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Keeping Old Health Policy Isn’t an Option For Thousands

Keeping Old Health Policy Isn’t an Option For Thousands

Health insurance companies are sending notices of cancellation to hundreds of thousands of people who buy their own coverage, frustrating some consumers who want to keep what they have and forcing others to buy more expensive policies. Insurers say the cancellations are necessary because the policies fall short of what the Affordable Care Act [...]

CA Republicans Put Politics Aside for Health Insurance Marketplace Education

CA Republicans Put Politics Aside for Health Insurance Marketplace Education

As congressional Republicans stand resolute against the 3-year-old heath care reform amid a government shutdown, California Republican legislators — even those who oppose the law — are marking its launch by setting aside politics at a series of meetings designed to dispel constituent confusion. The events differ dramatically from the raucous [...]

Full Steam Ahead for Obama Healthcare Law

Full Steam Ahead for Obama Healthcare Law

Brushing aside GOP opponents and the threat of a federal shutdown, Obama urges Americans to start checking out new health insurance plans. Administration officials emphasized that a government shutdown would not prevent the federal website for enrolling in health coverage — http://www.healthcare.gov — from going live at 8 a.m Eastern time [...]

Bumpy Start for New Obamacare Insurance Markets

Bumpy Start for New Obamacare Insurance Markets

The online insurance marketplaces created by President Obama’s healthcare law got off to a bumpy start Tuesday as some consumers were kicked off web portals and several states reported glitches that slowed enrollment on the first day Americans were supposed to be able to sign up for coverage. The website for accessing federally run [...]

Affordable Health Coverage Key to Attracting Uninsured Young Invincibles

Affordable Health Coverage Key to Attracting Uninsured Young Invincibles

HEALTHCARE • Affordable Health Coverage Key to Attracting Uninsured Young Invincibles • Insurers in Calif. Health Exchange Limit Providers • A Great Argument For Disability Benefits NEW PRODUCTS • Stop Loss Cancer Rider • Partnership Program for 401(k) Consultants • Dental Plans that Meet ACA Requirements • Health [...]

Health Exchange Needs Participation to Succeed

Health Exchange Needs Participation to Succeed

A perfect storm could hit California’s new health care exchange if people don’t opt in, starting this year. That’s according to a panel of health care experts. Under the Affordable Care Act, individuals and small businesses can start enrolling in the Covered California health care exchange Oct. 1. The primary concern is what could happen if [...]

Health Agents Concerned but Covered California Promises to be Ready Oct. 1

Health Agents Concerned but Covered California Promises to be Ready Oct. 1

Depending on who is talking, the Affordable Care Act health insurance enrollment starting Oct. 1 will be exciting or chaotic. Philanthropy director Naomi Brauner is excited about plans to train a dozen people to become "certified application counselors," helping people enroll in health insurance plans made possible by the Affordable Care [...]

ACA Not Expected to Cause a Widespread Increase in Individual Premiums

ACA Not Expected to Cause a Widespread Increase in Individual Premiums

HEALTH CARE • ACA Not Expected to Cause a Widespread Increase in Individual Premiums • Consumers Don’t Expect a Lot from the Exchanges • Large U.S. Employers Expect Health Benefit Costs to Rise • Census Bureau Offers Health Insurance Coverage Estimates IN CALIFORNIA • Great-West Appoints Sales Director VISION PLAN NEWS • ACA [...]

Covered California Enrollment Website May Not be Ready by Oct. 1

Covered California Enrollment Website May Not be Ready by Oct. 1

Less than six weeks before the launch of a major healthcare overhaul, California officials are scrambling to get their online enrollment system ready in time. Thursday, the state's new health insurance marketplace said its website may not be fully operational Oct. 1 when consumer enrollment begins under the Affordable Care Act. But officials [...]

Feds Ease Income Verification for Exchanges

Feds Ease Income Verification for Exchanges

The federal government recently said states won’t have to verify the personal income of people receiving Obamacare, at least not in the beginning. The regulation change came earlier this month and applies to people expected to receive tax credits to help buy insurance through health reform’s newly created marketplaces. Originally, the feds [...]

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