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WA exchange sees record number of health plan signups

Screenshot More than 57,000 Washington residents purchased health care coverage between Feb. 15 and Aug. 15 in the state’s insurance market, according to Washington Healthplanfinder. The Washington Health Benefit Exchange opened a special registration period in February in response to the economic upheaval from the COVID-19 pandemic. Anyone in Washington was able to apply for […]

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Most Maine health plans no longer waive patient costs for COVID-19 treatment

Following a national trend, two of Maine’s largest health insurance providers – Anthem and Harvard Pilgrim – have stopped waiving out-of-pocket patient expenses such as deductibles and copayments for COVID-19-related treatments, this which means that patients hospitalized for the disease will likely pay a lot more. Only one major insurer of Mainers, Community Health Options, […]

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Health plans phase out cost-sharing exemptions for COVID treatment

Although a handful of states have required or created agreements with insurers to waive COVID-19 treatment fees for their fully insured plan members, there is no federal mandate that requires insurers to do so. (Photo: Shutterstock) Nearly three-quarters of the nation’s largest health plans are no longer forgoing cost-sharing of COVID-19 treatment, the Peterson-KFF Health […]

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Kansas Farm Bureau Health Plans Address Critical Farmer Need

For farming families nationwide, health insurance coverage and health care costs have long been one of their biggest annual expenses – and one of the biggest threats to staying in. business, as farm incomes drop and insurance costs skyrocket. Diving deeper, a survey of farmer members of the Kansas Farm Bureau showed that 8% of […]

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State of Oregon releases final pricing decisions for 2022 health plans – State of Reform

Small businesses and individuals who purchase their own health insurance can now view the Oregon Financial Regulatory Division’s final rate decisions for 2022 health insurance plans. The division reviews and approves rates through a detailed and transparent process before they can be billed to policyholders. Final decisions are based on the result of a rigorous […]

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Delays in some health benefits affect employers and employees

New regulatory guidance from three federal agencies that enforce private sector benefits laws will make 2021 employer health benefits to-do lists slightly, but only slightly, more manageable by 2022. Most importantly, the advice on frequently asked questions (FAQ) delays several of the more difficult compliance requirements in 2021 and 2022 under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, […]

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Why Should You Get Opd Coverage With Health Insurance?

The COVID-19 pandemic, which has infected more than 200 million people worldwide and 32 million in India alone, has brought to light the importance of having a health insurance policy. Having health insurance coverage is essential given the ever increasing costs of medical care as well as the increase in lifestyle-related ailments which are on […]

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Ophthalmology Plans of Private Health Insurance Market Size by Company, Share, Growth, Trends, Types and Applications, Forecast to 2027

Private health insurance ophthalmology plans 2021 Market Size Industry Share, Strategies, Growth Analysis, Regional Demand, Revenue, Key Players and Forecast Research Report 2027 A recent market research report added to the repository of Credible markets is an in-depth analysis of Global Private Health Insurance Market Ophthalmology Plans. Based on the analysis of historical growth and […]

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Can health insurance companies charge higher premiums for the unvaccinated? What about life insurers? 5 questions answered

through: Kosali Simon Indiana University, AP The Conversation Posted: August 21, 2021 / 6:00 a.m. MDT / Update: August 21, 2021 / 3:27 PM MDT FILE – A pharmacy technician loads a syringe with Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at a mass vaccination site at the Portland Expo in Portland, Maine. U.S. […]

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Federal Health Benefits Program Renews With Calvo’s SelectCare | Guam Affairs

Calvo’s SelectCare, underwritten by Tokio Marine Pacific Insurance, has finalized the annual renewal of benefits and rates for its federal employee health insurance program with the Office of Personnel Management for 2022, according to a press release from Calvo’s SelectCare. “We are delighted to continue to provide our health plans which include an expanded network […]