California insurance agents are having trouble adapting to health care reform

California health insurance

California insurance exchange creates some problems for agents Some insurance agents in California are encountering problems with the state’s insurance exchange, Covered California, as they begin to clash with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). The law allows consumers to keep their medical information private, giving them the option to divulge this information under certain circumstances. In the past, agents were able to obtain medical information from their clients with relative easy. Now, however, this information is becoming more difficult to acquire, which is having a…

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Commercial health insurance enrollment dropping in Florida, claims annual report

The Florida Health Care Insurance Advisory Board has released its annual report on the rate of enrollment in the myriad of health insurance plans found throughout the state. The report shows that enrollment has fallen by 4.3% in 2010. This marks the fifth consecutive year that enrollment rates have fallen in the state, which means that more people are living without some kind of health insurance. The report makes note of the lingering economic turmoil that is left over from the 2008 recession and how that might be contributing to…

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