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Do you know about short-term health insurance? Annual enrollment for the individual health care marketplace is nearly upon us. The enrollment period starts Nov. 1 and brings with it significant changes to the health care law and offerings in the marketplace. Fortunately, this year, federal...

Do you need health insurance tips? This year's Open Enrollment Period is November 8th to December 15th. That means there are only 45 days to shop for coverage. Compared to years past, this enrollment period is shorter. This shorter period is not the only aspect...

On March 23rd, 2010, the Affordable Care Act was signed into law. This gave American families and businesses more control over their health care by providing great benefits and protections for family members and employees. During the health reform debate, President Obama made it clear...

Health insurance, to put it simply, is not simple. While health insurance can be almost invaluable to many people, there is still a sizable population who do not understand how to acquire or use it. With the attention on health care in the public sphere,...

Every year, people pay upwards of thousands in premium payments for a health insurance plan in case of a medical emergency, though some payers hardly ever need the medical care. With the increased focus on healthcare, there can be some apprehension over whether the money...

Obamacare has been a controversial piece of legislation since it was enacted six years ago by President Barack Obama. As we have written previously, there is trouble brewing for the current legislation. The gutting of the “risk corridors” provision by the Republican Congress means that Obamacare...

The Affordable Care Act has been hotly contested since President Obama signed it into law in March of 2010. Despite the monumental efforts of Republican lawmakers, speeches by Tea Party members, and even Supreme Court cases it may be a small rider inserted into a...

Supreme Court Health Care Ruling Brings Relief to Louisiana Residents. "Plans would have become unaffordable for the vast majority of people." [caption id="attachment_2275" align="alignnone" width="300"] Supreme Court Health Care Ruling[/caption] For the nearly 138,000 Louisianians who receive federal subsidies through the Affordable Care Act, the June 25th decision...

By now, you've definitely heard of  The Affordable Care Act. This year, in addition to worrying about forms W-2 or 1099 during tax season, most healthcare Marketplace customers have new filing requirements. Starting last year, the law required individuals to have essential health coverage or...

Melinda Martin

Account Executive

Melinda began her insurance career in 1985 with Alexander & Alexander where she received her Property & Casualty and Life & Health license. Since then she has worked at various agencies in the New Orleans area and in California as a senior account manager for Employee Benefit Plans.  While in California, she was also the Membership Director for the Burbank Chamber of Commerce. Melinda joined the AWS team in July of 2015.

Michael A. Seeling

Vice President

Graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a B.A. in Insurance Risk Management and is a graduate of Archbishop Rummel High School in New Orleans. He joined AWS in October of 2008 and has been awarded the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Certification (PPACA). Additionally, he is working towards his Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), Registered Health Underwriter (RHU), and Registered Employee Benefits Consultant (REBC) designations. He is also a member of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU), National Association of Insurance Financial Advisors (NAIFA), and is an active member of the Fore!Kids foundation.