Colorado health insurance registrations up 29 percent over last year’s enrollment

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State residents are steadily continuing to sign up for their coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Colorado health insurance enrollment is performing considerably better than it was at this time in 2016. Despite a temporary slow down near the end of November, the Affordable Care Act in the state is still seeing far more registrations than had been the case last year. Even with the slowing, the enrollment pace is still significantly faster than was seen in 2016. According to Colorado health insurance data from November, almost 44,000 state residents…

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Extended health insurance enrollment deadline is today

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Last Thursday, federal officials announced the extension of the open enrollment period, but it’s nearly over. On Thursday night, federal officials announced an extension to the health insurance enrollment period. This gave consumers until today to sign up for health plans that would start their coverage on January 1. The extension will continue at the Affordable Care Act marketplaces until tonight at midnight. This lengthening of the period in which consumers could sign up is the second consecutive year this has happened. Last year, federal officials granted an extension to…

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Obamacare sees 12.7 million health insurance enrollments

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The federal and state exchanges have now surpassed the predictions made by the government. U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell, has announced that the health insurance exchanges established through Obamacare have now enrolled approximately 12.7 million Americans, which means that this year’s predictions have been exceeded. The most recent open enrollment period came to a close at the end of January with strong results. The government first started offering individual health insurance subsidies under Obamacare in 2014 but, at the same time, it applies a penalty to the…

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Health insurance gap for Asian Americans is the White House’s latest target

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This will be a week of action to try to encourage this community to purchase medical coverage. There has been a notable health insurance gap in the enrollment of Asian Americans as well as those of Pacific Island descent, which has existed since open enrollment first began through the Affordable Care Act in 2013. The White House is hoping to use this week to speak to this ethnic community and provide coverage education. Since the beginning of the Affordable Care Act’s open enrollment period in 2013, the number of people…

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Health insurance enrollments remain low among young adults

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The Affordable Care Act needs younger and healthier consumers to sign up to offset costs from older policyholders. As much as the Affordable Care Act has seen a considerable growth in the number of uninsured people who have been signing up for health insurance through the exchange websites, there is one considerable area of struggle that it has been facing in terms of sign-ups: young adults. This problem isn’t a minor one, as the ACA had been relying on healthy people to offset the expenses of the sick. As young…

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Enrollments in New York health insurance spike

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This year, there have been a large number of people who have purchased coverage in the state. Since the start of this year, there has been a considerable increase in the number of people who have enrolled for New York health insurance through the state’s official exchange marketplace. There are a number of reasons that New Yorkers seem to have jumped on board the coverage bandwagon. Western New York Health-care Association president, John Bartimole, has stated that one of the primary reasons that there has been an increase in participation…

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Special enrollment period open for those without health insurance coverage

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Those without insurance could find coverage through federal exchanges through new enrollment period A special enrollment period will be open for those without health insurance coverage in the United States. The enrollment period is meant for those that have recently discovered that they will be subject to financial penalties for being uninsured. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services cited a recent survey that found as many as 40% of uninsured people were unaware of federal penalties for lacking coverage. The special enrollment period could help solve this problem. Special…

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Health insurance enrollment is up throughout the US

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2.5 million people enroll for coverage through exchange An estimated 2.5 million new people have enrolled in health insurance exchanges throughout the United States, according to reports from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The agency is responsible for managing the exchanges nationwide and has seen a significant increase in consumer activity over the past month. This year’s open enrollment period has, thus far, proven to be less turbulent than last year’s as exchanges have managed to avoid serious technical difficulties. Exchanges have managed to avoid the technical difficulties…

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Insurance agents were central to the health care reform successes in California

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Regardless of political beliefs with surrounding Obamacare, many achievements were made by these professionals. From the time that the Affordable Care Act truly went into full swing, last October, insurance agents played a key role in making sure that the people who required coverage would be able to find the health plans that they needed, at the best available prices. When the Covered California exchange first started, these professionals were not seen to be as important as they became. Both the officials from California and President Obama, himself, had been…

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