Canceled health insurance policies may be due to the interests of insurers

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Health insurance policies are being canceled throughout the US Controversy concerning the U.S. Affordable Care Act has reached new heights as several individual health insurance plans were canceled in late October and the beginning of November. Many individual policies throughout the U.S. have been canceled due to certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act. These provisions require insurance companies to provide coverage for 10 essential benefits, as outlined by the federal government. Policies that did not meet this standard were cancelled, but policyholders were also given an opportunity to purchase…

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Health insurance policies throughout US could face cancelation

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Affordable Care Act may cause mass cancellation of health insurance policies In the U.S., the Affordable Care Act is meant to make health insurance coverage more available to a wider range of consumers. The federal health care law initially received strong praise for its provisions that would allow consumers to find the health insurance coverage they needed without being met with staunch rejection from private insurance companies. The problem, however, is that the law’s provisions may actually lead to many people losing their health insurance coverage as the law takes effect in…

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Health insurance market in Ireland may be in trouble

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Health insurance market shows “death spiral” symptoms The health insurance industry in Ireland is showing some troubling symptoms. Ireland is one of the countries that suffered a powerful blow from the European financial crisis. The crisis causes severe economic damage to the country, which continues to have an impact on various industries therein. The health insurance industry is one of those that have been impacted and some insurers are beginning to claim that the market is showing symptoms that suggest it has entered into a death spiral. Death spiral may…

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Health insurance bill passed to open Kansas market

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The House was struggling with the bill that would permit insurers to sell very basic coverage in the state. On the last day of the regular session in Kansas, the House dedicated hours to debates, re-considerations and the pushing back of a bill, which was finally passed in order to allow the state to add bare bones health insurance policies to its market. The purpose of the bill is to help to make the coverage more affordable than what is currently out there. Senate Bill 163, which has been nicknamed…

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Health insurance subsidized by employers is becoming steady

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The rate of employees receiving coverage through their employers is starting to even out. According to the results of a survey that were released on Friday, less than half of American adults were taking part in a health insurance plan through their employers last year. The survey showed that the market is now indicating that it is stabilizing after a period of solid decline. Though workers haven’t reached the point where even half of them are able to receive their health insurance coverage through their employers, after three solid years…

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Health insurance may face obsolescence at the hands of accountable care organizations

As the insurance news concerning the health industry begins to change, many are beginning to question how necessary insurance companies actually are. For centuries, insurers have provided access to policies that allow businesses and individuals to enjoy some degree of protection against unforeseeable events. People rely on insurance companies to handle the risks associated with daily life, but fall victim to the whims of these companies that are very much business oriented. When the Affordable Care Act was signed into law in 2010, it opened the way for a new…

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Trustmark Life Insurance clashes with federal regulators over higher insurance rates

Trustmark Life Insurance Co. has run afoul of federal insurance regulators who claim that the company has raised rates for health insurance to unreasonable levels. The insurer has raised rates in five states by at least 13%, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. These states are Arizona, Virginia, Wyoming, Pennsylvania and Alabama. The Affordable Care Act requires insurers to submit their rate proposals for federal review if they pass the 10% mark. The Department of Health and Human Services has ordered the insurer to rescind the rate…

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