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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.

SHOP Enrollment Fell Far Short of Expectations, GAO Finds

Small-business enrollment on new insurance marketplaces set up under the president's health-care law has fallen well short of the administration's expectations, according to government report released Thursday.

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Surprises Lurk for People Re-Enrolling on

In a twist, an influx of lower-priced health plans on could lead many Americans to pay more for coverage next year thanks to smaller insurance tax credits.

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Knowledge Gap May Hinder Needed Help for Uninsured

An information gap could keep the Affordable Care Act from helping those who really need the law's help.

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How Employers Are Getting Ready For Open Enrollment

Some large employers will face penalties if they don't offer workers health insurance in 2015.

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New Opens Early to Allow for Review of Plans

The Obama administration said Sunday that consumers could shop for health insurance and compare their options on starting Monday, even before the open enrollment period formally begins five days later.

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Covered California Predicts Obamacare Exchange Will Enroll 1.7 Million in Second Year

Covered California, the Obamacare exchange that led the nation during its first year with about 1.2 million enrollees, predicts the tally will jump to 1.7 million in year two - a 500,000 increase, more than many states netted in total last time around.

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Voter Registration Training: New Covered California Agent Requirement

Under federal and state law, Certified Insurance Agents (CIAs) are required to offer Covered California consumers assistance with registering to vote.

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Prop. 45 Could Interfere With Covered California, Opponents Say

Opponents of Proposition 45 say the measure, which would give the state insurance commissioner authority over proposed health insurance rates, could interfere with Covered California.

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Covered California Announces Proposed Rates for 2015 Small Business Health Options Program

Health insurance premiums for Covered California's Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) have been proposed and submitted to state regulators.

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Obama Administration Closing Health law Loophole For Plans Without Hospitalization

Moving to close what many see as a major loophole in Affordable Care Act rules, the Obama administration will ban large-employer medical plans from qualifying under the law if they don't offer hospitalization coverage.

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