Florida health insurance shoppers can now look to Walmart

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The retail giant has signed deals to make it possible to sell medical coverage to Floridians. Florida consumers looking for health insurance now have a new option available to them as Walmart has signed a deal with an insurer and hospital operator in the state, just as the Affordable Care Act open enrollment window begins for 2024 coverage. The deals will provide Floridians with another option as they consider their plans for next year. Walmart Health has now signed two separate health insurance deals in the state. The first was…

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What to know about the 2024 health insurance open enrollment period

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There could be fewer choices available to consumers shopping in Healthcare.gov this year. The 2024 health insurance open enrollment period starts today for consumers across the country shopping for coverage on the federal- or state-run Affordable Care Act marketplaces. Though there are likely fewer choices available for next year, this was done on purpose. Consumers shopping for health insurance through HealthCare.gov might notice that there aren’t as many choices as they were used to seeing in previous years. This is not due to a mass exodus of insurers but is…

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Health insurance plans to be rated based on size of network

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The Obama administration will now use the number of included doctors and hospitals in the ratings. In response to complaints from consumers with respect to the way health insurance plans are rated on the exchanges, the Obama administration has now said that it will provide a rating for each plan based on the number of hospitals and doctors that are included within that plan’s network. Equally, there will also be an increase to the maximum annual out-of-pocket amount that consumers can pay. For individuals, the maximum out-of-pocket expenses for health…

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Health insurance exchange in California awards grants worth $37 million

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There have been 48 grants for 16 winners whose names have now been announced in the state. The Sacramento Employment and Training Agency, and the UC Davis Center for Reducing Health Disparities has joined a list of nearly fifty other organizations that are the recipients of a total of $37 million in grants from the health insurance exchange in California. This was a part of an education and outreach grant program by Covered California. There were a total of 16 winners of the grants that totaled millions of dollars from…

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Health insurance exchanges still causing confusion among consumers

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Officials and governments are struggling to provide the public with the information it needs about the marketplace. State government, healthcare, and health insurance officials are facing a considerable struggle to provide consumers with the education that they need regarding the requirements of the Affordable Care Act and the way in which the exchanges will be used when they open in October of this year. Millions of Americans will be using these marketplaces to shop for their coverage plans. These plans will be necessary to conform to the individual mandate, which…

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