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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)

Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Image: Tiffany Von Armin / Flickr The health insurance Open Enrollment Period for 2019 will be over in a flash, …

CMS Rejected These 9 New Medicare Card Designs

Last Updated: 11/05/2018

The Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services (CMS) created 10 different designs before selecting 1 as the nation’s new Medicare …

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

Last Updated: 10/08/2018

In California, ACA open enrollment lasts from October 15 to January 15, each year. California opens the door for health …

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

Last Updated: 06/20/2018

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

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

Last Updated: 10/16/2018

There are actually good reasons to bring your phone to medical appointments…besides playing Sudoku in the waiting room! Phones are …

Best Health Insurance Companies (2018 edition)

Last Updated: 11/06/2018

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

Washington State Extends Health Insurance Signups To January 15, 2018

Last Updated: 10/25/2018

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

6 Things to Remember As You Negotiate Medical Bills

Last Updated: 01/10/2018

It helps to take care of your doctor, hospital and ambulance bills as soon as you’re able to do so. …

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

Last Updated: 08/10/2018

Health insurance in NYC costs more than healthcare in most other places of the country – can anything be done? …