Paul Zane Pilzer

  

  





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"In his latest book, “The New Health Insurance Solution,” published in September by John Wiley & Sons, Pilzer argues (not surprisingly) that most Americans—at least, those without pre-existing conditions—can save money by choosing individual policies over those offered by their employers."
                                  
Newsweek, October 4, 2005

"Individual insurance is by and large the way to go for most people, but most people are clueless about how to buy individual insurance, The big change is that this year a company can give you an allowance and say 'Go buy your own [individual insurance], tax-free, and I'll reimburse you for it.'"
                             
, Paul Zane Pilzer, CNN Live!, October 8, 2005

"The real question for those considering an HSA is: 'Do I want a high-deductible health insurance plan?' says Paul Zane Pilzer, co-founder of Extend Benefits, a health-care services provider in Salt Lake City."
 
, The Wall St. Journal, September 25, 2005

"Some employers, for example, are charging extra to cover employees' family members.  People in this type of situation might find they could fare better with a high-deductible plan purchased on the individual market."
 
, The Wall St. Journal, September 25, 2005

"Most people don’t understand Cobra. For example, when you’re fired or quit, you’re entitled under federal law to the equivalent of three-and-a-half months of free Cobra. But your employer doesn’t tell you about this."
       , CBN: The 700 Club with Pat Robertson, December 5, 2005

"Well, ladies and gentlemen, the book is called The New Health Insurance Solution, Paul Zane Pilzer. It’s widely quoted these days; Forbes was talking about it just the other day. And I think this is something that you need to get. It’s a real service to the country. And ladies and gentlemen, one more time, The New Health Insurance Solution. You ought to take advantage of it."
       , CBN: The 700 Club with Pat Robertson, December 5, 2005

"The solution for healthy self-employed individuals is simple, according to author Paul Zane Pilzer. These folks should buy a high-deductible individual or family policy that is qualified to be paired with a health savings account, he says."
                               , Forbes Magazine, December 12, 2005

"Choose this [COBRA] only as a very last resort," says Paul Zane Pilzer, author of The New Health Insurance Solution (John Wiley & Sons, 2005). "It is expensive and it is temporary. If you develop a health condition while on it, you could be prevented from getting permanent affordable health insurance."
                               , Forbes Magazine, December 12, 2005 

"Most people considering early retirement should stop participating in their group health insurance plan, if they have one, when they are healthy," says Pilzer. "Instead, buy your own policy. Your employer might chip in toward the cost (some employers give cash rewards to employees who opt out of the company plan after showing evidence of alternative coverage)."
                               , Forbes Magazine, December 12, 2005

"He [Pilzer] co-founded Salt Lake City's Extend Benefits LLC, which works with clients like Continental Airlines and AutoNation to provide individual insurance plans for their workers.  In mid-October, former America Online chief Steve Case's venture, Revolution Health Group, bought two-thirds of Extend."        
                  
, IBD, October 31, 2005

"Paul Zane Pilzer offers living proof that even economists can have trouble finding good health insurance. He's since authored the book...And now, he's among those championing a Congressional bill, the Health Care Choice Act, which would allow individual health insurance to be sold across state lines."
       , New York Daily News, November 15, 2005

"Workers with serious illnesses will pay more than their colleagues, but business owners no longer have to worry that switching to individual plans will leave some employees uninsured. 'Small firms can often work out an arrangement to give these [less healthy] workers a little extra and still do very well,' says economist Paul Z. Pilzer, author of The New Health Insurance Solution: How to Get Cheaper, Better Coverage Without a Traditional Employer Plan."
   
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Business Week Online, December 5, 2005 

"Paul Zane Pilzer, an economist and author of The New Health Insurance Solution, argues that with savings like that, employers should move toward canceling their group policies and encourage all of their employees to purchase their insurance individually."
                                            , Inc. Magazine,
December 2005

"For Paul Pilzer, an economist based in Salt Lake City who advised both President Reagan and the first President Bush, and author of ''The New Health Insurance Solution: How to Get Cheaper, Better Coverage Without a Traditional Employer Plan" (John Wiley & Sons), reducing the ranks of the uninsured requires putting a lid on healthcare spending-now nearly $2 trillion a year. 'Let consumers spend their own money, and we will eliminate a lot of waste,' notes Pilzer, who argues that patients often opt for unnecessary drugs or medical test s simply because their health plans foot the bulk of the bill."
                        
, Boston Globe, October 16, 2005

"The New Health Insurance Solution is a handbook and guide designed to help a reader get the best possible insurance plan. In a book loaded with helpful information and advice, Pilzer shows readers the ins and outs of how to find the right plan, without falling into the pit of spending too much money and not getting enough coverage."
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Houston Chronicle, October 16, 2005

"There is a major earthquake coming," says Paul Zane Pilzer. "The individual insurance market showed up overnight. If you explain the cost savings to small employers, they immediately stampede for them. This can be the ultimate defined contribution health care rather than defined benefit." 
                                     
, Benefits News, November 2005

"Pilzer promises that health care can be comprehensive and affordable for those who understand the system."
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Buzzle Magazine, November 2, 2005

"The New Health Insurance Solution is the definitive guide to the new ways every American can now get affordable health care—without an employer."
                      , SeniorCitizens.com, November 9, 2005
 


 
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