Health insurance expansion headed to Oregon and Kentucky

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The states have dug into a little-used Affordable Care Act policy to help close coverage gap. Kentucky and Oregon have grabbed hold of a little-used Affordable Care Act provision that will make it possible to create a health insurance plan for people with household incomes too high to qualify for the Medicaid programs in their states. The Obama-era policy makes it possible to create the new plan with the support of federal funds. Oregon and Kentucky are hoping that the introduction of these new health insurance plans through the application…

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Catholic Health to provide new health insurance plans

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Catholic Health announces new insurance options for businesses New York’s Catholic Health, along with its affiliated health care professionals and Independent Health, has announced that it will begin offering new health insurance options next year. These options are being designed to low the premiums associated with certain types of coverage and narrow the organization’s health care network. Other insurance groups throughout the U.S. are adopting similar initiatives in order to adapt to the changes being made by the Affordable Care Act. New plans part of response to business concerns Catholic…

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Highmark announces the launch of new low premium and deductible individual health insurance coverage

Highmark has announced the availability of a new form of individual health insurance plan called the Simply Blue PPO, which is designed to provide policyholders with simple coverage at a low premium, with a predictable structure for copayments and with low deductibles. According to Highmark’s senior vice president of health services strategy, product and marketing, Steven Nelson, “We listened to our members’ feedback, and we’ve heard them say that they would like a more affordable plan without a large upfront deductible.” The new plan is medically underwritten and offers policyholders…

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