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US bailout leads to surge in Tennessee health insurance enrollment | Health care

The number of Tennessians enrolling in health insurance plans through the federal open market jumped 29% from 2021 to 2022, a year in which U.S. bailout grants boosted market uptake. The increase means 273,000 Tennesseans are now signed up for coverage through the Marketplace, the White House noted thursday. Tennessee’s increase was above the national […]

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Health insurance enrollees set record in Maryland | Maryland

(The Center Square) — A new record has been set for Marylanders signing up for health coverage through the state’s health care portal, Gov. Larry Hogan said. The Republican leader announcement As of Friday morning, 182,861 residents registered through Maryland Health Connection, a 10% increase over 2021’s open registration total of 166,038. “We were proud […]

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KFB Health Plans offers cost control for members

By Erin Petersilie Kansas Agricultural Bureau petersiliee@kfb.org MANHATTAN — Since its inception, Kansas Farm Bureau Health Plans (KF-BHP) has not increased its general rate for members’ more than 12,000 covered lives. “We heard how difficult it was for our members to balance the ever-increasing cost of health insurance with the variability of farm incomes,” says […]

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All you need to know about supplementary health insurance plans – Forbes Advisor INDIA

The current Covid-19 pandemic and the global health crisis it has caused have shown very clearly that individuals cannot be prepared for unprecedented medical emergencies. The only way to have a safety net and not spend all your hard-earned money on treatments is to invest in comprehensive health insurance coverage that takes care of all […]

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roHealth will provide health insurance to 80,000 PayCentre agents

Nigerian health technology start-up, roHealth, will provide 80,000 agents of PayCentre, Nigeria’s leading agent-based banking provider, access to affordable, high-quality health insurance plans on its platform The partnership which was signed in December 2021 is expected to begin with an initial pilot phase during which selected agents will be able to access health insurance coverage […]

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FCT Health Insurance Plan – Redefining the Ways to Target the “Missing Middle” [Blog]

“Enrolling people in insurance schemes is not easy, considering that you are asking people to come and pay for their health care when they are not sick” – Dr Ahmed Danfulani, Director/CEO of FCT health insurance plan. Each country’s journey towards universal health coverage (UHC) is highly context-specific and requires strategies that respond to the […]

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Is your health insurance sufficient to cover the “Omicron” variant Covid-19?

🔊 Listen to this article The COVID epidemic does not seem to be ending sooner especially with the arrival of its new variant every year. In such an unpredictable time in our lives, where we simply don’t know when any of us will be detected with the Omicron virus, it is essential to remain prepared […]

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Expansion of dangerous, cut-price health plans not an answer for Kansans

We buy insurance with one goal in mind: to have financial protection if the worst should happen. This is true for all types of insurance, whether it is coverage we buy to protect our car, our home, or our health. That’s why we were troubled by last week’s opinion piece by Elizabeth Patton (“Bill in […]

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Health insurance enrollment hits record high at Get Covered New Jersey as open enrollment deadline approaches

TRENTON – Department of Banking and Insurance Commissioner Marlene Caride today announced that more than 300,000 New Jersey residents have purchased health insurance from Get Covered New Jersey (GetCovered.NJ.gov) so far during the open enrollment period, an increase of 21% over last year. The number of residents enrolled in coverage is a record for New […]

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What to know about health insurance at tax time

The taxman is coming. Tax time is always a bit stressful, and if you’ve subsidized health insurance through Covered California, you have additional issues to prepare for. A big surprise might be revealed if you earn more income than expected. If so, you may be required to repay some or all of the state and/or […]

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Omicron-specific vaccine trials; Health insurance enrollment gains; Public Care Home Staffing Data

Pfizer and Moderna announced the start of trials for Omicron-specific booster shots; 14.5 million Americans have obtained health coverage since November 2021; The Medicare website for consumers to search for nursing home staff is up and running. Pfizer and Moderna begin trials for Omicron-specific boosters Moderna has begun testing a booster dose of its COVID-19 […]

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Colorado offering special health insurance after a fire, omicron

