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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

Does health insurance reduce state death rates?

Health Insurance Expense

A recent study has indicated that as people gain coverage, their risk of dying prematurely drops. The results of a study in Massachusetts have now been released which indicate that the more people gained health insurance in that state, the mortality rate also lowered at a similar pace. This study looked into the difference in death rate over a period of four years in the state. It examined the difference that was made as of the start of the universal health care coverage law in 2006, which required the residents…

Read More

Massachusetts health insurance exchange may be too broken to fix

Massachusetts Health Insurance

State insurance exchange may need to be rebuilt entirely Some health insurance exchanges in the U.S. may be too broken to fix. This is the case in Massachusetts, where state officials are suggesting that the exchange needs to be dismantled and rebuilt from the ground up. The state’s insurance exchange began serving residents in October 2013, but severe technical difficulties have prevented many people from using the exchange in any way. Now, the state is under pressure to fix the exchange, or cede control of it to the federal government.…

Read More

Massachusetts reaches health insurance enrollment targets ahead of schedule

Massachusetts health Insurance

State manages to procure an extension for the open enrollment period for its exchange With the insurance deadline here, Massachusetts officials have announced that the state’s insurance exchange has managed to surpass the enrollment goals of the federal government. Traffic to the state’s insurance exchange was very modest on the last day of the open enrollment period. In other states, consumers flocked to exchanges in order to find coverage, but many found that they could not enroll in these exchanges due to unresolved technical difficulties. Massachusetts currently has the highest…

Read More

Health care reform continues for states with insurance exchange disasters

health care reform

The government has just expanded its assistance for purchasing insurance to provide Americans with more help. The deadline is now less than a month away, and as Americans scramble to make their last minute insurance purchases in order to comply with the health care reform, the Obama administration has bent a few of the rules to help to ensure that people won’t be left without coverage due to struggles with some of the state run exchanges. Residents of states where the insurance exchanges have never been made to work properly…

Read More