Most major health systems around the country are part of a program through the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services that provide payments for uninsured patients who have COVID-19. Medical bills are covered through the pandemic legislation relief, the CARES Act. Patients may not be informed of this upfront; ask the question if […]
About Rebecca Yates
Rebecca Yates is a published author, licensed insurance broker, consultant and owner of Ark Insurance Solutions, LLC. She has been working in the health insurance industry since 2004. Before starting Ark in 2010, Rebecca worked for a diverse range of organizations including insurance brokerages, aerospace engineers, emergency medical suppliers, and technology consultants. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Westminster College and is currently serving on their Alumni Board, along with various committees at the college. She also serves on the board of Vest Pocket as Vice President and is a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program and is serving as secretary on their alumni board. Her expertise in the field has set her up as a resource and reassurance to her clients, many of whom are small business owners themselves. She is passionate about providing the best appropriate coverage for her clients, both taking time to assess their individual needs and create unique plans that offer the best value.
Rebecca is the mother to two beautiful girls, loves to travel, garden, read and is a DIY enthusiast.
If you missed the Open Enrollment period and have had a “life” event, read on. Did you know that certain life changes may qualify you to enroll in health insurance coverage outside of the standard enrollment period? Did you or anyone in your household lose qualifying health coverage in the last 60 days? If […]
Did you know there are five factors that can affect how much your health plan’s monthly premium is under the health care law? However, individual states can limit how much these factors come into play. These five factors are: Age: Premiums can be up to 3 times higher for older people than for younger people. […]
Millennials find themselves in the stage of life that may require them to purchase their own insurance. After having aged out of their parent’s insurance coverage and buying or renting a place to live, coverage needs may not be as black and white as one might think. Knowing these five tips will help […]
Beware anything that looks too good to be true! Yes, your parents were actually right on this one. Insurance is just math. If it’s cheaper, there is a reason. I have found that most of the time those reasons look like limits on care. For example, many “cheaper” policies limit cancer coverage to $500,000. […]
Know your max liability So many times, people get hung up on getting a lower deductible and having copays for something to be considered a “good” plan. However, most Americans miss the absolute most important thing in their health insurance documents: The Out-of-Pocket Maximum. This is the most you would pay in one calendar […]
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We are excited to offer Engage Wellness to enhance health insurance plans you are already offering. Engage Wellness is a great way for businesses with group health plans to save money through tax savings while gaining healthier employees through benefits like: Direct Primary Care Telemedicine Care Management Supplemental Benefits Personal Health Dashboard Employee […]
I quit my job in the fall of 2009. The next week my daughter and I contracted H1N1. I spent the first actual week of ‘self-employment’ (it was unemployment at that point, let’s be honest!) in quarantine for a pandemic in the middle of the worst recession our country had ever seen. Sound familiar? I […]
If you lose your job you need to act fast to get the insurance figured out. There are multiple options for people who have recently lost insurance, but you only have 60 days to enroll through the federal exchange. COBRA may not be the only option and you may even qualify for Medicaid. Let us […]