Covered

Covered

Welcome to Covered, a Health Insurance Podcast by Mountain and Montana Health Co-Op. Purchasing health insurance can be complicated, expensive, and downright intimidating. We’re the world’s first podcast designed specifically for you: the individual, family or business looking to make the important decision on quality health insurance, told through the stories of our members and insurance experts. If you’re looking for answers about insurance opportunities in Montana and Idaho and seek some inspiration along the way, we’ve got you covered!... Show More

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October 11, 2020 23 min
Today we talked with Rich Wessenberg, sales director for the Mountain Health CO-OP in Wyoming. A longtime wyomingite, Rich talks to us about the people of Wyoming and what makes them great, and perhaps most relevant to this episode: what makes the Mountain Health CO-OP a great fit here in the equal rights state. Mountain Health CO-OP Wyoming 855-447-2900 1439 Stillwater Ave Unit 11 Cheyenne, WY 82009
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Today we talked with Morris McGaugh from the Cheyenne Wyoming Offices of Mountain Health CO-OP. Morris is the Director of Provider Networks for Wyoming. We talk about what it means to have a new health insurance available to the people of Wyoming and some of the amazing advantages for CO-OP members. Enjoy the episode! Mountain Health CO-OP Wyoming 855-447-2900 1439 Stillwater Ave Unit 11 Cheyenne, WY 82009
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We sat down with Sales Director Jeff Swingley, health insurance expert with Mountain Heath CO-OP to discuss Medicare Supplement insurance for consumers and for agents. There’s a lot to know about the product and we unravel some of the intricacies. If you’re wondering if the new offering from Mountain Health CO-OP is for you, you’re in the right place. Enjoy this interview! Contact us today: 855-447-2900 memberservice@mhc.coop ...
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In this episode, we talked with Shawn Jacobs, owner of Rocky Mountain Insurance Group based out of Helena, Montana. As a lifelong Montanan, Shawn talked with us specifically about how small business owners and solo entrepreneurs can get started with group coverage for their first or early employees. How much does health insurance cost? What plans exist to help? And how does the Mountain Health CO-OP stand alone as the go-to choice ...
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This week we talk pharmacy director Mark Eichler. Mark speaks about Value Based Insurance Design and how, if you’re currently paying a lot of out-of-pocket costs for your health insurance, might be something that gets your attention. Designed to help alleviate out of pocket costs for people with pre-existing conditions and expensive medications, this episode walks through what exactly Value Based Insurance is designed to do and doe...
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We talk with Richard Miltenberger, CEO of Mountain Health CO-OP with decades of experience navigating the insurance industry. We have a candid conversation about the state of health insurance, specifically during this time of COVID-19, record unemployment and big question marks about cost. This interview was both insightful and inspirational as we were once again reminded why a member-owned health insurance company has you covered ...
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In the season two premiere of Covered we’ll be speaking with Tim Garden. Tim has been in the insurance industry for over 25 years and helps us understand what’s available to employers. We’ll be talking about group coverage, options employers may have, and getting the best insurance into the hands of your employees. Special Guest: Tim Garden.
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What is ICHRA? Health insurance explained dives deep into the individualized coverage HRA. In an open forum taking place in Missoula, MT, we recorded the presentation and turned it into both a video and a podcast. If you have questions about the slies, check out the presentation on our YouTube Channel: Health Coop! https://youtu.be/DShmpNhWMhE
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Jarett Laden an independent health insurance agent in the state of Montana joins us to chat about starting places for finding the health insurance that’s right for them. What tax credits are available heading into open enrollment period? What are the frequently asked questions we can answer? This is an episode that gets into the nitty-gritty of health insurance. How to avoid a tax penalty and who you need on your health insurance ...
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In this podcast, we interviewed Audree Kilbey. Audree is a business analyst at the CO-OP and wears many hats. We go deep into terminology that is just plain confusing in the health insurance world. What’s an out-of-pocket maximum and why should I care? How does my deductible work? We cover the ins and outs of our current open enrollment period and how to take action. If you’re wondering about some of the complicated terminology of...
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Kayli Julius joins us on the podcast today. Kayli is the Health Coaching Coordinator and Health Promotion Specialist at the University of Montana Curry Health Center. We talk about so many important topics: from dealing with stress, to the effects of mental health on your physical health, Julie is a true expert in an important line of work. We promise not to lecture you about eating more vegetables, though we might mention it once...
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In this podcast, we talk with Cindy O’Leary. Cindy is a Care Manager for the Health CO-OP. What does that mean exactly? She does a great job of explaining, but it’s worth repeating, that one of the goals of this role is to help members navigate the complicated health insurance world and to help them manage their individual circumstances. If you’re wondering about the health care field, if you’re wondering about the people behind th...
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Welcome to Covered. In this episode, we talk with Mark Eichler, Pharmacy Director at the CO-OP. This is the prescription drug episode. We cover frequently asked questions as it applies to selecting coverage when pharmacy visits are part of that coverage. Mark brings a career of experience packed into a 15 minute podcast. If you have questions about prescription drugs and what the CO-OP can do for you, this episode is a must-listen....
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September 27, 2019 16 min
In this episode, we interview Jeff Swingley, the Sales Director at the Heath CO-OP working in all things health insurance. We dive deep into the topic of group insurance. Employers looking to cover their employees, improve the insurance they already have or entrepreneurs who have questions about what they might expect in the future. This episode reviews some common phrases if you’re in the profession, but terms that can sound like ...
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September 20, 2019 25 min
Welcome back to Covered! In this episode, we talk with Ray Rogers. Ray is a current member of the CO-OP, he’s been on the board of directors for five years and currently serves as the Board Chair. We ask Ray about health insurance costs and why they’re so high! We talk about preventative care and how collectively, we can help bring health insurance costs down. Ray brings a wealth of information and passion to the topic of health in...
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What does the circus, health insurance and being a mom all have in common? Find out in this episode. We sit down with Blair Fjeseth, Director of Communications for the Health CO-OP. We talk all things health insurance including where exactly to start. With an emphasis on customer service and helping you, the one looking to get insured, this episode does a great job of putting you in the driver’s seat for your own healthcare decisio...
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By the end of this episode, listeners will understand what makes the CO-OP stand out in a crowded health insurance marketplace and what it means to be member owned.
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