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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Today is the health insurance deadline for enrolling millions of Americans

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The federal government’s shorter end to the open enrollment period cuts off registrations for 2018 today. Americans across the country are being reminded that if they want to enroll before the health insurance deadline for 2018 coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), they need to register today. Officials and ACA supporters are reminding people that if they want a health plan, they must enroll by tonight. State insurance departments are encouraging Americans to act with haste if they don’t want to miss the health insurance deadline for enrolling in…

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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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Virginia health insurance to lose Anthem next year

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The insurer announced it will officially leave the state’s exchange for the 2018 marketplace. Anthem recently announced its intentions to step out of the Virginia health insurance marketplace for 2018. Moreover, it has also revealed that it will be reducing the number of health plans it sells in Bristol, as well as Washington and Scott counties. The withdrawal from the insurance exchange occurred after Republicans failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act. This news was also made on the heels of President Trump’s threat to slash healthcare subsidy payments which…

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Kentucky insurance exchange offers only one option for many health plan shoppers

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Residents of several of the state’s counties will have only one coverage option to choose next year. The Kentucky insurance exchange will continue to have health plan options for consumers across the state. That said, residents of some counties will have only one coverage option to buy. The recently released county level map of the state illustrated the 2018 health insurance company participation. That said, despite the fact that some people have exceptionally limited options on the Kentucky insurance exchange, they are considering themselves lucky when compared to counties in…

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Anthem health insurance plans leaving Ohio exchange in 2018

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The insurer announced that it will not participate in the state’s ACA marketplace next year. One of the largest insurers in the United States, Anthem health insurance, announced its intention to exit the Ohio ACA exchange next year. While the company is large, very few people will be affected by the departure. Only about 10,500 Ohioans have health plans with Anthem, residing in only one fifth of the state’s counties. While the Anthem health insurance exit from the exchange is a small one when all is said and done, it…

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Aetna health insurance withdrawing from ACA exchanges next year

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The company has announced its departure from all marketplaces across the country in 2018. A number of large insurers have stepped out of certain specific marketplaces, but Aetna health insurance is backing out of the entire country. The health insurance company had already withdrawn from certain states, but this move is nationwide. Aetna health insurance will be taking on a complete removal from the Affordable Care Act’s marketplaces next year. It recently announced its decision as a result of ongoing financial losses. The insurer also cited uncertainty as to the…

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Aetna health insurance backs out of Iowan individual exchange

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A second large insurer has announced its intention to step out of the state, leaving residents in a lurch. Aetna health insurance has revealed its intentions to withdraw from the Iowa individual marketplace. This raises concerns that residents will not have any coverage options available for 2018. Tens of thousands of Iowans who purchased health plans through the insurance exchange may be out of luck. The Aetna health insurance exchange withdrawal will be effective as of January 2018. The insurance company informed state regulators that it has chosen to cease…

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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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