New Hampshire to investigate health insurance companies concerning substance abuse claims

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State agency to investigate whether or not insurers are complying with state and federal laws The New Hampshire Insurance Department will be examining whether or not health insurance companies operating in the state are properly covering substance abuse service, as they are required to. Per the Affordable Care Act, insurers are required to provide the same level of coverage for addiction coverage as they do for typical medical care. New Hampshire has been looking to expand the substance abuse treatment and recovery services it offers in recent years and is…

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Health insurance exchange for small businesses may be delayed in New Hampshire

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Insurance Commissioner calls for a delay small business insurance marketplace New Hampshire Insurance Commissioner Roger Sevingy has recommended that the state wait to implement a health insurance exchange for small businesses. Provisions of the Affordable Care Act called for the creation of insurance exchanges for consumers and exchanges for small businesses in order to expand the availability of insurance coverage. The federal government has, however, opted to delay the enactment of provisions that focus on insurance coverage and small business in order to allow these businesses time to prepare for…

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Health care reform may be finding success in New Hampshire

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Legislation concerning state’s health insurance exchange may no longer be needed New Hampshire lawmakers are considering the viability of a legislation that would allow the state to build and operate its own health insurance exchange. The state is required to have an exchange per health care reform law passed in 2010. The state has, however, opted to allow the federal government to build and manage this exchange. This means that New Hampshire has limited impact on the way that the exchange operates and how it affects the state’s insurance market.…

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Health insurance hits legislative turmoil in New Hampshire

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New Hampshire lawmakers remain divided on health insurance overhaul Health insurance plans in New Hampshire have been meeting some legislative problems recently. The state is tasked with complying with the Affordable Care Act, which has been somewhat of a difficult challenge due to the clashes that the federal law has with the state’s laws. This week, House and Senate negotiators have drafted a new bill that aims to replace an original legislation concerning the state’s role in the health insurance market. New bill seeks to attribute more regulatory authority to…

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Health insurance awareness becomes top priority in New Hampshire

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New Hampshire officials set sights on raising awareness concerning health insurance In the U.S., the Affordable Care Act is inching closure to becoming fully enacted. The federal law has faced down staunch opposition since it was passed in 2010. Though many states still oppose the federal law, especially when it comes to the law’s health insurance provisions, those states are now feeling the pressure to comply with the provisions of the Affordable Care Act. In New Hampshire, spreading awareness of how the law will impact the state and its health…

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New health insurance markets in New Hampshire a mystery to residents

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Survey shows that many people lack knowledge concerning emerging health insurance markets Health insurance continues to be a controversial issue throughout much of the U.S., but one of the major problems with the Affordable Care Act may not be one of acceptance, but one of awareness. New Hampshire Voices for Health, a network of 40 organizations that advocate affordable health insurance coverage, have released the results of a new survey, highlighting the issue of awareness. According to the survey, there is a lack of knowledge concerning new health insurance markets…

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Health insurance survey shows struggles among New Hampshire residents

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Study reveals that few understand the markets for medical coverage in the state. New Hampshire is getting ready to begin its health insurance marketplace, as per the federal healthcare reforms, but a recent survey has shown that the vast majority of the residents of the state either don’t understand the changes or are completely unaware that they will be occurring. The marketplace is being created by the state and should be open for enrollment by October. The health insurance exchange in the state is going to be called the New…

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