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    What employees need to know about HRAs and HSAs
    By Ruthie Dean on July 29, 2019

    What you need to know about HSAs and HRAs Both Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) are avenues for...

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    MRI: How much does it cost?
    By Ruthie Dean on December 26, 2014

    Reader Q+A My health plan has a $5,000 deductible and my doctor just told me I need an MRI. How much is this going to cost?  The cost of an MRI...

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    I underestimated my income to get a subsidy. What will happen?
    By Ruthie Dean on October 23, 2014

    Reader Q+A Last year when I signed up for health insurance, I was out of a job and only making a little money working retail. I only pay...

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    Stop! In the name of maternity bill errors
    By Ruthie Dean on October 16, 2014

    Before you pay too much  Expecting a baby? When I mention the words “medical bills,” what emotions start to stir? Bewilderment? Frustration?

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    Your medical bills contain errors
    By Ruthie Dean on October 13, 2014

    How to spot the 7 most common medical bill errors   Eric Michael David recently reported his $20,000 bill for his son's bruise as a prime example...

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    What no one tells you about out-of-network bills
    By Ruthie Dean on October 9, 2014

    Understanding out-of-network bills 

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    I’m getting married. What should I do about health insurance?
    By Ruthie Dean on October 7, 2014

    Reader Q+A I'm getting married this month and wondering what to do about health insurance. My wife and I both work, but her company doesn't...

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    I’m pregnant & don’t have health insurance. What should I do?
    By Ruthie Dean on October 4, 2014

    Reader Q+A I'm pregnant, but I’m not sure how far along I am because I haven't been to the doctor. I don't have health insurance, but my...

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    5 secrets every expecting mom should know about healthcare
    By Ruthie Dean on October 2, 2014

    Starting a family is an exciting time, but one of the most dreadful parts about the process is the confusing medical bills–not to mention any...

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    How does a Private Exchange save employers money?
    By Ruthie Dean on September 25, 2014

    Comparing the old group health plan approach to a Private Exchange  As many employers are gearing up to make big healthcare decisions this fall...

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