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Re-Opening A Business While COVID-19 Pandemic Case Numbers are Rising, Leaves Many Employers Conflicted

While city, county and state governments rush to reopen the economy in an attempt to lessen the financial damage caused by the months of quarantine closures, many business owners remain conflicted and confused about how to move forward in the midst of a continuing crisis that has no end in sight. Despite being given the government’s authorization to do so,

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Flustered young woman learns about health insurance changes in 2017

Health Insurance Plans Will Change — Here’s How Those Changes Affect You

Health insurance in California saw three major changes in 2017. First, PPO plans were phased out in favor of HMO and EPO plans. Second, all Obamacare enrollees had to choose or be recommended to a PCP. Third, most plan premiums increased in price. Because California has the nation’s largest state-run health insurance exchange, its pool of about 1.4 million enrollees helped insurance companies

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Nurse's station at busy hospital

HMO, PPO, EPO, Or POS — What’s The Best Option?

In 2017, Blue Shield will be the only insurance carrier in California to offer a PPO. Blue Cross offered PPOs in 2016, but next year they’ll convert the majority of their PPO plans to EPOs. By 2018, it’s likely that zero carriers will offer a PPO. How do these changes impact you? Which plan should you choose? We’ll compare each plan type

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