ACA/Health Reform Posts

Brokerage M&A Deals Soar to New Heights

January 16, 2018

There was a 31% increase in merger and acquisition activity among insurance brokers in 2017, to a record 604 from 2016’s 461, Optis Partners L.L.C. said in a report Tuesday. Read More

DMHC Demands 9 Health Plans Transfer 600,000 Patients From Troubled Medical Group

January 9, 2018

In an unusual move, state regulators are ordering nine health plans to terminate their contracts with Employee Health Systems Medical Group Inc. and transfer 600,000 patients to different health care providers, after a company affiliated with Employee Health Systems was accused of blocking patients' access to specialists to hold down costs. Read More

What Employers Need to Know About the Association Health Plan Proposal

January 9, 2018

Since the Affordable Care Act went into effect, employers in the small group health insurance market (generally, employers with 50 employees or less) have faced rising costs and limited coverage options. This is because, under the ACA, the small group and individual markets require plans to include essential health benefits and community rating. Read More

Profit Outlook Brightens For ObamaCare Insurers

January 9, 2018

The ObamaCare doomsday scenario that many Republicans and Democrats predicted for 2018 is unlikely to come to pass, with insurers having adapted to the uncertainty that marked President Trump’s first year in office.   Read More