Unintended Consequences of PPACA

State budget problems are so dire and rising health care costs so worrisome that some states are considering what may have been unthinkable just a year or two ago — opting out of the federal Medicaid program. The New York Times reported last week that Texas and a handful of other states are considering doing […]

Happy Thanksgiving

“Do not get tired of doing what is good. Don’t get discouraged and give up, for we will reap a harvest of blessing at the appropriate time.” – Galatians 6:9 Please take the time to thank a veteran or active duty serviceman for the sacrifices they make for us.

Development of the Tele-Health Industry

Knowing that most employers are struggling with rising premiums, increasing deductibles and lowered front-end benefits is one way of helping to offset the increases. There is a little known benefit that can be used to not only help the employer reduce their cost, it can also be seen by the employees as an actual increase […]

Life Insurance 101

Purchasing life insurance, particularly if you are the breadwinner in the family, should be a basic part of your financial planning.  This loss of income could devastate your family’s current situation and future plans.   Replacing the services of a non income earning spouse who’s a caregiver for children and possibly elderly parents, plus one who […]

A Month of Gratitude

In November we pause to celebrate and honor two very important holidays: Veterans Day and Thanksgiving Day. Without the service and sacrifices of our veterans and active duty military personnel, we would not have the freedoms we enjoy nor would we have the opportunity to celebrate and give thanks on our Thanksgiving Day. We all […]

Music City Marathon and Team PHG

Earlier this year, three of Preferred Health Group‘s management team competed in the 11th annual Music City Marathon. There were over 30,000 runners participating on April 24th making it the 2nd largest half marathon/marathon in the world. Bari Horton competed in the half marathon and Kirby Horton and Mike Blocher competed in the full marathon. […]

Post Election Review

Of all the issues in this year’s election, health care seemed to generate the most emotional debate. Democrats gambled on enacting a massive health care reform bill that has consistently generated negative results in the polls. It might be said that the one issue the electorate spoke to on November 2, beyond the economy, was […]

Does Your Savings Plan Need a Tune Up?

  It’s smart to take your vehicles in for regular maintenance visits to avoid a breakdown or costly repair.  Creating a similar maintenance schedule for your retirement savings plan is equally smart.  There are many choices for building a retirement nest egg:  stocks, bonds, real estate, high-yield savings accounts, etc.  Each choice has its pros […]