Health insurance plan enrollment has shifted due to the pandemic

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As is the case with everything else, signing up for coverage has been impacted by COVID-19. As has been the trend with virtually everything in 2020, health insurance plan enrollment has been impacted by the presence of the pandemic. The coverage and benefits have altered due to the impact of the pandemic on health care. As insurers, employers, and even Medicare have seen the needs of policyholders change throughout the pandemic, they have made changes to coverage in an effort to better respond COVID-19. Consumers are also taking a closer…

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Health care importance is high in the American Presidential Vote

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77 percent of survey respondents said this was a significant factor and 35 percent said it was critical. The results of a recent survey have revealed the health care importance when voting for the next US president. The survey was conducted by Insure.com and discussed the connection between this factor and the country’s politics. Over three quarters of the survey’s respondents felt that it was a significant election issue this year. At the highest level of health care importance was reducing the costs, said the participants in the survey. The…

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Governor Kemp’s Georgia health insurance changes get the federal nod

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The state will become the first in the country to offer federally subsidized plans only through private brokers. The Georgia health insurance system will make the state the first one in the country to offer its residents fully subsidized plans exclusively through private brokers. This will occur as a result of a new plan under approval by the Trump administration. Another portion of this plan will offer Medicaid to certain adults in the lowest income bracket. This new Georgia health insurance rule will mean that able-bodied adults will have access…

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Employer sponsored health insurance costs are up 4 percent this year

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The Kaiser Family Foundation data also showed that they have risen by 55 percent in 10 years. Employer sponsored health insurance costs have been rising steadily for Americans, having increased by 4 percent to $21,342 this year, according to a recently published Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) study. The annual KFF survey found that workers are paying almost $5,600 for their coverage this year. KFF’s annual survey determined that American workers are paying almost $5,600 int their employer sponsored health insurance for family coverage. In 2010, that figure had been closer…

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Walmart health plans for seniors available in time for 2021 open enrollment

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The retail giant is selling the policies for Medicare medical and drug benefits that will begin next year. Walmart health plans are launching through a new brokerage that will make the policies available in time for seniors to enroll during the Medicare medical and drug benefit open enrollment for 2021. Seniors will be able to enroll in this coverage this fall throughout the open enrollment period. The retailer announced the move earlier this week, bringing Walmart health plans into heavy competition within an industry facing a rapidly increasing number of…

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Delaware dental insurance plan begins for low-income adults

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October 1 marked the start of the additional coverage as a part of Medicaid across the state. Starting yesterday, adults in Delaware who receive Medicaid will automatically receive a dental insurance plan as a part of their coverage. Governor John Carney signed the legislation to make this possible back in August 2019. The dental insurance plan was originally scheduled to be added to Delaware’s Medicaid in April 2020. However, the COVID-19 pandemic delayed things until October 1, instead. Therefore, as of yesterday, people aged 19 through 65 years old who…

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Pennsylvania health insurance exchange launched for consumers in the state

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The state has opened its own Pennie.com marketplace for individuals who need to buy plans. The new Pennsylvania health insurance exchange launched this week, debuting the Pennie.com site where residents of the state can purchase individual plans. This gives state residents a lot more time to shop for the coverage they want for 2021. The new Pennsylvania health insurance exchange opened its doors on Tuesday. Residents of the state who start using Pennie.com right away will have an additional four weeks to compare plans and shop for the coverage they…

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