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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.

What’s a Medicare Summary Notice (MSN)?

Updated: July 1, 2019

The many dollar signs on a Medicare Summary Notice (MSN) might stand out to you …

Health Insurance for the Almost-Medicare Aged and Early Retirees

Updated: March 19, 2019

Medicare is healthcare heaven. When Medicare begins, you’ll see almost any doctor … forget about …

Best Health Insurance Companies: 2019

Updated: April 24, 2019

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

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

Updated: May 28, 2019

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: June 28, 2019

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: March 14, 2019

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: March 14, 2019

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

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, …