Governor Polis announces massive Colorado health insurance exchange premiums drop

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Across the state, consumers will experience an average cost reduction of 18.2 percent on plans. Governor Jared Polis recently announced a tremendous 18.2 percent average Colorado health insurance exchange premiums reduction for 2020. This will apply to state residents who purchase theirhealth plans through the Affordable Care Act marketplace. This is expected to provide over 200,000 Colorado residents with premiums relief. This premiums reduction affects only consumers who purchase their coverage through the Colorado health insurance exchange. It does not impact those who receive their coverage from the government or…

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Generation X buys more pet insurance policies than any other generation

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Most people who purchase veterinary health plans for their furry family members have age in common. The average age of people who have purchased pet insurance policies is 43 years old. Moreover, those with coverage for their dogs and cats often have other features in common, too. Most people who have this coverage receive it through their employers and are married. The stats were presented by EverythingBenefits, following an analysis of demographic data regarding workers using the pet insurance policies offered as a part of the benefits provided by their…

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Scooter insurance may not be included in your home or auto policies

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Those enjoying one of these convenient electric devices may want to be aware of their coverage. Scooter insurance – or the lack thereof – is a rising concern now that these electric devices are increasing in popularity. Of course, it’s not necessarily their popularity that is leading to the concerns. Instead, it is the rise in traffic accidents, head injuries, and even fatalities associated with adding them to traffic. Many riders don’t realize that their electric mobility option may not be covered under their insurance. Electric scooters are taking off…

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Trump to issue health care price transparency executive order today

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The president is expected to require insurers and doctors to disclose care costs. Later today, President Donald Trump plans to issue an executive order for health care price transparency. The purpose is to require doctors and insurance companies to disclose their health care prices. Industry groups have been vocally opposed to the president’s intention to sign the executive order. The Wall Street Journal reported that Trump intends to issue the order for health care price transparency regardless of industry resistance. The order will specifically direct federal agencies to launch guidance…

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Michigan auto insurance law does not guarantee drivers savings, says official

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Motorists have been hopeful that the much-needed changes would make a difference, but it’s not assured. Drivers have been waiting for a new Michigan auto insurance law to help control high and rising premiums in the state. However, according to one official, motorists should not consider the savings to be guaranteed. The personal injury protection (PIP) system has made Michigan rates the highest in the country. The new Michigan auto insurance law does not provide any new assurances that the extra costs from additional required liability coverage would be offset…

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Pennsylvania takes steps to take control over its online health insurance exchange

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The state is making moves to form its own marketplace instead of relying on the federal government. Pennsylvania is taking initial steps to take over control of its own health insurance exchange. From 2014 until now, it has been participating in the federal marketplace. Pennsylvania is hoping to reduce the cost of health insurance by launching its own ACA exchange. The goal of the move to Pennsylvania’s own health insurance exchange is to reduce the cost of coverage to consumers. The idea is to make a state-based Affordable Care Act…

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Is Your Health Insurance Company Tracking Your Diet and Exercise Habits?

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Vitality Health is using big data and the Internet of Things to learn more about customer lifestyles. A health insurance company is considering using similar tracking concepts to the auto coverage industry. Vitality Health believes that its policyholders will be willing to exchange their healthy lifestyle data for incentives. The idea is to reward those with healthier lifestyles with discounts, thereby encouraging healthier habits. The health insurance company is hoping to change the way people are viewing wellness. They are aiming to offer discounts to individuals who live healthier lifestyles.…

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