Nevada’s new health insurance enrollment system to stop next year

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The state’s technical problems with the system have forced it to need to shut down in 2019. The original Nevada health insurance enrollment system put into place by the end of 2014 had serious glitches. Those glitches caused many people to suffer unnecessary additional health care expenses. The problem with the original health plan enrollment service was in its record keeping. Thousands of people across Nevada complained that their policies were not kept up to date through the health plan enrollment service. Their coverage was cancelled for non-payment, despite the…

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Not every health insurance exchange deadline has passed

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Last Friday was the official deadline for ACA enrollment but some states have issued extensions. Americans rushed to their state health insurance exchange to beat the enrollment deadline last Friday. That said, the Trump administration and some state exchanges have announced an extension of the deadline for certain individuals. This makes it possible for more Americans to obtain the coverage they need in time for the start of 2018. When Americans phoned the HealthCare.gov service center as of Saturday morning, they were greeted by a recorded message meant to assuage…

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Covered California exchange enrollments experience 23 percent spike

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The number of new customers registering for their health insurance is considerably higher this year. The Covered California exchange has experienced a notable increase in the number of new customers enrolling this year. When compared to the first two weeks of open enrollment last year, the same period this year experienced an increase of 23 percent. From November 1 through November 14, there were an estimated 48,000 new customers enrolled. Comparatively, the number of people who signed up on the Covered California exchange in 2016 during the first two weeks…

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ACA health insurance enrollments growth already outpacing last year

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There are already 600,000 people who have signed up for their plans through the official marketplaces. According to a recent reports on the latest ACA health insurance enrollments, registrations are up and look very promising. In fact, more than half a million people have already enrolled, 23 percent of whom are new to the insurance exchanges. Despite President Trump’s claims that the Affordable Care Act marketplace was collapsing, it’s growing. “More than 600,000 people signed up last week for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, significantly beating the pace…

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State insurance regulators start approving rate hikes to cover Trump’s slashed subsidies

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Officials in Maryland have already given their approval to the last minute increases, but others are following. Insurance regulators in many states are starting to look into last minute health plan rate increases to compensate for the elimination of Affordable Care Act subsidies. Michigan officials have warned that they are already looking into the increases that they are likely to approve. At the same time, Maryland insurance regulators have already given their approval to the rate hikes. These increases are a direct response to President Trump’s executive order that eliminated…

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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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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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Kentucky insurance exchange loses another health insurer

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Baptist Health Plan has announced that it will no longer be selling its policies in the state in 2017. Baptist Health Plan has announced that it will be leaving the Kentucky insurance exchange next year. This will mean that approximately 7,000 people across the state will need to find new coverage for 2017. The health insurance company is the fourth largest in the state and notified officials of its decision via letter. The president of the insurance company, James S. Fritz, shared the reason for leaving the Kentucky insurance exchange…

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California Insurance Commissioner supports state-level public option

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones

As large insurers step out of many of the federal exchanges, the state is looking to lead the way with alternative options. California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones supports a new state-level strategy that could enhance health insurance marketplace competition. The intention is to implement a public option within the state which could possibly make California a guinea pig for launching similar ideas in the rest of the country. “I think we should strongly consider a public option in California,” said Jones. California Insurance Commissioner Jones explained that the state is…

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Health insurance coverage is growing, says Census Bureau

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A new report has just been released and has showed that there continue to be fewer uninsured Americans. The Census Bureau has now released its Health Insurance Coverage in the United States for 2015 report. It revealed that last year saw greater progress in reducing the number of people who are uninsured. This maintained a trend that was recorded the year before when there was a considerable plummet in the number of people without a health plan. Last year, the rate of uninsured people fell to 9.1 percent after having…

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