Orlando Florida health and life insurance Agency.
Florida health insurance has changed dramatically with OBAMACARE and the Affordable HealthCare Act. Gone are the days of underwriting for medical conditions. But some things haven't changed such as significantly higher premium costs (for people who don't qualify for subsidies). Now there are penalties for not having insurance and they will increase in 2015. Since 1996 Hegeman Insurance Brokerage has served clients throughout Florida with health insurance for their individual medical and small business owner needs including a complete line-up of Life Insurance, Dental Plans, Short Term medical and disability plans as well as privately held business insurance needs.
Use Our Contact Sheet for CUSTOMIZED, same-day quotes from United Health Care, Cigna, Aetna, Humana and Assurant, and/or call (407) 342-9945.
There are no extra charges when working with an Agent, the rates you see on the internet already reflect compensation for an agent and are set by the Dept. of Insurance. Regardless of where you purchase your insurance, the rates are the same (if their not then call me!) and ultimately MUST be purchased through an Agent. Premiums CAN NOT vary from one agent to the next, it's the law in Florida. Premiums only vary according to age, zip code, family size or smoking status. We also include a 10-day free look period afer you receive your policy. Your information is kept private ou the latest secure socket layer encryption (SSL) and is held confidentially according to Affordable Care Act Privacy Restrictions as applied to Agents.
Please take some time to explore the many resources you will find on this website. We don't just sell Health Insurance! Maybe you are interested in exploring some more aggressive options to an individual health insurance plan and are considering a high deductible plan with a Supplement of some sort? You might also be considering Temporary Health Insurance and not sure how that works or would like to see some comparisons.
Short Term Health Insurance
Do you need INSTANT QUOTES on a lower cost medical insurance plan for a period of up to 12 months? It may be the only alternative you have right now to skyrocketing premiums during this Special Enrollment Period. Temporary medical insurance has helped and is designed for conditions like these. Do you have a preexisting conditions and, if so, are they well controlled? No pre-existing conditions - better yet! Or, are you waiting for employer coverage to start? Maybe you're just looking for a less expensive alternative to major medical coverage? Consider the low cost advantages of Short Term Health Insurance Coverage
plan with up to $2 million in benefits.
Supplemental Insurance Products: Accident, Critical Illness, Cancer
It seems like a cliche but accidents do in fact happen. Unexpected injuries can really send your financial planning upside down in a hurry. Take for example, a broken arm which, if you only have to go to the doctors' office, should run under $500. An open-arm, or compound fracture is quite a different story and can involve a trip to the hospital, surgery, and possibly some physical therapy. You could be looking at a jaw-dropping bill of almost $25,000 in such a case without insurance of some sort.
This is where Supplemental Policies are a life saver. You can select benefit amounts of uo to $10,0000. As health insurance premiums increase over time, the trend is for people who don't qualify for subsidies to opt for higher deductible plans. A Supplemental Accident plan can cover your out-of-pocket in the event you find yourself in the hospital as a result of an accident. This is generally why healthy people find themselves in a hospital moreso than any other reason. Plans are available with benefits up to $10,000 per accident per covered person. This can provide a relatively inexpensive way to self-insure yourself if you have a high deductible plan with a high maximum out-of-pocket limit.
Click here to get a Group Health Insurance Quote... Let us quote your employer health insurance when your next renewal comes up.
Why Buy Life Insurance?
The ability to earn an income can be considered your family's most valuable asset. However, the ability to earn an income is of course not guaranteed. Yet, the need for income may continue for those who were financially dependent upon you.
Consequently, your need for life insurance and the amount will depend upon your personal and financial circumstances. Mortgage Protection, whether you live with a spouse, significant other or have children, you should consider having Life Insurance as Mortgage protection. Term Life Insurance can be used to pay off a mortgage, help put a child through college, pay for final expenses in the event of your death or, income replacement if you and a significant other were counting on two incomes?
Also, if you are the sole owner of a business, how much capital will it require when you die and will your dependents be able to continue it or sell it?
More Info. on Florida Health Insurance
No matter where you look, you won't find lower premiums than you will find here on this website. If you find a lower price then you are not comparing the same plan or you are using a different zip code. It makes your job a lot easier since you don't have to negotiate or jump from one website to the next searching for the best deal.
There are no shortcuts to lower Orlando health insurance rates.
