benchmark 1500 or the Select Health Select ValuePreference 1500, which one do you pick? When you look through the comparison of these two products they appear almost identical. Same deductible, Max Out of Pocket, Co pays for doctor visits, [...]

By |2020-05-18T19:05:45+00:00April 13th, 2017|

Select Value vs Select Med

Choosing the right health insurance network is kind of a big deal, because you are stuck with that choice all year (unless you have a Special Election Period) until next open enrollment. One of the most often asked question is, "What is the difference [...]

By |2020-05-18T19:06:28+00:00January 9th, 2017|

Health Insurance for Real Estate Agents

You're on your own - no company benefits There are many Real Estate Agents out there with a wonderful spouse in the workforce, providing some stable income and getting benefits. If you're one of those, count yourself lucky. For the vast majority of agents, [...]

By |2020-05-18T19:15:18+00:00December 12th, 2016|

Penalties for not having Health Insurance in 2017

How much will I have to pay if I don't have health insurance for 2017? You will be assessed the Fee if for every month you don't have "qualifying health coverage" (coverage that meets the "minimum essential coverage" defined in the Affordable Care Act). [...]

By |2020-05-18T19:06:07+00:00December 2nd, 2016|

15 days left for January 1, 2017 plans

Are you Enrolled? Open Enrollment for Health Insurance Plans starting on January 1, 2017 is coming to and end in 15 days. December 15, 2016 is the deadline for open enrollment for all plans starting on January 1st. If you have already taken care [...]

By |2020-05-18T19:16:25+00:00November 30th, 2016|

How to Shop for Health Insurance in Utah

  Shopping for health insurance can often be confusing and overwhelming, especially if you don't understand how health networks work. They were really confusing to me before I became a Health Insurance Agent. I didn't know what I was looking at, or what [...]

By |2020-05-18T19:08:33+00:00November 16th, 2016|

Why Use an Agent?

Benefits of Using an Agent Using an Agent to help with your Utah Health Insurance Enrollment is like being wrapped in a warm blanket after it comes out of the dryer. They bring comfort to a crazy and confusing world. Aside [...]

By |2020-05-18T19:09:18+00:00November 7th, 2016|

Open Enrollment is upon us

What You Need to Know About Open Enrollment Open enrollment for healthcare insurance is upon us once again. During this window individuals, families, and small businesses are given the opportunity to get or change their health insurance plan. Okay, so why is open enrollment [...]

By |2020-05-18T19:09:30+00:00November 2nd, 2016|