By Markian Hawryluk, Kaiser Health Network A wildfire displaced thousands of Coloradans just as the omicron wave was beginning to sweep through the state, so health insurance was probably not on many people’s minds when the doldrums began. Regular registration for the state health insurance market closed on January 15. But now, because of these […]

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Pandemic is a mental health crisis, but some health plans and insurance companies are ‘running out’ of coverage, report says

Too many health plans and insurance companies are putting mental health coverage behind physical health conditions even as the pandemic puts mental health issues front and center, according to a federal government report on Tuesday. The health care coverage rules that group health plans and insurers apply to physical and mental health conditions are meant […]

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Marshall Fire and Omicron Invite Special Colorado Health Insurance Enrollment Period

This story by Markian Hawryluk appeared on Kaiser Health News (KHN) on January 20, 2022. A wildfire displaced thousands of Coloradans just as the wave of omicron began to sweep through the state, so health insurance was probably not on many people’s minds when the period Regular registration for the state health insurance market closed […]

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Wildfires and omicron trigger special health insurance enrollment period in Colorado

A wildfire displaced thousands of Coloradans just as the omicron wave was beginning to sweep through the state, so health insurance was probably not on many people’s minds when the doldrums began. Regular registration for the state health insurance market closed on January 15. But now, because of these twin emergencies, everyone in the state […]

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Wildfires and Omicron prompt special Colorado health insurance enrollment period

A wildfire displaced thousands of Coloradans just as the omicron wave was beginning to sweep through the state, so health insurance was probably not on many people’s minds when the doldrums began. Regular registration for the state health insurance market closed on January 15. But now, because of these twin emergencies, everyone in the state […]

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Wildfires and Omicron Trigger Special Period of Health Insurance Enrollment in Colorado

A wildfire displaced thousands of Coloradans just as the omicron wave was beginning to sweep through the state, so health insurance was probably not on many people’s minds when the doldrums began. Regular registration for the state health insurance market closed on January 15. But now, because of these twin emergencies, everyone in the state […]

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Marshall fire, omicron triggers special Colorado health insurance enrollment period – The Denver Post

The Marshall Fire displaced thousands of Coloradans just as the wave of omicron was beginning to sweep through the state, so health insurance was probably not on many people’s minds when the Regular registration period for the state health insurance market ended on January 15. But now, because of these twin emergencies, everyone in Colorado […]

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66,000 Mainers sign up for first year of state health insurance market

More than 66,000 Mainers enrolled in the new state health insurance market, an increase of more than 10% from the previous year when a federal health care program was in effect, the Mills administration announced Tuesday. Maine now has its own website for residents who want insurance through the Affordable Care Act. The state in […]

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New York State Medicare Enrollment Period Extended

In conjunction with the Mayor’s Public Engagement Unit (PEU), the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the MetroPlus Health Plan, and community partners, the city will hold a day of action on Wednesday, January 19 to raise awareness of an important update to New York State Health’s open enrollment period. New York […]

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Health insurance: Amid soaring coronavirus cases, what’s the best way to choose a plan? Expert Answer

The Covid pandemic has brought to the fore the discussions around the capacity of care, the progress of treatments as well as the cost of health care. The capacity of public sector health services is limited, leaving a majority of people, around 75% according to an estimate by NITI Aayog, to seek treatment in private […]

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Health Insurance Enrollment Ends Today – NBC Connecticut

The COVID-19 pandemic has put our healthcare system in the spotlight. It also contributed to a seven percent increase in enrollment in the Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange. And if you haven’t registered yet, an important deadline is approaching. “We have 110,960 registrants this year, which is 7% more than we were at this point and […]

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Growing demand for health plans with Covid-specific runners

According to industry experts, insurance product customers are now increasingly opting for floating family plans with riders that pay for consumables and home quarantine. Many consumers are making the effort to be more involved and educated about health insurance due to the situation created during the second wave of Covid infection. “There has always been […]

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January 15 is the last day to subscribe to private health plans for 2022 through MNsure | News

