Health Insurance Coverage Continues to Elude Many in the USA
Research shows that only 49% of Americans have employer-sponsored group health insurance, and this number is likely to be even less now during the coronavirus pandemic.
A full 20 percent of the U.S. workforce consists of contract workers, and a majority of new jobs created in the past 10 years involve “alternative work arrangements” like contracting and temporary jobs. Gig and alternative jobs rarely provide group health insurance.
Everybody Needs To Know The Health Insurance Options They Qualify For
This straightforward, non-partisan book examines the pros and cons of ever-changing healthcare and the alternatives to help you be informed to make better choices.
Money-Saving Tips With or Without Health Insurance
This book contains useful information and money-saving tips that everyone should know in order to understand the options to make health care more affordable.
Technology In Health Insurance
Learn how telemedicine can help you to have virtual access to your providers in the comfort of your own living or work space.
Understand Your Available Options And Alternatives
The days of working for one employer for life, with a pension and generous health insurance, ended a generation ago. It is imperative to understand your available options – for your situation today and for tomorrow. With the rising cost of health insurance, it’s important to know your alternatives.
What people are saying…
Founders of start-ups, whether they are traditional small businesses or tech start-ups, face many challenges, but one of the least served and understood is how to cope with medical coverage. This is especially true in the critical time before a business is large enough to provide benefits, but also afterwards. This useful book fills many of those gaps in explaining our labyrinthine healthcare system (and its many acronyms), and capably describes the available choices and considerations for organizations and individuals. Alan G. Hulme-Lowe, PhD, FRSC, CChem
Tech and Small Business Advisor and Mentor
Employers struggle to manage healthcare options and costs even when aided by an army of professional brokers and consultants. For the individual, there are very few resources to help navigate the maze of the ever-changing healthcare landscape. Decoding Health Insurance and the Alternatives finally gives consumers the practical information they need to make informed choices for their personal circumstances by providing a comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide to the available options, pros and cons of each, and how they work together. A must-read for anyone who is making healthcare decisions! Katherine Loranger, MBA, SPHR
Chief People Officer
Author Lauren R. Jahnke Has Over 20 years of Health Policy Experience
Lauren Rivera Jahnke, MPAff, is a self-employed healthcare consultant in Austin, Texas, who has been researching and writing about healthcare policy and issues on the city, state, and national levels for over 20 years, including health insurance, healthcare reform, and healthcare disparities. She completed federal training and assisted people with enrollment in individual marketplace health plans as a volunteer certified application counselor for one open enrollment period, which was very enlightening.
Lauren has a bachelor’s degree in biology, a master’s degree in public affairs, and a graduate certificate in public health (all from The University of Texas). Contact her at www.LRJConsulting.com.
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