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Online tools aid the shopping experience

Holiday shoppers are flocking to and other online retailers, where it only takes a few clicks to shop, compare and buy. Shopping for health insurance tends to be more complex — and not nearly as much fun — as buying holiday gifts on Amazon. However, online tools at beWellnm can help you and your clients prepare to make final decisions about their health insurance for the 2017 plan year.

Monday, December 5

What are people looking for in a health plan?

A research study of New Mexicans who enrolled in a health care plan through the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange reveals what plan features matter most when comparing and choosing a health plan.

Sunday, November 27

In-person enrollment assistance is key to success

Polls suggest that consumers who get in-person help are more likely to successfully enroll than those who go it alone. That’s why brokers, agents and enrollment counselors play such a critical role. In-person assistors help people complete their applications/renewals during open enrollment and provide assistance year-round to those who might otherwise go uninsured.

Sunday, November 27

Tips for a less stressful open enrollment season

Employees and individuals may feel stressed about making health insurance choices during open enrollment period. Time is limited, and they’re essentially trying to foresee how much health care they may need in the coming year and pay the least amount possible for it. It can be a balancing act.

Thursday, October 27

Premium tax credits bring down costs

Helping New Mexicans understand their potential savings can make all the difference in bringing new clients on board with health insurance through beWellnm. Cost breaks helped New Mexicans pay for health insurance this year, with an average premium subsidy amount of $200 per month.

Thursday, October 27

Help New Mexicans realize the value of health insurance

The importance of health insurance can’t be denied. Health insurance can help individuals stay healthy and well with preventive care and screenings. It can also cover needed care when individuals become sick or injured. And if the carrots don’t convince them, there’s always the stick: There’s a tax penalty for those who don’t comply.

Thursday, September 1

Employer strategies

Although the Affordable Care Act is designed to broaden the reach of health insurance and has succeeded in reducing the number of uninsured Americans, it does not directly address the cost of health insurance.

Thursday, September 1

Why offer health insurance?

Small businesses often are running on a shoestring, and the cost of health insurance can be a major expense when margins are slim.

Wednesday, July 20

Going mobile with health and health insurance

Smartphones can do anything from providing directions to taking photos to banking — even occasionally making a phone call. And they are more popular than ever. A Pew Research Center study reports that 64 percent of Americans own a smartphone.

Wednesday, July 20

Offering health insurance helps employee retention

What does it cost to hire and train a new employee? One estimate is that it costs $3,500 to replace an $8/hour employee. Other estimates are from 30 percent to 400 percent of the departing worker’s salary, depending on their position and skill level, according to

Wednesday, June 1
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