Discover Health Advocacy: Real people, real stories, real results

January 29, 2010

We built our company, Health Advocate, Inc., to help people navigate the complex healthcare system and to provide them answers when they need them the most. Here is an example of how we have helped a member with a healthcare solution.

Problem: Underinsured patient faced foreclosure

Edward, a part-time worker, had insurance coverage but not enough to cover several large hospital bills. As a result, Edward faced bankruptcy and foreclosure.

Solution:

Health Advocate informed him about “hardship/charity” assistance available through the hospital and helped him fill out the paperwork. As a result of this assistance, his inpatient hospital bills were cancelled. Health Advocate also negotiated with Edward’s physician to reduce Edward’s medical bills by 30 percent while working with his insurance company to successfully reprocess and pay past bills.


The Lewisboro Ledger praises The Healthcare Survival Guide

January 26, 2010

The Lewisboro Ledger of Cross River, New York publishes a glowing review of The Healthcare Survival Guide January 21. “The Healthcare Survival Guide may be a small paperback but it’s loaded with useful and valuable information,” reviewer Jackie Perry writes. “The book is simple to navigate–bright red type highlights important points and resources, and distinctive graphics make it enjoyable to read and easy to access information.”

To read the full review, click here: http://www.healthadvocate.com/downloads/stories/2010/01_20_10_The-Lewisboro-Ledger.pdf


Listen to Martin Rosen’s appearance on WFAE FM in Charlotte

January 26, 2010

WFAE 90.7 FM in Charlotte interviewed Healthcare Survival Guide coauthor Martin Rosen January 20. Rosen joined a panel of experts to speak with “Charlotte Talks” host Mike Collins about how to find affordable healthcare.

Audio of the discussion is now available. To listen, click here: http://www.mefeedia.com/watch/28019865


Watch Martin Rosen’s appearance on NBC 13 WNYT Albany

January 20, 2010

NBC 13 in Albany, New York solicited health insurance tips from Healthcare Survival Guide coauthor Martin Rosen November 18. Asking your doctor for a discount, comparison-shopping for care, and paying for services in cash are just some of the tips Rosen shares in the segment. “Don’t despair,” anchor Benita Zahn tells viewers. “Get busy acting like a consumer of any other product.”

Video of the segment is now available. To watch, click here: http://www.healthadvocate.com/tv.aspx?v=wnyt-tv


90.7 FM in Charlotte to interview Healthcare Survival Guide coauthor Martin Rosen

January 19, 2010

Charlotte, North Carolina’s 90.7 FM WFAE welcomes Healthcare Survival Guide coauthor Martin Rosen tomorrow, January 20, at 9 am. Rosen, along with other medical experts, will discuss with host Mike Collins tips on how to better understand the complex world of health insurance.

For those outside the Charlotte area, stream the segment live at WFAE.org. More information here: http://charlotteblogs.wordpress.com/2010/01/19/wednesday-january-20-2010-healthcare-survival-guide/


Discover Health Advocacy: Real people, real stories, real results

January 18, 2010

We built our company, Health Advocate, Inc., to help people navigate the complex healthcare system and to provide them answers when they need them the most. Here is an example of how we have helped a member with a healthcare solution.

Problem: Comparing medical costs

Kelly’s child needed tubes in her ears because of repeated ear infections. She wanted to compare costs for this procedure and also wanted an estimate of what she could expect to pay.

Solution:

Health Advocate researched cost estimates for this procedure in her area; provided a detailed report listing low, likely, and high costs; and explained what her out-of-pocket costs we likely to be. This resulted in a potential savings of more than $7,000.


Agent’s Sales Journal posts Q&A with Healthcare Survival Guide coauthor Martin Rosen

January 13, 2010

Agent’s Sales Journal, a trade magazine aimed at insurance agents, interviews Healthcare Survival Guide coauthor Martin Rosen January 4. In the first part of a two-part discussion, the magazine asks Rosen for advice to lower individual healthcare costs, as well as ways insurance agents may employ the book’s wealth of information to help their clients. The magazine says The Healthcare Survival Guide is “a book to help consumers better understand their low-cost options.”

To read part one of the interview, click here: http://www.asjonline.com/Issues/2009/10/Pages/How-to-Advise-Your-Health-Insurance-Clients.aspx?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+asj+%28Agent%27s+Sales+Journal%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

 Stay tuned for part two!