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Hal Levy

Hal Levy

Hal is a licensed health insurance agent and a staff writer at Hal helps people make smart medical decisions by keeping an eye on health insurers. Hal previously worked at other growing startups and nonprofit groups. He drinks a ton of coffee and eats vegetables almost every day.

States That Have Extended Health Insurance Open Enrollment for 2019 (and States That Still Can)

Updated: December 20, 2018

The health insurance Open Enrollment Period for 2019 will be over in a flash, putting …

CMS Rejected These 9 New Medicare Card Designs

Updated: November 5, 2018

The Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services (CMS) created 10 different designs before selecting 1 …

When Is California’s Extra-Long Open Enrollment Period for Health Insurance?

Updated: October 8, 2018

In California, ACA open enrollment lasts from October 15 to January 15, each year. California …

Garrett Ball: “What Counts As Good Health for Medicare Can Surprise You” [INTERVIEW]

Updated: June 20, 2018

Even to an experienced broker, Medicare’s quirks can be surprising. So after 11 years as …

How to Make the Most of Your Phone at the Doctor’s Office

Updated: December 18, 2018

There are actually good reasons to bring your phone to medical appointments…besides playing Sudoku in …

America’s Best Health Insurance Companies

Updated: January 18, 2019

The 12 top health insurance companies, reviewed! There’s a difference between health insurance companies and …

Washington State Extends Health Insurance Signups To January 15, 2018

Updated: October 25, 2018

This article was written about an older Open Enrollment Period. For the most recent info, …

6 Things to Remember As You Negotiate Medical Bills

Updated: January 10, 2018

It helps to take care of your doctor, hospital and ambulance bills as soon as …

NYC Health Insurance: Why It’s So Expensive and Your Options

Updated: November 30, 2018

Health insurance in NYC costs more than healthcare in most other places of the country …