GHB Selected to Assist WA Healthplanfinder Customers

GHB Insurance is proud to have been selected by Washington Healthplanfinder as a storefront that provides individuals in the Olympia area with in-person assistance with their healthcare plans.

President signs an Executive Order on healthcare

President Trump signed an Executive Order on October 12, 2017 entitled "Promoting Healthcare Choice and Competition Across the United States."

GHB Benefits Consultant appointed to state advisory committee

One of GHB’s long-time benefits consultants, has been appointed by the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) to serve a two-year term on its Life & Disability Broker/Agent Advisory Committee.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Jennifer's Journey is Far-Reaching

The story of Jennifer Cordts' difficult diagnosis of Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC) has garnered worldwide attention. And for good reason.

Staff has Fun Exceeding United Way Goal

For the fifth consecutive year, GHB Staff has run a fun and highly successful team fundraising campaign to raise their contributions to the United Way of Thurston County.

New Medicare Cards Coming

Beginning in April 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will begin mailing out new Medicare cards. Here are some things you need to know.

Eliminate or Reduce Medicare Part B Penalty

Do you know anyone who is paying a Part B penalty for late enrollment? If so, you need to read this...

GHB Named Preferred Agency

GHB Insurance was named a 2017 Preferred Agency for Premera Blue Cross recognizing our great care of Premera’s customers and providing additional resources to assist them.

The Benefit of Doctor Visits with a Click of a Mouse

Many employers are turning to telemedicine—when doctors link up with patients through technology for a remote consultation—as an easy, way to mitigate the impact of a doctor visit not only for an employee’s health but also to diminish the cost to their business.

Ask the Expert: Do Medicare and COBRA mix? Or are they more like oil and water?

Our guest expert Jan Cammack, Broker and Medicare Specialist with GHB Insurance, will answer a key question, especially for retirees.

Group Health Now Part of Kaiser Permanente: Learn More

Kaiser Permanente's acquisition of Group Health Cooperative became final on Feb. 1, 2017. This means that Group Health is now a part of Kaiser Permanente . Learn more about how it affects you.

T'was the Fourth Quarter Season

Our team at GHB is busy during the end of the year serving our customers' benefits needs for the new year. Our amazing staff works hard during this time and they have written a poem that describes their efforts.

GHB Recognized by Secretary of State for Community Giving

Secretary of State Kim Wyman recognized GHB Insurance for its community giving with her Honor Roll certificate at a recent event at the Washington State Capitol.

When You Have a Loss...Who You Gonna Call?

When our clients have a loss we advise them to give GHB Insurance a call first. We can help them decide if they have a claim or if filing one is in their best interest. Help us assist you by providing the best information.

Taking back drugs by the ton

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day held on Saturday, October 22 from 10 am to 2 pm provides a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

Period to Change Medicare Advantage & Drug Plans Begins

Autumn is here and with the changing color of the leaves comes the time when you can make changes in your Medicare Advantage Plan or Prescription Drug Plan for 2017. We are here to help you.

Breast Cancer Awareness: Alive in Five

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and at GHB we want to express our love and support for Jennifer Cordt, who has been diagnosed with a rare form of the disease and is making a personal effort to increase awareness and support for research being done to cure it.

GHB gains vast, new resources to serve clients

We are excited to announce that GHB has become a part of a large national network of like-minded independent brokerage firms across the U.S. through a partnership with United Benefits Advisors (UBA) without any change in ownership—no merger or acquisition.

GHB Turns Incident into Care for Vets

An incident at the GHB Insurance Office about a year ago, gave the staff there a reason to raise funds and donate to Chapter #41 of the Disabled American Veterans organization in Olympia.

Customize Benefits for Happy Employees

You can design a comprehensive benefits package that gives employees significantly more without costing them or your business more, making your employees very happy with their job and their employer.

Life Insurance 101

Having the right life insurance is essential to planning for your present and your future. Not only can life insurance provide assurance for your family after you are gone, many life insurance options offer other benefits and investment opportunities to take advantage of while you are living. Here is a simple rundown of how life insurance does that.

UPDATED 8/12: Premera Blue Cross and Providence Contract?

You may have heard that Premera Blue Cross in Washington state and Providence (including Swedish, Pacific Medical Centers and Kadlec) were in negotiations on their provider contracts. At GHB, we are watching the situation closely.

Employers: Medical Plan Fee Due July 31, 2016

The PCORI fee is mandated under the Affordable Care Act, with collected fees going to the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. Payment is due to the government by the end of July each year. Who pays the fee depends on the type of medical program(s) offered.

Applying for Medicare is Easy

It is simple, quick and easy to sign up online to receive Medicare without having to drive to a local Social Security office or wait for an appointment with a Social Security representative.

Be Prepared, Not Scared: Protect Your Income

When you are healthy and able to work it is difficult to imagine being disabled and possibly losing your steady income for an extended period of time. But disability, and the resulting income loss, is a lot more common than people think.

Employee Handbook Help to the Rescue

Most employers set employee policies and procedures so their employees know their expectations and their business runs smoothly. But under the pressure of daily business demands, many never get around to creating an employee handbook. Her at GHB we provide a solution.

Close Coverage Gap with Pennies, Save Thousands

Over the more than 10 years I have issued homeowner policies for my clients, I have alerted them to a certain gap in their coverage that leaves them responsible for thousands of dollars in potential damages. But there is a simple, low-cost solution.

Valuable Resources for HR Answers

ThinkHR is a valuable resource that GHB Insurance provides all of our employee benefits clients. Nearly 100 of those clients have put it to good use on important HR matters worth more than $104,000 over the course of one year.

Small Business is Target for Cyber Attacks

Cyber Attacks and Data Breaches are a scary subject for any business. At GHB, we know there is a fine line between informing people and just, plain scare tactics, but we want to be sure owners know the real risks their businesses face today.

Welcome! Wag More, Bark Less

Welcome to our Blog Dawg! Each one of the GHB Staff knows a lot, and we want to share that expertise with those who consider us as loyal and trustworthy as man's best friend!

Slice Thousands Off Medical Bills

Experts tell us that more than 90% of medical bills have savings opportunities somewhere in them. The trouble is that for most people, it can be difficult to know where to find them.

GHB Chosen as Partner for Health Trusts

Capital Benefit Services (CBS) has selected GHB Insurance, Inc as a broker partner with access to health insurance plans through large construction, building and marine association health trusts.
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