Quick Reactions: Quotebroker attends LAHU Identity Theft Seminar hosted by LegalShield

I had the pleasure of attending a very informative seminar on identity theft yesterday morning presented by LAAHU and LegalShield.  David Bruerd presented his story of identity theft, explaining how he went from a novice with a compromised identity in 2002 to one of the world’s foremost experts on the crime here in 2015.  Here are my quick takeaways from his compelling 40 minute tale:... Read Article

Anthem Blue Cross hacked- 80 million subscribers potentially at risk of identity theft

Anthem Inc., the nation’s second-largest insurer, say they were the target of a “very sophisticated external cyber attack” on Wednesday evening. As many as 80 million individuals may have had their information compromised. Anthem has established a website for those affected- www.anthemfacts.com – complete with an FAQ explaining everything they currently know. According to them, credit card numbers and bank account information were not among... Read Article

California COBRA recipients now eligible for CoveredCA individual health insurance during short-term Special Enrollment Period

April 15th, 2014 marked the end of the first round of open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act.  However, if you are still in the market for health insurance, you may not be out of luck. CoveredCA, the California state-based health insurance exchange, recently announced that they would extend a one-time Special Enrollment Period to those individuals who are still on COBRA coverage.  COBRA coverage... Read Article

“It’s harder to…

“It’s harder to rehab your house while you’re still living in it”: How the state that inspired Obamacare failed to implement Obamacare When the Affordable Care Act’s various exchanges opened for business in late 2013, millions flocked to take advantage of these new health insurance platforms. But for one state, this was old news.  Massachusetts had long before implemented their own version of healthcare reform-... Read Article

Obamacare enrollment numbers are in- but what do they mean?

Obamacare enrollment numbers are in- but what do they mean? The Obama administration has released a report detailing the enrollment numbers from the first enrollment period.  Note that these numbers are still incomplete, as final enrollments were still trickling in from the two week grace period given to consumers who had difficulty enrolling before March 31, 2014.  The big number that has been bandied about... Read Article