Minnesotans seeking private health insurance in 2022 have until 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, January 15 to purchase coverage through MNsure. “More Minnesotans than ever are eligible for savings that can dramatically lower the cost of health insurance,” said MNsure CEO Nate Clark. “MNsure has health insurance to suit your needs and budget – don’t assume […]

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January 15 is the last day to sign up for private health plans for 2022

Minnesotans seeking private health insurance in 2022 have until 11:59 p.m. Saturday, January 15 to purchase coverage through MNsure. “More than ever before, Minnesotans are eligible for savings that can significantly lower the cost of health insurance,” said MNsure CEO Nate Clark. “MNsure has health insurance to suit your needs and budget – don’t assume […]

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The deadline for registering for health insurance is fast approaching

Nancy Anness is Chief Ascension Advocacy and Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. January is a time when many of us re-evaluate our habits and decide to adopt healthier habits. When planning a new exercise routine and researching meal plans, remember that purchasing health insurance is one of the most important things you can do for […]

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Take out health insurance for seniors? Buy health plans with a lifetime restore benefit

Take out health insurance for seniors? Buy health plans with a lifetime restore benefit New Delhi: With an increase in Covid -19 cases in India, especially during Wave 2, there has been growing awareness and demand for health insurance schemes in India. In fact, it wasn’t until March 2021 that the health insurance industry saw […]

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IRS increases PCORI fees for health plans payable in 2022

The IRS is increasing the fees that insurers or promoters of self-insured health plans pay each year to fund the Federal Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) trust fund. For 2022, the fee is due August 1, as July 31 falls on a Sunday this year. Charges apply to previous calendar year health insurance plans. According […]

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Can companies make the unvaccinated pay more for their health insurance?

AUSTIN (KXAN) – As COVID-19 cases rise and hospitals in Texas fill with patients battling the virus, big companies are considering using a newer tool to incentivize vaccination: making them pay more unvaccinated workers for health coverage. Delta Air Lines was the first major employer to announce that it was adopting this tactic. In August, […]

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Seniors Should Buy Health Plans With Lifetime Renewal Option

Once a person retires, they cease to benefit from group health insurance coverage offered by their firm. Buying normal health coverage becomes difficult in old age. The chances of contracting illnesses, on the other hand, increase at a time when the regular cash flow has stopped. Health care costs tend to skyrocket at about twice […]

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Need health insurance? Register with Covered California by December 31 for January coverage • The Mendocino Voice | Mendocino County, CAThe Mendocino Voice

MENDOCINO Co., 12/30/21 – For Californians without health insurance, Covered California offers a variety of options, and the annual enrollment period is open until January 31, 2022. people looking for health coverage from January 1, you can sign up and pay the first bill by December 31 and get health insurance in the new year. […]

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Reasons Why Your Health Insurance Plan Should Extend Coverage Beyond India India News

With changes such as increasing pollution levels, changing food quality, and lifestyle changes such as poor eating habits, commuting and busy work schedules, the risk of developing health problems increased. As our life expectancy increases, we are exposed to diseases for longer. It is therefore essential to be covered by a health insurance plan. Health […]

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Group health plans with new prescription drug and health care expense reporting requirements – food, drugs, health care, life sciences

Under the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2021 (the “CAA”), group health insurance plans and health insurance issuers are required to submit certain information relating to prescription drugs and other health care expenses to the Department of Health. Labor, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of the Treasury (the “Departments”).1 (For more information […]

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California Covered Deadline Approaches As Omicron Push Highlights Health Insurance Benefits – Lake County Record-Bee

SACRAMENTO – With the omicron COVID-19 variant spreading rapidly across state, Covered California urges uninsured and eligible people to act now so they can receive comprehensive health care coverage for all by 2022. Coverage is essential for both obtaining the necessary prevention. care and cover unforeseen care costs. The first registration deadline is fast approaching […]

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Only a few days left to subscribe to health insurance from January 1

