Health insurance cost is leading concern for consumers

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Choice is not as high up on the importance list when it comes to health plan shoppers. A federal analysis revealed the top concern as health insurance cost among consumers shopping for coverage. Millions of people purchase their health plans on the insurance exchanges in order to comply with the Affordable Care Act. Their top goal when buying health insurance is to be able to save money on the plan they purchase. Several different factors were taken into consideration when examining the issues that mean the most to consumers. Health…

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Health insurance provision delay could be a costly measure

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Health insurance provisions of the Affordable Care Act could cost the country money The Congressional Budget Office has released a new report concerning the delay of certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act. Early in July, the Obama administration decided that a number of key provisions of the Affordable Care Act would be delayed in order to allow businesses to better prepare for the financial implications of the federal law. The delayed provisions are focused on small businesses, requiring them to provide health insurance coverage to full-time workers. Small businesses…

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Health insurance costs in U.S. are lower than anticipated

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Forecasts are beginning to show that the costs of the coverage aren’t as high as predicted. According to data from the Department of Health and Human Services, the cost of health insurance is considerably lower than it anticipated for small businesses and consumers, as the healthcare exchanges start to come together. This is promising news for President Obama and his supporters, as the exchanges are the heart of his signature law. The health insurance exchanges in each state are central to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Their ultimate…

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Health insurance costs predicted by two states to be low in 2014

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Washington and Oregon have both found that rates will be considerably lower than initially predicted. The Affordable Care Act has just received a boost, as two northwestern states revealed that health insurance companies have submitted applications for selling on the state exchanges at rates that are considerably lower than what some execs had forecasted for these marketplaces. These marketplaces are expected to bring coverage to many of the 49 million uninsured Americans. In doing so, the design was meant to help to curb the extreme spending that has been caused…

Read More Urges Insurance buyers To Go For Appropriate Coverage Levels

On the occasion of its public launch startup recommends insurance buyers to select  fitting levels of coverage when going for a health plan. Startup leader Steven points out: “According to data, up 85% of Americans have some sort of health insurance. This is definitely not enough as it means that there are still some 50 million of uninsured Americans out there. But even among the insured, a large part discovers at some point that their coverage level will not really live up to their needs.” Thus, tries…

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Health insurance in New Jersey is most expensive at the biggest organizations

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A new study from ADP has found the it is the large companies that pay the most for coverage. The results of the latest research by Automatic Data Processing (ADP) have been released in a recent report, which has indicated that it is the residents of New Jersey who work for large businesses that typically pay the highest amount for their health insurance premiums. This is the case in New Jersey more than in any other state, said the ADP study. The research showed that the average New Jersey employee…

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Health insurance savings on its way for residents of New York

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Those living in the state will be saving over $500 million on coverage premiums this year. Andrew Cuomo, the Governor of New York state, has just announced that the new power that has been given to the state to limit the increases in health insurance rates is already showing its benefits to the residents of the state. The state has limited a number of increases that insurers had proposed within the state. Cuomo said that this year alone, New Yorkers will not have to pay the over half a million…

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Health insurance costs have risen by 62 percent

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Family coverage has skyrocketed since 2003, showing the increasing expense for those paying for plans. According to the latest health insurance data from the Commonwealth Fund in a recently released report, the total cost for a family plan – for both employers and for employees – broke the $15,000 mark last year, which represented an increase of 62 percent since 2003. Wages, on the other hand, increased by only 11 percent during that same period of time. The cost of commercial health insurance has undergone an increase in its price…

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Health insurance fee may be added to reforms

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The healthcare overhaul may include a new expense that could reach the wallets of consumers. The overhaul of the health insurance system may now involve a new $63 per person fee that is designed to help to pad the cost of providing coverage to individuals who have a pre-existing medical condition. This additional charge was worked into a recent regulation that was created for the system. According to employers, who are greatly displeased with the health insurance fee, it could lead to tens of millions of dollars for the biggest…

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New Jersey: Government run health plan looking to close their doors

In New Jersey, hundreds of cities and school districts have saved a fortune by taking part in the state’s relatively unknown benefits program. For the past three years, an increasing number of people are dropping the insurance policies they bought from big name companies in favor of the state’s program. Some legislators are looking to change that by proposing a new bill that could severely inhibit the program. Stephen M. Sweeney, the State Senate president, is proposing legislation that would prohibit the state run insurance program from accepting new members.…

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