Health insurance rates to go up in Massachusetts

Massachusetts health Insurance

Consumers and businesses will see a modest increase in insurance premiums Health insurance premiums are set to grow in Massachusetts, as regulators have approved rate increases for small groups and individuals. The state will see a modest increase in rates when compared to others in the country. The Massachusetts Division of Insurance has posted information concerning the rate increases, providing consumers with an opportunity to review the rate increases coming from insurers and see how it will affect them and the coverage that they have. 300,000 people to be affected…

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Health insurance rates to rise 6% for 300K Massachusetts consumers

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Insurers across the state will be increasing premiums for small businesses and individuals, next year. Health insurance rates in Massachusetts are about to rise by over 6 percent for individuals and small businesses, alike in 2016, which is making many people wonder if the cost of coverage may be heading into an upward trend. This rate increase has already received the approval of the Division of Insurance in the state. Now that it is moving ahead, it will mean that there will be a rise in health insurance rates that…

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Massachusetts insurance refunds will total $15 million

Massachusetts Health Insurance

Consumers in the state will be issued the rebates in some form by August 1 by their insurers. According to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Massachusetts insurance customers who purchased or renewed their health plans in 2013 were able to save $4.1 billion on their premiums, that year. This year, the health care reform will bring over $15 million in refunds to those same consumers. The Massachusetts insurance rebates will be the second largest among all of the states in the country. The…

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Massachusetts wins a major victory in health insurance

Massachusetts health Insurance

Uninsured rate may fall below 1% in Massachusetts The number of uninsured people in Massachusetts may soon be below 1%, according to information from the state’s Center for Health Information and Analysis. The organization has been tracking the number of people that have signed up for insurance coverage from December 2013 to March of 2014, finding that the number of people with insurance coverage increased by more than 215,000 statewide. If this momentum is maintained, the state may soon have the lowest uninsured rate in the country. State initiatives help…

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Health care reform in Massachusetts brings uninsured rate to nearly zero

Massachusetts Health Care

The latest statistics from the state have revealed that nearly all of its residents now have insurance. Among the latest insurance news headlines to come from Massachusetts is the recent publication of statistics that have shown that following the health care reform, the number of residents in the state who are uninsured has dropped to nearly zero. This is the closest that a state has ever come to making sure that all of its residents have health insurance. Massachusetts already had a bit of a head start when it came…

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Massachusetts health insurance backlog progress is being made

Massachusetts health Insurance

Officials in the state have said that there tremendously backed up application processing is making headway. Massachusetts health insurance officials have now reported that progress is being made in overcoming the huge backlog that the application processing has been facing in the state since the latest phase of the Affordable Care Act went into effect. The backlog is the most immediate struggle that the state has been facing with the health care reform. Legislators have been going over all of the various issues that the Massachusetts Health Connector site users…

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Safety-net healthcare used regardless of reform in Massachusetts

A recent study has shown that the new healthcare reforms in Massachusetts have failed to decrease the pressure on providers for those in the lowest income brackets. Between the years of 2005 and 2009, the number of visits to community health centers rose by 31 percent, and public and charity hospitals also experienced a notable increase in their number of patients. Leader of the study, Leighton Ku, who is the head of the George Washington University Center for Health Policy Research, said that there are a number of things that…

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