State of the Union speech draws attention to wage insurance

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President Obama brought up the topic of a long history of labor protection and the need for support for the unemployed. During the last State of the Union speech from President Barack Obama, he mentioned the topic of labor protection that has a lengthy history within the country and, within this subject, he brought up the concept of wage insurance. He underscored the importance of work done on the unemployment insurance and job-training programs currently available. Following the statement he made about the need for improvement in unemployment insurance and…

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National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness month draws attention to long term care insurance

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It also complements the fact that it November is National Caregiver Month, a celebration of over 15 million Americans. November is the time of the year which most effectively underscores the importance of long term care insurance as it is both National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness month and National Caregiver month. This is a time in which to learn more about dementia and thank those who care for individuals affected by it. At the start of this month, President Barack Obama released a statement that recognized National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness month,…

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Out-of-state health insurance companies may be able to sell policies in Washington

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Washington lawmakers mull possibility of out-of-state insurers selling policies within the state For many Washington residents, health insurance plans from last year remain cancelled. These people saw their coverage evaporate at the beginning of the year as provisions of the federal health care reform law took effect. While some insurance providers have opted to continue honoring policies that were meant to be cancelled, per a provision from the Obama Administration, many insurers have opted to keep cancelled policies cancelled. Some state lawmakers believe that action must be taken in order…

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Federal unemployment insurance benefits collapse

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Legislative inaction could leave people without benefits Some 1.3 million people will lose their insurance benefits at the end of the month due to legislative inaction from the U.S. Congress. Federal lawmakers have declined to renew emergency funding that had been implemented for the federal unemployment insurance program. The benefits provided by this program have provided consumers throughout the country with some degree of financial stability as they look for employment. Unemployment insurance was augmented by emergency funds due to ongoing economic issues throughout the U.S. that made it nearly…

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President creates new health insurance loophole

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Loophole formed within the Affordable Care Act President Obama has vowed to resolve the issues that have beleaguered the federal insurance exchange network, which was established by the Affordable Care Act. In what some are calling the first major step to actualize this vow, the President has opened up a new legislative loophole in the federal law. This loophole will allow some people to be exempt from financial penalties imposed by the federal law on those that do not have active health insurance coverage beginning on January 1, 2014. Financial…

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Unemployment insurance extension sought by Obama from Congress

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The president also said that he likes the deal in the proposed congressional budget. United States President Barack Obama has said that while he does like the congressional budget deal that has been proposed, he is also hoping that Congress will allow an extension to unemployment insurance, which is rapidly closing in on its expiry date. The president made a number of statements of this sort when he met with a group of newly elected mayors. He spoke with the mayors from cities across the country on the subject of…

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Health insurance cancellations in the US could get worse

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Cancellations cause significant frustration among consumers Health insurance policies in the U.S. are being subject to cancellations as insurance companies are being forced to execute substandard policies. These policies do not meet the standards established by the federal Affordable Care Act and, as such, do not offer consumers the quality of benefits that the law is meant to ensure. Some 4 million people throughout the U.S. are expected to lose their coverage as a result of insurance cancellations and this issue has become quite controversial. Some lawmakers believe that recent…

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Health insurance issues place regulators in a difficult position

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Health insurance regulations continue to cause problems Insurance Commissioners throughout the U.S. have been placed in a difficult situation. Earlier this month, President Obama announced that insurance companies could continue to honor substandard health insurance policies rather than cancelling these policies because they do not comply with the standards of the Affordable Care Act. This is meant to create a transition period wherein consumers can have a reprieve from cancellations and insurers can better prepare to comply with federal law. The problem, however, is that many Insurance Commissioners have been…

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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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Obama announces policy rollback concerning health insurance plans

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Federal health insurance policy shifts Many health insurance plans in the U.S. are set to be canceled by January of 2014. These policies do not comply with the standards established by the Affordable Care Act and, as such, cannot remain active. Unfortunately, this means that those who have had their policies cancelled must purchase new policies in order to comply with federally mandated insurance coverage. This has caused significant controversy and has placed a great deal of pressure on President Barack Obama, who may have a plan to resolve the…

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