Nevada Division of Insurance announces health insurance rate increases

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State agency provides information concerning growing insurance premiums The Nevada Division of Insurance has announced rate increases that will affect health insurance policies in 2016. The state’s acting Insurance Commissioner Amy Parks notes that consumers benefit from an aggressively competitive market, where 18 different carriers provide coverage every year. The competition in the market has allowed insurance premiums to remain relatively stable, reducing the financial pressure on both consumers and businesses alike. Rates for policies sold through the exchange will grow by an average of 8.7% According to the Division…

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Oklahoma insurance industry could shift in race for new Insurance Commissioner

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Viner and Doak will compete for the position of the state’s Insurance Commissioner The race for Oklahoma’s next Insurance Commissioner is on and insurance rates may decide the victor. The state’s current Commissioner, John Doak, will compete with Bill Viner, an auditor for the Oklahoma Tax Commission. While Viner is a relative newcomer to the state’s political scene, he has set his sights on addressing the issue of insurance rates and the financial burden they represent. Homeowners insurance rates, in particular, are expected to receive a significant amount of attention.…

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Cancelled policies in Nevada to stay cancelled

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Health insurance policies in Nevada remain cancelled The Nevada Division of Insurance has announced that all health insurance policies that were cancelled due to the Affordable Care Act’s provisions cannot be renewed in the state. This decision came after consulting with the attorney general’s office and meeting with several executives from insurance companies operating in Nevada. The logistics involved with reversing cancellations, especially after notices had already been sent to policyholder, have been deemed too extreme to be viable. 25,000 consumers forced to find new policies Some 25,000 Nevadans have…

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Nevadans caught in health insurance limbo

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Some 25,000 in Nevada receive health insurance cancellation notices Many consumers in Nevada are currently in a state of limbo concerning their health insurance coverage. Approximately 25,000 people throughout the state have received cancellation notices from their insurance providers, but whether or not these cancellations will actually occur is still up for debate. Policyholders are currently waiting on state officials to determine if these cancellations will bear any weight and whether health insurance plans that do not comply with federal standards should be allowed to remain active. Regulatory shift could…

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Nevada releases estimates for health insurance policies sold through exchange system

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Division of Insurance releases estimates concerning health insurance rates The Nevada Division of Insurance has released estimates concerning the policy premiums for plans sold through the state’s health insurance exchange, called the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange. The state agency notes that the exchange will begin open enrollment next month and believes that issuing rate estimates will help consumers better understand the financial aspects of policies sold through the exchange and prepare themselves accordingly. Policies sold through the exchange will become active on January 1, 2014. Estimates account for individual…

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Nevada moves to raise awareness concerning health insurance

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Health insurance awareness becoming a top priority for states The Affordable Care Act has effectively changed the health care landscape of the U.S. The changes that the law has introduced have been met with controversy and harsh criticisms since the law’s passage in 2010, but the Affordable Care Act has yet to be rebuked in any significant fashion. Per the law, states have been working to build health insurance exchanges that will provide consumers with more options when it comes to the coverage they need. While some states have opted…

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Health insurance continues to be a confusing matter in the US

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Health insurance confusion could be avoided in the future Confusion is a common problem in the insurance market, especially where health insurance is concerned. Consumers often express their confusion over the coverage options they have, with many consumers claiming that they do not have enough access to information concerning health insurance policies before they make a purchase. Jay Feinman, a professor of insurance law at Rutgers University, has begun drawing attention to this issue, suggesting that health insurance policies should be made more straightforward for the sake of consumers. Consumers…

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