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Insurance, accounting discussed with Ellsworth Chamber

Ashley Flett, left, of Compass Insurance and Carolyn Gaslin of Gaslin Accounting spoke to Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce members Thursday about topics ranging from health care insurance coverage to business depreciation schedules. (Herald photo by Bill Kirk)

A representative from each of a local insurance business and an accounting business discussed related matters with Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce members Thursday.

Ashley Flett of Compass Insurance reminded those attending her former employer before she bought Compass was previous Chamber President Rich O’Connell. Flett talked about, the process in applying for a subsidy credit and how deductibles can be lowered by as much as from $5,000, which the typical family can easily see, to as low as $500. The deadline is at the end of March.

Although four million people have signed up for the health care coverage offering about which Flett spoke, she said a sign-up of six million is projected. Besides two health plans to which she referred, WPS and Medica are also available. However, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, a major company, is cancelling out of this area.

She reported prescription drug plans are becoming mandatory for people when they turn age 65.

For more please read the March 5 print version of the Herald. 

Bill Kirk

Bill Kirk was editor of the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth, from 1988 to February, 2015 and is now on staff as a reporter. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He previously worked in the media distribution department at the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus and is past editor of The Tri-County News in Osseo, Wisconsin.

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