American health care turned on its head by Amazon, JPMorgan and Berkshire Hathaway

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The three companies are entering into a partnership to address medical care issues for their US employees. Amazon, JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway have announced that they will be working together to discover ways to improve American health care for their U.S. employees. The goal will be to boost their worker satisfaction while lowering costs related to illness and care. The three giants will be looking to offer better American health care to their employees by way of an independent company. That firm will be free from incentives and restrictions…

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CVS Health to acquire Aetna in a $69 billion bid

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The retail pharmacy and health care company could create a significant shift in the insurance industry. CVS Health has made a serious bid to buy insurance giant Aetna for a price tag of about $69 billion. Should this acquisition close, it could push the retail chain further into the health care industry while offering a key client significant protection. The announcement of the health insurance company’s acquisition was made at the start of this week. This acquisition will have CVS Health Corp. paying approximately $207 in cash and stock for…

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Trump says health insurance executive order will offer “great, great” coverage

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The President has promised Americans that their options will improve once he reduces policy restrictions. President Donald Trump says that once his health insurance executive order is signed, Americans will see more plan options. The order is designed to reduce restrictions for policy buying across state lines. The executive order will be signed likely this week, said Trump when speaking from the Oval Office. The specific details of the health insurance executive order have not yet been released. Trump said it was “very simple in one way, but intricate in…

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Abortion insurance coverage limits passed in Texas House

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Women in the state will need to pay an additional health plan premium to include non-emergency abortions. Texas abortion insurance coverage will soon involve an additional health plan premium for women who want this added protection. The Texas House recently passed a new bill. It would mean that non-emergency abortions, what opposition are referring to as “rape insurance” will require women to pay more. House Bill 214 received early approval in Texas making it more likely that women will need to pay more for elective abortions. The additional abortion insurance…

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Kentucky insurance exchange offers only one option for many health plan shoppers

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Residents of several of the state’s counties will have only one coverage option to choose next year. The Kentucky insurance exchange will continue to have health plan options for consumers across the state. That said, residents of some counties will have only one coverage option to buy. The recently released county level map of the state illustrated the 2018 health insurance company participation. That said, despite the fact that some people have exceptionally limited options on the Kentucky insurance exchange, they are considering themselves lucky when compared to counties in…

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Anthem health insurance plans leaving Ohio exchange in 2018

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The insurer announced that it will not participate in the state’s ACA marketplace next year. One of the largest insurers in the United States, Anthem health insurance, announced its intention to exit the Ohio ACA exchange next year. While the company is large, very few people will be affected by the departure. Only about 10,500 Ohioans have health plans with Anthem, residing in only one fifth of the state’s counties. While the Anthem health insurance exit from the exchange is a small one when all is said and done, it…

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Aetna insurance jobs open up for over 300 people

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The insurer has announced that a number of spots are opening up for new hires to work from home. Aetna insurance jobs have opened up in a wave for people who are seeking to start or continue a career in the industry without having to face a commute. This is becoming an increasingly common type of position in the insurance industry as Cigna, one of Aetna’s rivals, also hires people who work from home. The health insurance company is showing that it understands why its teams might like staying at…

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Aetna health insurance withdrawing from ACA exchanges next year

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The company has announced its departure from all marketplaces across the country in 2018. A number of large insurers have stepped out of certain specific marketplaces, but Aetna health insurance is backing out of the entire country. The health insurance company had already withdrawn from certain states, but this move is nationwide. Aetna health insurance will be taking on a complete removal from the Affordable Care Act’s marketplaces next year. It recently announced its decision as a result of ongoing financial losses. The insurer also cited uncertainty as to the…

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Health insurance deadlines extended in many states to support insurers

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Providers are being given more time to make their filings due to uncertainty with legislation. The Affordable Care Act continues to stand as it was despite Trumps efforts to repeal it, leading states to extend health insurance deadlines. Without any certainty regarding the White House’s strategy to change legislation, states are giving insurance companies more time to submit their 2018 rates. Among those states include New Hampshire, Colorado and Kentucky, which have moved deadlines to June. The health insurance deadlines in those states had previously been in April or May.…

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Humana intends to step out of Affordable Care Act insurance exchanges

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The health insurer announced that it would no longer be selling individual plans on the public marketplace in 2018. Humana announced that it would no longer sell health insurance through the exchanges created through the Affordable Care Act. It will be withdrawing from the marketplace in 2018. With this withdrawal comes the first exit from the exchanges by a major health insurance company. As could be expected, President Trump grabbed the opportunity to tweet about the Affordable Care Act. He said Humana’s withdrawal was further evidence that The ACA needed…

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