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This broad category includes articles concerning health insurance costs, carrier and health plan news, changing benefits technology, and surveys by the Kaiser Family Foundation and others on employee benefits.

Tax Preparers Brace to be Bearers of Bad Health Law News

Are you thinking about tax day yet? Your friendly neighborhood tax preparer is. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen declared this tax season one of the most complicated ever, and tax preparers from coast to coast are trying to get ready for the first year that the Affordable Care Act will show up on your tax form.

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GOP Vows to Repeal and Replace ObamaCare

Republicans vowed to repeal and replace ObamaCare following President Obama's State of the Union address, a speech that repeatedly touted the successes of the healthcare law.

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Limited Insurance Choices Frustrate Some Patients in California

When Dennie Wright went to sign up for Affordable Care Act insurance last year, it wasn't a hard decision.

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California Rejects UnitedHealth’s Bid to Sell Obamacare Statewide

California's Obamacare exchange rejected a bid from the nation's largest health insurer to start selling coverage statewide next year.

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Obamacare: Latino Enrollment Numbers in California Show Mixed Results

A retooled, multi-million-dollar marketing effort by the state's health care exchange to persuade more of the state's Latino residents to obtain insurance under the nation's health care law is showing mixed results, according to enrollment data released Thursday.

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Most Marketplace Customers Have New Filing Requirements This Tax Season

In addition to the normal thrills and chills of the income tax filing season, this year consumers will have the added excitement of figuring out how the health law figures in their 2014 taxes.

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Could Funding Woes Imperil Future of State-Run Exchanges?

Starting this month, state-run insurance exchanges are legally required by the healthcare reform law to be financially self-sustaining.

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By End of December 40,000 Nevadans Chose Plans Through

More than 40,000 Nevadans selected health insurance plans through the federal marketplace during the first month of the recent enrollment period — an increase from the number who signed up for through the problem-plagued state-run exchange during its initial period.

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Seniors Switching to Medicare Advantage, Study Finds

Medicare Advantage is a popular choice for seniors already enrolled in traditional Medicare.

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At Least 7.1M Signed Up for 2015 Obamacare Plans So Far

At least 7.1 million people so far have enrolled in 2015 health plans through Obamacare's insurance marketplaces, according to a pair of federal reports issued Tuesday.

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