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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.

Covered California, Redoubling Latino Enrollment Efforts

Covered California will "double-down" on its strategy to reach out to uninsured Latinos during a new enrollment period for health care under the state-run insurance exchange, the group's top executive said Monday.

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Exchange Bus Tour ‘Resonating’ With Californians as Open Enrollment Nears

Covered California officials this week are on a bus tour across the state -- stumping Thursday in La Habra and making multiple stops Friday in Los Angeles -- in preparation for Saturday's launch of the exchange's second open enrollment period.

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With Tight Enrollment Window, Consumers Seeking Coverage Should Sign Up Promptly

Smooth sailing. The administration promises and outside experts expect that this year's open enrollment period on the health insurance marketplaces will be markedly less glitchy and balky than last.

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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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