Author Archives: dave@cunixinsurance.com

Cone Of Silence

Those of us over the age of 60 are used to receiving an incredible amount of junk mail.  I am, of course, referring to the unrequested, unwanted, and unneeded solicitations from Medicare insurers, call centers, and marketing associations.  Many of … Continue reading

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When The Goal Is FAILURE

The answer was, “NO”.  I hate to say, “No”, and I hate to disappoint a perspective client.  And yes, I hate to fail.  Joseph (name changed) has had a lot of disappointing news lately.  Joe has worked for the same … Continue reading

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A Glitch Can Be Fixed

It may have been on my first day as an insurance agent.  It could have been the second.  Regardless, this was one of the first and most important lessons I learned about employer-sponsored group health insurance: The purpose of group … Continue reading

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Blog-Mitzvah, The Thirteenth Anniversary Of Health Insurance Issues With Dave

Today’s post marks the thirteenth anniversary of Health Insurance Issues With Dave.  Thirteen years and 325 posts.  A surprisingly large number of you have been regular readers for years.  Others, like some agents in Arizona and California, are new to … Continue reading

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Forever Young

Sally’s phone was buzzing.  It must be important.  It was a text message at 7:30 on a Saturday morning.  She checked her phone.  It was another message from healthcare.gov.  I asked her how often the marketplace was sending a 66 … Continue reading

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Second Notice!

We got the envelope in the mail on Friday.  Second Notice!  The nerve of us.  We had failed to respond to the first solicitation and now we were being admonished with this, our second notice.  How dare us?  Why didn’t … Continue reading

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The Ghost Of Ronald Reagan

  Can’t Buy A Thrill Can Always Spot A Shill We are about to enter Open Enrollment season.  There are lots of commercials on television hawking plans for those of you under age 65 elbowing their way between the ads … Continue reading

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Procrastinators Rejoice!

Elections do have consequences.  Four years ago the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) was under attack. We were preparing for the first Open Enrollment under the Trump administration.  Funding for the Cost Share Reduction had been eliminated which … Continue reading

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Your Money Is Only Whispering

My friend was trying to prove that it is never too late to get interested and involved in politics.  Ralph (name changed) finally got excited about a political candidate and donated money to the campaign.  How much?  Let’s just say … Continue reading

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Donald And Susan Deserve Better

Donald needed to talk.  He was very upset.  He and his wife, Susan (names changed), moved to Greater Cleveland in 2020.  He came to see me for health insurance when his COBRA ended.  They had a choice between Medical Mutual … Continue reading

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