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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...

Finally, some good news. According to health insurance coverage estimates reported by the U.S. Census Bureau, Louisiana showed the most substantial decrease in the number of people without health insurance last year! Louisiana was said to have the lowest rate of uninsured residents out of...

AWS knows how expensive health insurance can be and we want to help ensure that your health is cared for. Adults ages 19 to 64 with incomes up to 138% of the federal poverty level are eligible for Medicaid coverage. If you are a single...

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,...

PENALTIES FOR ALL EMPLOYERS   Employers Sponsoring Group Health Plans Employer Payment Plans Prohibited Employer payment plans—arrangements under which an employer reimburses an employee for some or all of the premium expenses incurred for an individual health insurance policy, or uses its funds to directly pay the premium for...

As you may know, Medicaid is expanding in Louisiana on July 1, 2016, impacting an estimated 400,000 people. Knowing how this will affect you and your family could be extremely important. There is currently no system in place to automatically cancel or adjust coverage to those...

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...

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.