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Compliance & Regulations

This section focuses on health care compliance and regulations – both national and state – including the ACA. It includes changes in health care law, regulation, and court decisions and their impact on health insurance professionals, employers, and individuals.

Regulators Struggle With Obamacare’s Narrow Networks Problem

President Obama's healthcare law has provided an economic case study on the tradeoffs between cost and access.

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Early Results: Average 2015 Exchange Premiums Decline Slightly

In preliminary but encouraging news for consumers and taxpayers, insurance filings show that average premiums will decline slightly next year in 16 major cities for a benchmark Obamacare plan.

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Young Adults May Be Less Likely to Use ED When Insured

Having access to health insurance is slowing the rate of young adults who head to the emergency department for care, a new study suggests.

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Companies Race to Adjust Health-care Benefits as Affordable Care Act Takes Hold

Large businesses expect to pay between 4 and 5 percent more for health-care benefits for their employees in 2015 after making adjustments to their plans, according to employer surveys conducted this summer.

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Rural Enrollment Presents Continuing Health Law Challenges

Americans living in rural areas will be a key target as states and nonprofit groups strategize how to enroll more people in health law insurance plans this fall.

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Hackers Breach Security of

Hackers breached security at the website of the government's health insurance marketplace,, but did not steal any personal information on consumers, Obama administration officials said Thursday.

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D.C. Appeals Court to Review Decision Imperiling Obamacare Subsidies

President Obama's lawyers have won a second chance to stop a lawsuit that has the potential to unravel the national healthcare law and its system of insurance subsidies.

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Prop 45 Threatens California’s Health Reform Success Story

Nearly one and a half million Californians signed up for health insurance coverage during the first year of health care reform.

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Covered California: 98K Face Losing Coverage

About 98,000 California families must verify their immigration status by Sept. 30 or lose their health coverage, the state's insurance exchange announced Thursday.

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Health Care Spending Forecast To Increase Modestly In Next Decade

National health spending will increase modestly over the next decade, propelled in part by the gradual rebound of the U.S. economy and the growing ranks of Americans who became insured under the health law, government actuaries projected Wednesday.

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