Federal health insurance exchange opened for previews yesterday

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Over the weekend, the marketplace website opened its doors for window shoppers to have a look. Consumers living in the 38 states that are served by the federal health insurance exchange are now able to have an advance look at how the website works and what it will have to offer when the open enrollment period begins with the start of November. This will allow them to get a feel for the new site’s navigation and calculate what out of pocket costs would be. Officials from the Department of Health…

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Health insurance exchange deadline approaches

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As deadline looms, acquiring insurance coverage is becoming more important The time is coming when the open enrollment period for insurance exchanges in the U.S. will no longer accept new enrollees. The open enrollment period ends on March 31 and many people throughout the country have begun scrambling to enroll for coverage through both state-run and federal exchanges before then. Exchanges offer services that cannot be found in the private market, such as offering access to subsidies from the federal government that are meant to offset, if not eliminate, the…

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Health insurance exchanges have yet to scoop up the uninsured

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Two surveys have revealed that Americans without coverage aren’t flocking to the marketplaces. With the end of open enrollment on March 31 drawing rapidly near, surveys are now revealing that the health insurance exchanges aren’t yet enrolling the number of uninsured Americans that would be necessary to consider the health care reform a roaring success. The first survey suggested that only 1 in 10 uninsured individuals have completed their private plan enrollment. Although these online health insurance marketplaces are now seeing consistent use, they are not drawing the number of…

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New legislation could impact health insurance in Kansas

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Legislation seeks to place federal funding under the control of the state Legislature and governor New legislation is being considered in the Kansas Legislature and it may create some problems for people seeking financial aid for their health insurance coverage. The legislation aims to place all funding provided by the federal government for health care services under the control of the state’s lawmakers and governor. Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger has warned Kansas residents that the legislation could make it much more difficult for them to receive the federal financial aid…

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Health insurance: the most and least expensive U.S. markets

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The cost associated with buying coverage varies widely across the country. Although the health care reform included the development and implementation of exchanges that were designed to allow consumers to be able to compare and purchase the right health insurance at the most affordable price, the varying cost of coverage across the country has remained as present as it ever was. Depending where the plans are being purchased, policyholders may find themselves paying more or less. There are many different factors that are considered when it comes to calculating health…

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