$95 Won’t Convince Nannies to Buy Health Insurance

Nannies that Don’t File Taxes Won’t Be Able to Get Government Subsidized Health Insurance (But They Might Qualify for Medicaid) Here are the State-by-State Premiums Under the Health Care Law published in the New York Times. I’ve often tried to explain the benefits of paying taxes to nannies who prefer to be paid in cash. […]

Obamacare and Nannies: Sign-Up Time for Obamacare

Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act begins October 1, 2013. All uninsured Americans will be required to have insurance coverage as of January 1, 2014. The Affordable Care Act (ACA), provides a new way to buy insurance through a health insurance marketplace so can you easily compare insurance options. If you have health insurance […]

Do You Have Paid Sick Days?

Have Your Employers Paid for Medical Expenses When Hurt on the Job? Yesterday we started discussing the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights (CDWBR). This bill guarantees equal right to a safe and healthy workplace. Domestic workers are currently excluded from protection under California’s Occupational Safety & Health Act (CAL-OSHA). The CDWBR would extend CAL-OSHA protection […]

Nannies and Healthcare Reform Part IV

The Elderly and Death PanelsBy Polly Sci We have been discussing healthcare reform. Changes in Medicare could alter how seniors use healthcare services, at least as outlined in House versions of the bill. Current proposals attempt to promote preventive services and medical screenings by eliminating co-payments for those services. The purpose of this approach is […]

Healthcare Reform for Nannies Part II

What About Death Panels? What About the Disabled?By PollyPsi Today we will continue our discussion of proposed healthcare changes that we started last week (click here to see article last week) by focusing on how a revised system might impact a typical family. Recently, a well known former United States Vice Presidential candidate stated that […]

Healthcare Reform and Nannies

Nannies have been emailing and calling Be the Best Nanny Newsletter asking to clarify what President Obama’s speech last night about healthcare reform meant. One nanny said on our voicemail, “I am more confused now than before.” Currently our October 2009 Be the Best Nanny Newsletter monthly poll (which can be found on the top, […]

How Will Healthcare Reform Affect You?

Many nannies are scared about what might happen if there is healthcare reform. That is why the Be the Best Nanny Newsletter October monthly poll asks nannies about healthcare. We want your input. We want to know, if you work as a nanny do you have health insurance? Do you get health insurance as a […]

NANNY & AU PAIR HEALTH CARE SERIES

The Difference Between KNOW and NO Have you left the doctor’s office uncertain of exactly what the diagnosis is, what tests were done, and what current and future treatment is recommended? Whether for yourself or for your charges that is unacceptable. Know what was done, why it was done, and what to expect when you […]

WORKING WITH HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS

The ONE Thing Ideally, each interaction with a health care professional, whether physician or pharmacist, will be with the same person you have seen previously. That person will be knowledgeable about the patient’s past medical history and have personal concern for the patient. Plus, the patient and caregiver would have a degree of comfort and […]