Friday, September 26, 2014 STILL HAS SECURITY ISSUES


A report released last week by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that and its related systems continue to show weaknesses that threaten sensitive personal information if the system is breached by unauthorized users. According to the report, had weaknesses when it was first deployed, including “incomplete security plans and privacy documentation, incomplete security tests, and the lack of an alternate processing site to avoid major service disruptions.” The report notes that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has taken steps to address some of these weaknesses but has not fully mitigated all of them.

The Obama administration announced last week that tax subsidies for about 360,000 people will be discontinued if proof of income is not submitted to the government in the next two weeks. CMS also announced last week that about 115,000 people will lose their health insurance coverage at the end of September because the government does not have proof of their immigration or citizenship status.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 GETS A MAKEOVER GETS A MAKEOVER

Engineers are upgrading some parts of the federal health insurance enrollment website and are behind on some tasks, such as the system for automatic payments to insurers, federal officials told health insurers. The site's consumer-facing portion, including the application for insurance and plan-comparison tools, is being revised, software that consumers use to create accounts and log in is being replaced, and some hosting services are being turned over to Amazon. The Wall Street Journal (6/5)


Tomorrow marks the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. One of the poignant memories of that day and the weeks and months that followed was the way people came together, unified in their resolve and unified in their commitment to each other and the nation.

No matter what an enemy might do to us, we are able to look for the good in each other. And yes, there is a lot to appreciate about each other. May we be better people because of those attacks.  Let's show an increase in love to the world, and especially to those closest to us.

As you think about protecting your loved ones from the unforeseen, consider reviewing your insurance policies. Are they doing what you need them to do?  

I would be happy to help you conduct that review and answer any questions you might have. Please feel free to give me a call.  (678)464-8602