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No waiting period for state insurance signup

We’ve been advising consumers that they can’t buy plans through the state exchange until Nov. 15, unless they have a qualifying life event such as a relocation, birth or marriage. Although that’s still the case, the state Insurance Division recently asked us to remind Nevadans they can buy off of the state’s Nevada Health Link exchange at any time.

Query: Are there better deals than workplace coverage?

Who hasn’t wanted to shop around a little bit? In this case, a local reader wants to know if people with workplace coverage can look for better deals outside the office. We also help a computer-averse consumer find ways to reach actual human beings in her quest to change her coverage.

Capitalize on being micromanaged

If you’re being micromanaged or you think you are, try something new. View this as an opportunity to help you. You can convince yourself that the behavior isn’t personal once you understand it and become aware of its prevalence. Then you can capitalize on it.

Foundations, banks, chambers make donations

The NV Energy Foundation contributed $1.2 million to 37 nonprofit organizations statewide during the second quarter of 2014. Grants were given to 17 Southern Nevada organizations, including Three Square Food Bank, United Way of Southern Nevada – Project Reach, Spread the Word Nevada, the Las Vegas Veteran’s Memorial and Friends of Nevada Wilderness.