Category Archives: Health Insurance Marketplaces

3 Proposals Allowing People to Keep Health Insurance Won’t Threaten Marketplaces

Three plans allowing people to keep their individual health insurance policies even if they don’t meet the requirements of the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) are unlikely to threaten new health insurance marketplaces, according to a new RAND Corporation study. … finish reading 3 Proposals Allowing People to Keep Health Insurance Won’t Threaten Marketplaces

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23 States Receive Over $307 Million in Bonuses for Enrolling Children in Health Coverage

Twenty-three states received over $307 million in bonuses for improving access to children’s health coverage and successfully enrolling low income, eligible children in Medicaid, according to CMS officials. The Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA) authorized the … finish reading 23 States Receive Over $307 Million in Bonuses for Enrolling Children in Health Coverage

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4 Times More Americans Enrolled in Health Insurance Marketplaces in November Than October

Nearly 365,000 Americans selected plans in the Health Insurance Marketplace (HIM) in October and November, and enrollment in November was more than four times greater than October’s reported federal enrollment number, according to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Almost 2 million … finish reading 4 Times More Americans Enrolled in Health Insurance Marketplaces in November Than October

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1 in 4 Uninsured Americans Plan to Remain That Way; Politics Influence Decisions

One in four uninsured Americans plan on paying the government fine imposed for not having insurance, a percentage that has remained the same in the last month, according to the latest results of a daily tracking Gallup poll that began … finish reading 1 in 4 Uninsured Americans Plan to Remain That Way; Politics Influence Decisions

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Public Awareness of Health Insurance Marketplaces Has Tripled Since October 1st Launch

Despite widespread difficulty accessing the online health insurance marketplaces, public awareness has tripled since their October 1st launch, and a majority of those unable to access them will try again, according to a new Commonwealth Fund survey. Sixty percent of … finish reading Public Awareness of Health Insurance Marketplaces Has Tripled Since October 1st Launch

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CMS Announces Major Savings for Medicare Beneficiaries

Medicare beneficiaries are seeing significant out-of-pocket savings due to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services (CMS). CMS officials say that the standard monthly Part B premiums will remain at $104.90 in 2014, … finish reading CMS Announces Major Savings for Medicare Beneficiaries

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Small Business Owners Value Choice of Plans for Employees

More than half of small business owners who currently provide their employees with health benefits are willing to offer a choice of health plans while paying a fixed cost, as long as the employee pays extra for a more expensive … finish reading Small Business Owners Value Choice of Plans for Employees

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Affordable Care Act Will Reduce Out-of-Pocket Medical Spending for Many Americans

While out-of-pocket medical expenses for most Americans will decline with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), newly insured consumers under an expanded Medicaid program will save the most money, according to a new RAND Corporation study. An estimated 11 million Americans … finish reading Affordable Care Act Will Reduce Out-of-Pocket Medical Spending for Many Americans

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4 Out of 5 Marketplace Health Plans Hold NCQA Accreditation

Almost 85 percent of the health plans offered in the Health Insurance Marketplaces that launched last week are accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). NCQA experienced a surge of nearly 60 health plan organizations seeking accreditation prior … finish reading 4 Out of 5 Marketplace Health Plans Hold NCQA Accreditation

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