Ask me about Health Insurance, Medicare, Short Term, Obamacare, Dental, Vision.
I have worked with individuals and families for the past 10 years to navigate the ever-changing health insurance world and put in place the coverage they need to give them peace of mind that their health insurance needs are covered. I specialize in helping clients who are purchasing health insurance during the annual open enrollment as well as clients in these particular situations: turning 65 and looking for Medicare options, transitioning from a company sponsored plan to an individual plan, turning 26 and aging off of their parent’s plan, declined for Medicaid, moved to NC and looking for new coverage or had a new baby.
I am Marketplace Certified and am recognized with Elite expert status from Healthcare.gov. I provide complete support throughout the enrollment process including Premium Tax Credit applications, plan selection, and document uploads when requested by the government. I am also licensed to enroll clients in Medicare Supplement Plans, Part D Prescription Drug Plans and Medicare Advantage Plans. Let me know how I can help you. Thank you!
Turning 65? The ABC and D of Medicare
By Tara O’Neill, Health Plans of NC Independent Agent | If you’re turning 65, you’ve been inundated with correspondence from insurance companies offering supplements and prescription drug plans. Here is why. Original Medicare only covers about 80% of many healthcare services. Original Medicare includes Part A and Part B. Part A is hospital insurance that helps cover inpatient [read more]
PADDLING: SOCIAL DISTANCING AND SERENITY IN ONE
The racks at the Great Outdoor Provision Co. store in Chapel Hill are typically stocked with canoes and kayaks. They were threadbare late last week. Of the few boats remaining, all but three had “sold” tags on them. Since late March, keeping enough boats in stock has been near impossible. More and more people are [read more]
THINKING ABOUT QUITTING SMOKING? NO BETTER TIME THAN THE PRESENT!
Mark Twain once quipped, “Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I’ve done it thousands of times.’ Quitting isn’t easy but Blue Cross Blue Shield is here to help! If you smoke or vape, quitting is vital for your health — now more than ever. Blue Cross NC’s QuitlineNC [read more]
TIPS FOR MANAGING CHRONIC ILLNESSES DURING COVID-19
HAVE A CHRONIC DISEASE? HERE’S HOW YOU CAN CONTINUE TO MANAGE YOUR ILLNESS AND TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF. Nurse case managers at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC) are working hard to help members with existing health conditions stay safe. Four of these nurses—Roanne Ray, Ebb Olwell, Cary Holt, and [read more]
LOOKING FOR A SAFE SUMMER ESCAPE? HEAD TO THE NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS
NEED SOME MOUNTAIN TIME? TRY THESE EASY NORTH CAROLINA HIKES June is about the time we start thinking about escaping to the mountains. During normal times, that is. While these certainly aren’t normal times, there are some normal things that we can do. We can still get out and enjoy the splendor of our Southern [read more]
BRINGING YOUR TRUE SELF TO WORK
Bringing your whole and best self to work is an aspirational goal for some. But for others, it’s a daunting challenge. According to a study by the Human Rights Campaign in 2014, 53 percent of the LGBTQ community concealed their sexuality at work and 35 percent lie about their personal lives. At BCBSNC, we believe [read more]
BLUE CROSS NC STATEMENT ON RACISM
We stand against racism. We stand with our Black employees and members along with all others who are experiencing trauma as a result of the ongoing violence against Black lives in our country. We stand with our fellow North Carolinians committed to fighting inequities facing the Black community and all minorities. We mourn the loss [read more]