Free Service Helps The Uninsured Comply With The Affordable Care Act
SAN DIEGO, Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Barney & Barney, LLC, one of the nation's largest, independent insurance brokerages, today announced a new program to help the uninsured secure health care coverage and avoid penalties under the new federal law taking effect January 1, 2014.
Insurance Advocates from Barney & Barney helps individuals identify their health care needs, compare policy options, and work with leading insurance companies to obtain coverage. Working with Barney & Barney, individuals and their families can purchase medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, Medicare and other types of insurance.
Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), virtually every individual is required to have minimum essential coverage by January 1, 2014. Individuals who do not have insurance by that date will be fined $95 per uninsured adult in the household (capped at $285 per household), or 1% of the household income above the regulatory filing threshold. More than 45 million people in America do not have health care coverage today.
"Uninsured Americans face a tough challenge in securing health care coverage, but the Insurance Advocates at Barney & Barney do a great job of simplifying a complex process," said Barney & Barney's Shawn Pynes, Principal and head of the Employee Benefits Division. "Insurance Advocates help determine if you qualify for a federal health care subsidy and make sure you have the right coverage based on your budget and needs. Insurance Advocates is a free service for people who want to make a smart choice about health care."
Barney & Barney's licensed insurance professionals specialize in helping individuals identify and fulfill their health care needs. The Insurance Advocates team will secure coverage directly from the nation's premier insurers and through state or federal insurance exchanges. Barney & Barney will also help uninsured individuals learn if they qualify for a government subsidy for health care coverage.
For more information, contact Patty Sanders, [email protected], at 800.321.4696, ext. 7487.
About Barney & Barney
Founded in 1909, Barney & Barney, LLC is a risk management and insurance brokerage firm providing solutions, services and products in commercial property and casualty insurance, employee benefits, workers compensation, compensation consulting, executive liability, personal lines and surety. An independent, privately owned firm, Barney & Barney also offers value-added services in alternative risk financing, business continuity and loss control. Barney & Barney is headquartered in San Diego, with offices in San Francisco, Oakland and Orange County. For more information, visit www.barneyandbarney.com or call 800.321.4696.
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