Welcome to Solid Health Insurance Services!
At Solid Health Insurance Services, we believe that the most important thing for you, and those you care about, your family and your employees, is to have affordable health insurance in California. Our mission is to find you affordable health insurance by comparing the rates from carriers such as Anthem, Blue Shield, Kaiser Permanente, Cigna, Health Net inside and outside the California State Health Insurance Exchange, Covered California. We believe that affordable life insurance and long term care insurance will protect your family from unexpected life events. We provide you with affordable life and long term care insurance comparison quotes with carriers such as Transamerica, Allianz, Genworth, ING and other carriers. What does solid mean? It means that your health, life, home and business are adequately insured. We want to make sure that your hard-earned assets are protected, so that you can concentrate on achieving your family dreams and financial and business goals.
Our mission is to find affordable health insurance, life insurance and long term care insurance, which best fits your individual, family and small business needs!
Picking Insurance is Difficult
Covered California’s Platinum Metal Plan for 2018
Covered California’s Bronze Metal Plan for 2018
Covered California’s Gold Metal Plan for 2018
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Covered California’s Silver Metal Plan for 2018
Biography of Barbara Kempen
Barbara’s strong sense of organization and hard work has allowed her to be a successful business expert in Los Angeles for 25 years.
After handling the insurance matters for a manufacturing company for 5 years, Barbara founded Solid Health Insurance Agency in 2008 and enjoys serving her community ever since.
Her clients enjoy her very personal approach to find the best insurance package for them. Her consultative approach helps the client to understand the many different choices and helps to find a “solid” plan.
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10 Tips to Find Affordable Health Insurance in the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare)
TIP # 1 - Shop the insurance market - on and off the State Health Insurance Exchange- Covered California
With the introduction of the California State Health Insurance Exchange, Covered California, every policyholder in California should compare their current health insurance plan with the new qualified health plans. These health plans are guaranteed to provide essential levels of coverage and comply with consumer protections set forth in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The health plans are based on the metal rating inside and outside the exchange. The health insurance plans have a metal rating – Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze – based on actuarial value calculations. For example, Platinum plans will provide for 90 percent of costs while policyholders pay 10 percent of medical cost; Silver plans will offer 70 percent coverage while policyholders will pay 30 percent of medical cost.
Tip #2 - Will I qualify for a financial subsidy?
Since 2014, cost-sharing subsidies and tax credits will lower the cost of health insurance premiums and out-of-pockets expenses for health coverage. Many Americans will qualify for a federal subsidy to pay for their health insurance premium, which depends on their modified adjusted gross income (MAGI). Individuals and families earning up to 400% of the Federal Poverty Level will be eligible to qualify for a federal subsidy. The Federal Subsidy depends on your family size and modified adjusted gross income, to calculate please use the federal subsidy calculator. If your modified annual gross income (MAGI) is in between 139% and 250% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) the Silver Plans are offering next to the subsidy also a cost share reductions towards co-payments, co-insurance and out-of pocket maximum.
Tip #3 - Will my doctor and hospital be in the network?
Tip #4 - How will the insurance premium vary in California?
TIP # 5 Do not use out-of-network doctors
TIP #6 - Pay for Brand Prescription
TIP #7 - Go into Higher Deductible Plans - or Limited Doctor Visits
TIP #8 - Add Supplemental Insurance
TIP #9 - Always Read the Out-Of-Pocket Maximum
Inside the Networks of an Insurance Carrier’s Health Plan, Platinum Plans have a maximum out-of-pocket limit for an individual of $3,350, for a family of $6,700. Gold plans have an out-of-pocket maximum of $6,000 for an individual, $12,000 for a family while the Silver and Bronze Plans have an out-of-pocket maximum of $7,000 for an individual, $14,000 for a family.
Outside the Networks of an Insurance Carrier’s Health Plan, the out-of pocket maximum can be considerably higher.
Tip #10 - Contact Solid Health Insurance Service - Your Insurance Agent
When our company was looking for group health insurance, Barbara was the most knowledgeable agent we spoke to by far. She recommended the plans that best fit out staff without any agenda and saw us through every step of the process with a smile.Greg Dixon
Barbara of Solid Health Insurance Agency has cut my workers’ compensation premium in half. Thank you for saving me thousands of dollars.Abe Vasquez
With Barb’s help, I now have great insurance that I can afford. Thanks Barb!Sarah T.
Barbara’s innate knowledge of insurance and her tireless efforts to inform us of the seemingly endless litany of insurance possibilities provides us with a sense of relief and trust that we’re being taken care of. She, quite literally, has saved us thousands of dollars.Rumba art. design. decor
I have found Barbara Kempen of Solid Health Insurance Services to be very proactive in representing my interests in getting the best insurance coverage at the best rates. I appreciate how much time she puts into serving my individual interests.Barbara T.
Barbara helped me find excellent insurance after I began working from home. She was a big help and always available for questions/concerns. Thanks!Matt B.
Barbara has handled the insurance issues for my companies for 6 years. She is highly knowledgable and finds the most affordable plans. in the waste amount of plans, she finds the plan which fits the best for my company.
Barbara has been a tremendous help for me over the past two years. She is consistently available and eager to help with any of my insurance needs. She is always patient and helpful. She represents me as a client with full commitment and integrity.Juliet M.
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We look forward to building a solid relationship with you.
Please contact us at: Solid Health Insurance Service CA Licence # 0G05625 Tel: 310-909-6135 FAX: 310-633-8306 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Barbara G. Kempen 11620 Wilshire Blvd Ste. #900 Los Angeles, CA 900265