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Health Insurance: Navigating Traps & Gaps [Paperback]

Maura Loughlin Carley, MPH , CIC
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January 27, 2012 1450795919 978-1450795913 first
In this volatile time, healthcare coverage has become entirely too complex and expensive. Understanding the issues is more important than ever. Lack of good health coverage protection can be financially and emotionally devastating. This book will help you avoid costly traps and gaps.

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"Maura, thank you for letting me review a draft of the book. I couldn't stop reading it. I am so grateful for all the help and support you gave me and my children during such a devastating time in our lives. Your words brought me right back to the time when we were struggling to maintain our family unit after David's death, and the frustration we went through with our health insurance being canceled. Thank you again and again for all that you did. I hope that our story will spare a widow or widower's family from being confronted with the same termination of coverage problems that we experienced." --Luci Watson, Darien, CT

"Maura Carley has written an important book for anyone who has to navigate our nation's fractured, fragmented, inadequate health insurance system. Case studies, drawn from years of experience helping individuals and families, provide insight into how these defects can affect us. No one will emerge from reading this book without a deepened understanding of how today's insurance model leaves us vulnerable to tragic medical and economic consequences." --David M. Lawrence, Chairman and CEO (retired), Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, Inc., San Francisco Bay Area, CA

"Today we have many new, convoluted health care laws, ever-changing health insurance Plans, and eligibility/enrollment rules. Making the best choice is akin to finding the proverbial needle in a haystack. But help is here--Maura Carley's book, Health Insurance: Navigating Traps & Gaps, is a must-read reference. It will inspire you to take action to protect your family's savings, medical coverage and peace of mind." --Peggy Fleming Jenkins (and husband Greg Jenkins, M.D.) Olympic Gold Medalist in Figure Skating, San Francisco Bay Area, CA

About the Author

Maura Loughlin Carley, MPH, CIC, is President and CEO of Healthcare Navigation, LLC, a leading healthcare advocacy and consulting firm. Carley has a Masters in Public Health from Yale University. She is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and a Certified Insurance Consultant.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Ampersand, Inc.; first edition (January 27, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1450795919
  • ISBN-13: 978-1450795913
  • Product Dimensions: 0.7 x 5.9 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #599,165 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! Such a good book to read and have on hand February 12, 2012
By Landau
Format:Paperback
This is such a helpful book! Healthcare is so politicized these days that I couldn't find information I trusted. The author is an expert and doesn't dumb down the information- but she is straightforward and she does use excellent easy to understand examples.

As a 24 year old the sections on COBRA, the Affordable Care Act, Turning 26, and Changing Jobs were very helpful. But health insurance is such an obscure and foreign topic that the whole book is useful, especially if you are beginning to deal with sick and aging parents like me- always best to be prepared! I got the book for my parents and am hoping that will help too.

Definitely a good book to read and have on hand!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you think you know health insurance, think again! February 9, 2012
Format:Paperback
Maura Carley's book is one of the most important books I have read on the subject of health insurance and what you need to do to protect yourself. The author knows the subject like no author I have ever read. The book is filled with real life examples of what can go wrong and what consumers can do to protect themselves. The complexity of health insurance, Medicare, etc., requires a level of knowledge and understanding that most of us don't have. It is the kind of book that after I read it, I recommended it to all my friends. I think you will do the same!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By J. Liu
Format:Paperback
As a young professional faced with healthcare choices for the first time, I found myself overwhelmed and confused with the multitude of varying plans and coverages. HI: NT&G taught me everything I needed to know to make the best choices regarding my healthcare. I especially appreciated the use of case studies and sample documents throughout the book. The examples helped me understand how the complexities of healthcare actually apply to real-life situations.

