12.7 million people enroll for health insurance coverage in the US

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HHS reports that more people signed up for insurance coverage in 2016 than they did in 2015 The Department of Health and Human Services has released data showing that 12.7 million people throughout the United States have enrolled for health insurance coverage through exchanges for 2016 coverage. Enrollment numbers surged during the last hours of the open enrollment period as consumers scrambled to acquire the health insurance policies they need to avoid a federal penalty. The open enrollment period seems to have been a success, ensuring that more people than…

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End of open enrollment period for health insurance exchanges is coming to an end

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Consumers are running out of time to acquire health insurance policies Residents of the United States have until January 31 to acquire health insurance coverage through federal and state-run exchanges. The end of the open enrollment period of these exchanges is rapidly approaching and those without insurance coverage could face a penalty from the federal government. This penalty has grown this year, which may come as a surprise for some consumers that are unaware. Consumers throughout the country are being encouraged to acquire health insurance, either through HealthCare.gov, or through…

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Millions of employees find health insurance through exchanges

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Accenture report shows that 8 million employees have acquired coverage for 2016 A new report from Accenture shows that health insurance coverage has become more available for many employees in the United States. The report has found that the number of employees using health insurance exchanges to find coverage reached 8 million for 2016 coverage. This is an increase from the 6 million employees that sought health insurance policies through exchanges for 2015 coverage. Many employers are finding it easier to provide their workers with benefits through insurance exchanges. Mid-sized…

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Open enrollment for health insurance exchanges is coming to an end

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Deadline for consumers to purchase coverage is rapidly approaching For those without health insurance coverage, time is running out to acquire coverage in the United States. The open enrollment period for insurance exchanges will come to an end on January 31 this year. After the enrollment period is over, consumers will no longer be able to use exchanges to purchase health insurance coverage, except in some special cases. Currently, those without coverage can find policies through HealthCare.gov, the exchange system established by the federal government. Uninsured consumers will face a…

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Minnesota extends health insurance to some 64,000 people

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Many had been set to lose their insurance coverage in 2016, but state officials ensure they will have the policies they need An estimated 64,000 people in with public health insurance coverage in Minnesota were set to lose their coverage in 2016, but the state has decided to extend this coverage into the future. This will ensure that these people have the insurance coverage that they need, allowing them to avoid a federal fine that will be issued to those without active health insurance policies. The 64,000 people that were…

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Texas sees an increase in those enrolling in health insurance exchange

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HHS finds that 56,000 people have enrolled in federal insurance exchange last week The number of Texas residents enrolling for health insurance coverage through the state’s exchange has grown last week. The Department of Health and Human Services recently released a report showing that some 56,000 people have enrolled for coverage in Texas through HealthCare.gov as of last week, bringing the total number of Texans signing up with the exchange to approximately 1.1 million. Despite the growth, enrollment in Texas has lagged behind that being seen in other states. Many…

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HHS announces that 8.2 million people have acquired health insurance during open enrollment period

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HHS data shows that millions of consumers have acquired coverage through HealthCare.gov The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced that as many as 8.2 million people have signed up for health insurance coverage through HealthCare.gov. Of these, 2.1 million were below the age of 35, which has become one of the most sought after demographics for the insurance industry. This is significantly higher than the estimated 6.4 million people who used HealthCare.gov during last year’s open enrollment period. Majority of consumers receive coverage through federal exchanges…

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