Get Ready with Barry Flagg: Applying Prudent Investor Principles to Insurance Policy Reviews

“Inspect what you expect. If you’re a business owner or you’re a manager and you have employees, if you expect them to do something or perform in a certain way, you’ve got to observe it. It’s the same thing for your financial future whether it’s your 401(k) or your life insurance policy, if you’re not … Read more

Does Your Insurance Match Your Risks?

Compare your insurance coverage to your potential risks is the next step in reviewing your insurance policies. The goal is to determine if your insurance coverage still fits your needs. You may find that you have insurance coverage that is no longer needed or can be reduced. You’ll also be able to see if there … Read more

Insightful Insurance Observations Spring 2020

Last week, I was invited to be a guest lecturer on insurance for a U.C. Berkeley personal finance course. It was a great experience with insightful questions from the students.  Here are some of the issues that we discussed: What are insurance company financial strength ratings? The financial strength of an insurance company is highly … Read more

Get Ready Podcast: How Millennials and Technology Are Changing The Insurance Industry

“Social duty is part of shareholder value. Maximizing shareholder value is empty, yes, you have a responsibility to do that, however there’s lots of different ways to do that , you don’t have to sacrifice one for the other, you can create a ton of value by implementing loss control in other things into your … Read more

Health Insurance and Medicare Open Enrollment 2019

Medicare open enrollment is October 15 to December 7, 2019 (here).  Individual health care coverage open enrollment on is November 1 to December 15, 2019 for the Federal Health Care Insurance Exchange at healthcare.gov. healthcare.gov is used by residents of Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, … Read more

GET READY For Open Enrollment

Once a year, usually in late October or early November, a strange phenomenon occurs that is known as open enrollment. For most employees, open enrollment is where they can practice the fine art of pretending that if you ignore something, it will go away. However, what most employees don’t realize is that in this case, … Read more

GET READY for open enrollment with Insurance Made Easy – .99 cent sale

Insurance Made Easy: Available for .99 cents through the end of October (Amazon Kindle version (here). Insurance Made Easy covers all types of insurance that you will need to review for your employer open enrollment. Insurance Made Easy provides definitions and breakdowns of coverage options for employer based insurance and individual insurance.

September: Time To Review Your Insurance Portfolio

September is time to review your insurance portfolio, according to the GET READY! financial calendar. Download your free financial calendar (here). Reviewing your insurance policies now, will also help you be prepared for open enrollment. Doing so now, will help you make sure that your insurance coverage still meets your needs or if you will … Read more