This book was a terrific read and will remain an invaluable reference in my library.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Everyone should read this Book December 5, 2012
By JMOC
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I've given this book to each of my siblings because they did not have a clue as to what could happen in this new, uncharted world of insurance. It's a mess out there! The author uses actual cases from her years of experience to illustrate the volatility of the healthcare insurance business and instruct the reader in ways to avoid the pitfalls. Simultaneously easy to read and frightening. There is an amazing amount of information about topics ranging from managing family members' insurance coverage to COBRA and includes excellent explanations of Medicare and the choices to be made.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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This book is an excellent resource and can help you protect your clients and your assets! This book will help you to be aware and to never assume anything when it comes to health insurance coverage. It would be a great gift for anyone who is retiring or making a major transition in their life! Check out the Healthcare Navigation Website for more information about the author, Maura Carley, and her business at [...].
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great current information February 12, 2012
Format:Paperback
Given everything that has changed in the world of healthcare recently, I was looking for something that was up to date with the current legislation. Most other options I found seemed very outdated, and many of them had information that was simply no longer accurate. This book is not only up to date, but has lots of good insights and also has real-world examples of potential pitfalls to watch out for. A+.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What you don't know can bankrupt you! February 12, 2012
By irenesc
Format:Paperback
These case histories are an eye opener.
My husband and I have always been covered by our company healthcare plan and had the benefits of an administrator we could talk to...We never fully read the limits of our health plan.
When we retired, we were confronted with decisions that had major coveraage and financial implications.
You realize after reading the book that you can incur major costs for not understanding the law and your coverage limitations.
Complying with Medicare regulations is only one example.
This book is a MUST READ on all counts.
Maura Carley clearly understands how to navigate the system we have and gives you a reality check with her case studies.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Handbook for Everyone December 6, 2012
Format:Paperback
Maura Carley's book addresses all the "hidden" issues we often do not think about when dealing with health insurance. She has learned this the hard way...through first-hand experience. Her tips with dealing with Social Security and Medicare are terrific. I highly recommend keeping this book handy as a reference.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars The only guarantees in life are death, taxes and not having any clue...
The only guarantees in life are death, taxes and not having any clue about health insurance. If you are one of the few that DO have a clue, like Maura, you are lucky. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Paul Millerd
5.0 out of 5 stars Extremely Helpful in Tough Situations!
This book is great! As an RN and a new professional health insurance is something you would assume all nurses know about but it is so confusing! Read more
Published 10 months ago by Joseph S.
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to follow and timely
I would recommend this book to expert and layman. It is in plain English and the real-life case studies are perfect.
Published 16 months ago by M. Flores
5.0 out of 5 stars "Must have" guidebook for American Healthcare consumers
Maura Carley's book is the much-needed practical guidebook for American healthcare consumers. In addition to portraying the bewildering complexity of the healthcare system, it... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Jacques Krasny
5.0 out of 5 stars Book helped us greatly!
Navigating Traps & Gaps by Maura Loughlin Carley helped my family make some big health insurance decisions. Read more
Published 16 months ago by M. Roberts
5.0 out of 5 stars Health Insurance: Navigating Traps & Gaps
No matter how much you think you know about health insurance you need to read Maura Carley's book before you decide which Medicare, Company Retirement Plans and Supplemental... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Michael Laughlin
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Resource
As a health care professional the well-being of my clients is my priority. The information and resources found in "Health Insurance: Navigating Traps and Gaps" have been crucial... Read more
Published 21 months ago by MEileenB
5.0 out of 5 stars Big help!
If you're changing jobs or insurance or turning 65, don't miss this book. It includes everything you need to know about YOUR health insurance decisions.
Published 21 months ago by jallen
5.0 out of 5 stars Invaluable resource for anyone navigating the mysterious waters of...
Healthcare Navigation contains essential information and real-life stories about healthcare and its pitfalls. Read more
Published 21 months ago by DMC
5.0 out of 5 stars Great resource!
This book is packed with great information. Well organized & clear. With healthcare in the news every day, I have reached for this book many times for definitions and context.
Published 22 months ago by sb12
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