Month: August 2015
In the last few days, Scott Walker and Marco Rubio released health care plans, and other Republican candidates are sure to follow soon.
As some of the nation’s largest health insurers plan to merge, a new report raises fresh concern over the lack of competition in the private Medicare market.
Sign-up season for President Barack Obama’s health care law doesn’t start for another couple of months, but the next few days are crucial for hundreds of thousands of customers at risk of losing financial aid when they renew coverage for 2016.
More than 2 million people with coverage on the health insurance exchanges may be missing out on subsidies that could lower their deductibles, copayments and maximum out-of-pocket spending limits, according to a new analysis by Avalere Health.
California’s Obamacare Exchange Criticized for not Fixing Enrollment, Tax Errors
In response to blistering criticism from a consumer group, California's Obamacare exchange vowed to fix longstanding enrollment and tax-related errors that have blocked consumers from getting coverage for months and left some with unforeseen bills.
Analysis Estimates 1 in 4 Employers Offering Health Benefits Could Be Affected by the ‘Cadillac Tax’ in 2018 if Current...
New projections from the Kaiser Family Foundation estimate that one in four employers (26%) offering health benefits could be subject to the Affordable Care Act’s tax on high-cost health plans, also known as the “Cadillac plan” tax, in 2018 unless they make changes to their plans.
A provision in the federal health reform law requires carriers to accept all small business customers, even if they don’t meet minimum participation or contribution requirements, during an annual open enrollment period from November 15 through December 31.
Consumer Group: Covered California Fails To Quickly Resolve IT Issues
On Thursday, the Health Consumer Alliance alleged that Covered California has failed to promptly resolve customer service issues, sometimes resulting in blocked access to care or the inability for individuals to finalize their tax returns, the AP/Washington Times reports.
Exchange Reconsiders Agent Rules for Medi-Cal Enrollment Assistance
Covered California is considering changing the requirement that contracted brokers and insurance agents must assist individuals enrolling in Medi-Cal without compensation when they are eligible.
For Republican leaders, one loaded phrase represents the difference between the party they are and the party they wish to be: “repeal and replace.”