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Healthy Burger Recipes

Healthy Burger Recipes

This week in food, we had all kinds of healthy burger recipes for you to start grilling!

First up for Meatless Monday was a Portobello Mushroom Burger with Avocado Chimichurri for a burger that tastes meaty without the meat.

Portobello Mushroom Burger with Avocado Chimichurri and Capsule Kitchen Challenge


Try Tortilla Crusted Chipotle Salmon Sliders for a delicious and one-of-a-kind appetizer.

Tortilla Crusted Chipotle Salmon Sliders
Image and Recipe via How Sweet Eats


This Herbed Turkey Burger with Goat Cheese and Cranberry Sauce is pretty much Thanksgiving on a bun.

Herbed Turkey Burgers with Goat Cheese and Cranberry Sauce


Italian Meatball Burgers combine ground beef and sausage for a saucy family-favorite.

Italian Meatball Burgers


These Smoky Black Bean Beet Burgers are vegan, but still get crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.

Smoky Black Bean Beet Burgers
Image and Recipe via Minimalist Baker


Thai Tuna Burgers with Ginger-Lemon Mayonnaise are perfect served with a cucumber salad instead of pickles.

Thai Tuna Burgers with Ginger-Lemon Mayonnaise


Bacon Cheddar Chicken Burgers with Guacamole and BBQ Mayo are super easy when made with frozen chicken patties and are healthier than a beef option.

Bacon Cheddar Chicken Burgers with Guacamole and BBQ Mayo + a Grilling Package Giveaway


App Survey

What Do You Want On-the-Go?

We love the convenience of technology as much as you! We are excited to start work on a Health Alliance app that could give you the convenience of Your Health Alliance in the palm of your hand.

But first, we need your help!

Take our survey below and tell us which features would make the app most valuable to you.

Create your free online surveys with SurveyMonkey , the world’s leading questionnaire tool.

Don't Miss Your Deadline!

The End is Near: March 31, 2014

NPHIt’s crunch time, and tomorrow may be too late. We know you understand the definition of a deadline, but what happens if you miss March 31? In short, nothing good!

Let’s run through a few questions you might have about what this deadline really means and why waiting might mean less money in your bank account.

What happens if I don’t enroll in a plan by March 31?

After the deadline, an individual can no longer enroll in a plan. You’d have to:

  • Wait until the next Open Enrollment Period (in Fall 2015)
  • Qualify for a Special Enrollment Period (for example, marriage or the birth of a child).

On top of that, you have to pay a tax penalty. And that doesn’t mean you’re covered, you’ll still have to pay 100% of your medical costs!

If I wait until the end of March to enroll, will I have to pay the tax penalty? I’ve heard if my gap in coverage is more than 3 months, I still have to pay.

As long as you’ve completed the application process by March 31, an exemption will keep you from having to pay a penalty on your 2015 tax returns.If you want to learn more about this exemption, visit the CMS’s Enrollment Period FAQ.

Does enrolling in a Short-Term plan save me from the tax penalty?

No. Individuals on short-term plans will pay the penalty on their 2015 tax return (unless they meet an exemption).

Can I change my plan after March 31?

No. You’ll have to wait until the 2015 Open Enrollment Period to make changes to your plan.

The only exception to this rule is adding a newborn. You have about a month to add your new little bundle of joy to your plan.

You can cancel your plan at any time, but depending how long you go without coverage, you may have to pay a penalty.

How will the government really know whether I have insurance?

Great question. When you submit your federal taxes in 2015, the forms will have a new question about health insurance coverage. Health insurance companies, like Health Alliance, will also have to send the IRS info about who has a coverage with us.

You still have time to enroll in a plan.  And we’re here to help you find one that fits your needs (yes, even if it’s in the last 10 minutes!)