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Bigger, Better, Stronger

Failure, Setback, Frustration – those are words none of like this think about or experience.  But in reality, it is going to happen.  Life doesn’t happen in a linear fashion, it is a series of ups and downs, with the goal to continue on an upward trajectory. I have experienced more than my share of setbacks in the past year, but through it all, I try to keep my eyes focused forward and upward, not looking back.  When I do look back, I try to do it through the lens of evaluating what I did right and what I did wrong to affect the ultimate outcome. You often hear the term “fail faster” to indicate that if you aren’t failing, you aren’t trying.  Despite the truth in those words, it… Read more »

Olympic Crest Insurance Now Offers Pet Insurance

At Olympic Crest Insurance, our pets are members of the family, and as such deserve the bet medical care.  Healthy Paws Pet Insurance covers your pets – for a lifetime.  Our pet health insurance plan pays on your actual veterinary bill and covers injuries, illnesses, emergencies, genetic conditions and much more.  

LEGAL ALERT – Senate Republicans Release Updated Discussion Draft of ACA Repeal Bill

On Thursday, June 22, 2017, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky released a 142-page healthcare “Discussion Draft” of legislation, called the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 (BCRA), which is the Senate version of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) “repeal-and-replace” legislation American Health Care Act (AHCA) passed by the U.S. House of Representatives last month.  An updated “Discussion Draft” of the BCRA was released on June 26, 2017 with the intention of calling for a vote on the bill before the Fourth of July recess. However, Senator McConnell had to delay that vote after it became clear that it would not get the 51 votes required under the Budget Reconciliation rules to pass.  A further updated Discussion Draft of the BCRA was released on July 13, 2017. For more… Read more »

Washington State Passes Paid Family & Medical Leave Law that will Affect ALL Employers

On Wednesday July 5, 2017, Governor Jay Inslee signed a bill into law that will make Washington the fifth state in the nation to require paid family and medical leave for employees.  The bill is set to take effect on 1/1/2020 and provides the most generous benefits of its kind in the country.  This will have implications for employers of all sizes.   Overview Under the new law, Washington workers will be entitled to take up to 12 weeks of paid leave for the birth or adoption of a child, to care for a severely ill family member, or to deal with the worker’s own serious health condition.  A Washington employee will also be able to take paid leave in connection with certain military exigencies for example a short notice… Read more »

The Single-Payer Tornado

Have you ever wondered if a single-payer healthcare system would just be easier and more affordable for everyone?  If you are in favor of eliminating freedom to choose your provider, where you receive care and limiting access to prescription drugs, then this may be the answer. Here is a illuminating infographic which illustrates the actual impact of this type of system.

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Welcome to our new website. We are proud to launch a new platform that improves the usability and accessibility of our website. Stay tuned as we will be regularly updating our blog with relevant information and resources for all of your business and individual insurance needs.