Many people don't realize that health insurance coverage in Florida must be purchased through an agent and the rates can not vary from one site to the next...even if you call the insurance company directly. All rates are fixed by the Dept. of Insurance. This makes your job a little easier...no need to jump from one site to the next. We guarantee our rates to be the lowest you can find and rely on!
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that work just like Florida health insurance even if you are NOT a U.S. citizen and living in Florida.
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Orlando Health Insurance
Hegeman Insurance Agency,
Agent since 1996
400 E. Colonial Dr. Suite #1302
Orlando, Fl 32803
ph: (407) 342-9945
National Producer Number: 1020034
Florida Health Insurance Agent #A115384
Welcome, if you are searching for more affordable Florida health insurance, your search is over! On this website you will find the tools you need to find the best deals and most affordable individual health insurance plans in Florida.
Offices in downtown Orlando Florida
Are you looking for assistance from a local and experienced Health & Life Agency? Individual health insurance plans have gotten more expensive but they have also gotten better. Gone are the days when you can be denied for preexisting medical conditions;
or, annual or lifetime dollar cap on coverage; children can now stay on their parents plan until age 26. Insurance companies can no longer single you out for rate hikes and you have the right to a 90 day grace period to pay your monthly premium. Or you may elect to enroll in one
of the plans that are available on the Health Insurance Exchange if you qualify for financial assistance. These are all big changes as compared to how business was done in the past. Essentially what has happened is the individual plans are now structured the way guaranteed-issue, small business
health insurance used to be (and still is).
During this Special Enrollment Period wny not let us help you to see if you qualify for coverage and which plan might best suit you? Please take a minute to fill out our short online Contact Form:Contact Sheet
Starting in 2014 you can not be denied health insurance regardless of your medical history nor can you be charged more for preexisting health conditions. However, the insurance companies can "rate-up" for such things as smoking, age and geographical location.
With the onset of ObamaCare, all health plans sold since 2014 must include minimum standards called, "Essential Health Benefits". That applies whether you buy your plan on "The Exchange", or "Off-Exchange".
And, you must have a qualified health plan with those benefits, or a qualified grandfathered plan, or you will be subject to a fine of $325 per person for the year, or 2% of your annual household income, whichever figure is greater. (Based on your income above the tax filing threshold of $10,000.) The maximum penaly for a family this year is $975. In 2016 the penalties increase to 2.5%, or $695 per person, and after that it's adjusted
We are now in the Sepcial Enrollment period. Meaning that you must meet one of ten criteria in order to get coverage between now and November 15th. Going forward, there are three (3) key dates to remember for ObamaCare:
1.) October 1st, 2015: Marketplace Open Enrollment begins;
2.) January 1st, 2016: earliest effective date;
3.) March 31, 2016: end of Open Enrollment.
Special Exceptions are available after the Open Enrollment Period ends for such life changing events as termination of Employer Coverage; births, deaths and moving from one area to another.
You may qualify for government assistance in the form of Advanced Premium Tax Credits when purchasing a "Silver Plan" only, which can lower your monthly premiums.
FLORIDA HEALTH INSURANCE
One or more of these conditions present in your life would enable you to qualify for the Special Enrollment Period with the ACA we are presently in (until Nov. 15th.)
1.) You lost your health insurance coverage within the last 60 days, or anticipate doing so within the next 60 days;
2.) Got married;
3.) Had a baby;
4.) Got divorced and lost health insurance;
5.) Adopted a baby or had one placed under you for foster care;
6/) Moved outside your health plan coverage area;
7.) Had a change in income;
8.) Gained citizenship or attained lawful presence in the U.S.;
9.) Released from prison or incarceration (jail or prison);
10.) A member of a federally recognized tribe or an Alaska Native corporation shareholder.
For a quick tutorial on basic health insurance terminology such as how coinsurance works, copays relate to deductibles and maximum out-of-pocket costs, use the image links below to get yourself up to speed.
Armed with the above information you now know a heck of a lot more than most people (including some agents!) as far as basic terminology. Prior to The Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. ObamaCare,
Group medical insurance would have been more expensive then individual health insurance. All that is ancient history now however. This feature of individual plans now being guaranteed issue where even
people dieing of cancer are covered has driven up the cost of individual plans dramatically, That, along with other features in the legislation providing for benefits such as the 10 Minimum Essential Health Benefits which includes no limits on insurance company liabilty, maternity coverage, annual checkups covered, mental health benefits
etc etc, the very things which previously made Group health insurance so uniquely expensive. Long story short, it's affordable for those people who qualify for subsidies everyone else needs to do step up to the plate and do their homework.