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Windows and special exemptions from registration for COVID-19 health insurance

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are seeing all kinds of unprecedented changes in the fully insured group health plan space. Many insurers generously waive their normal rules to allow employer and employee coverage to continue when needed. While accommodations are welcome, employers should exercise caution before allowing employees to take full advantage of […]

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Ducey requests special health insurance registration for Arizonans

The governor of Arizona has called for the reinstatement of part of the Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare.” PHOENIX – Gov. Doug Ducey, in an open letter to U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, on Wednesday called for a special health insurance enrollment period to be opened for Arizonans financially affected by […]

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Florida needs feds to reopen ACA insurance enrollment amid coronavirus

Eleven states are allowing people without health insurance to enroll in Obamacare in light of the coronavirus pandemic. But that may not be a reality in Florida. Florida is one of 32 states that has a federally run Affordable Care Act marketplace. This means that it is not up to the state to reopen registrations. […]

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The special health insurance enrollment period aims to help those who have lost their jobs or seen their income decrease

The sign at St. Anthony Summit Medical Center in Frisco on March 17.Liz Copan / ecopan@summitdaily.com DILLON — The state’s insurance division has created a special enrollment period for individuals to enroll in health insurance or update their income information. Those who have reduced their wages could benefit from tax credits which would reduce their […]

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9 states reopen ACA insurance membership to expand health coverage: gunshots

A growing number of state health exchanges are reopening registrations this month to help uninsured residents obtain coverage during the COVID-19 pandemic. Max Posner / NPR hide caption toggle legend Max Posner / NPR A growing number of state health exchanges are reopening registrations this month to help uninsured residents obtain coverage during the COVID-19 […]

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Colorado governor opens special health insurance enrollment period, closes salons, tattoo and massage parlors

Governor Jared Polis on Thursday opened a special health insurance enrollment period for Coloradans in need of coverage as part of more sweeping actions to try to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus in the state and prepare for an influx of infected patients. It also extended the time that restaurants and bars in […]

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Murphy calls on federal government to reopen insurance underwriting in NJ amid coronavirus outbreak

Govt. Phil murphy called on the federal government to reopen registration for the Affordable Care Act in New Jersey as the number of coronavirus cases in the state rises. “It is imperative that we take all appropriate steps to increase access to testing, testing and treatment related to COVID-19,” Murphy said in a statement on […]

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Washington among states reopens to insurance underwriting as coronavirus spreads

WASHINGTON DC – At least three states are reopening health insurance exchanges amid the coronavirus outbreak in a bid to improve coverage and expand treatment for uninsured people. Maryland, Massachusetts and Washington state all announced special enrollment periods for uninsured people this week as the outbreak worsens and governors declare emergencies. The World Health Organization […]

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States reopen insurance listings as coronavirus spreads

States like Rhode Island are also considering launching a special registration period. The District of Columbia, meanwhile, already enforces an enrollment period during tax season for people unaware of the district’s new penalty for waiving health insurance. Insurance companies are on board with the option to enroll more people, exchange officials say, with some asking […]