Marylanders still have a few days to sign up for health coverage that begins Jan. 1, 2022 in the state’s health insurance market, Maryland Health Connection. This year’s open enrollment through Maryland Health Connection is a month longer than in recent years. Residents of Maryland can enroll in a private health insurance plan until January […]

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NJ and Pa. See strong interest in ACA health insurance plans

New Jersey and Pennsylvania see sharp surges in health insurance enrollments in their Affordable Care Act markets, as consumers enjoy second year of increased subsidies under a federal law designed to help the US economy through the coronavirus pandemic. In New Jersey, registrations for the 2022 plans were up 27% through December 5, compared to […]

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Launch of the first Indian health plans for entertainment professionals

Gig-work GigVistas Platform Partners with Online Insurance Platform Alyve Health to Provide Affordable Health Coverage to Over 8 Million Concert Economy Professions in India Comprehensive group insurance plans starting at 999 yen per year and offering up to 30 yen of coverage for independent contractors, freelancers and other professionals in the concert economy. Over 8 […]

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concert economy: GigVistas partners with Alyve Health to launch health plans for concert workers

GigVistas, the AI-powered stage work platform, has announced its partnership with Alyve Health to launch comprehensive health plans for the more than 8 million professionals in the concert economy in India. The newly launched plans are the first in India to cover concert professionals and their families and are affordable, keeping in mind the specific […]

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Group health insurance plans subject to new regulations

Tuesday, December 21, 2021 Under the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2021 (the “CAA”), group health insurance plans and health insurance issuers are required to submit certain information relating to prescription drugs and other health care expenses to the Department of Health. Labor, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of the Treasury (the […]

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Help family and friends facing technological challenges purchase health insurance this holiday season

SALEM, Ore. (KTVZ) – The holiday season is a time of food, fellowship, and helping family with technology. Instead of teaching loved ones how to use their smart TVs or set up a digital photo frame, caring Oregonians now have another way to help family members after dinner: help them navigate OregonHealthCare.gov to subscribe. to […]

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Over 285,000 people purchase health insurance through Get Covered New Jersey

Department of Banking and Insurance Commissioner Marlene Caride today announced that more than 285,000 New Jersey residents have purchased a 2022 health insurance plan through Get Covered New Jersey so far during the three-month open registration period which began on November 1. Consumers are taking advantage of the record levels of financial assistance available through […]

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Group health plans subject to new prescription drug and health care expense reporting requirements | Foley & Lardner LLP

Under the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2021 (the “CAA”), group health insurance plans and health insurance issuers are required to submit certain information relating to prescription drugs and other health care expenses to the Department of Health. Labor, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of the Treasury (the “Departments”).1 (For more information […]

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New MD Law Biden plan cuts health insurance costs / Public Information Service

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland – The open enrollment period for Maryland Health Insurance runs until January 15, and whether you are younger or older, additional financial assistance is available, through a new state law and US bailout. This year, Maryland enacted Senate Bill 729, establishing a pilot program to lower the costs of health insurance coverage for […]

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Self-Funded Employer Health Plans: Benefits, Pitfalls and Strategies

The majority of Americans receive their health coverage through some type of employer-sponsored insurance, and there are two main types of plans: fully insured and self-funded. Fully insured plans offer health insurance in a more conventional sense, where an employer and its employees pay monthly premiums to an insurer, who then bears the cost of […]

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Medicaid / Insurance Enrollment | Johnson County Kansas

REGISTRATION OPEN IS FROM NOVEMBER 1 TO DECEMBER 15, 2021 FOR COVERAGE STARTING JANUARY 1, 2022. Local assistance is available at Healthcare.gov or by calling 800-318-2596. Health Insurance Market (Affordable Care Act) – This service is currently unavailable. Our trained staff can help you find and select an insurance plan that matches your needs and […]

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Lexington judge finds health insurance company lied, delivers $ 4.7 million judgment [Lexington Herald-Leader]

November 30 – A so-called healthcare cost-sharing company that was once seen as “ruthless in denying coverage” by “Last Week Tonight’s” Jean Olivier, lost a $ 4.7 million trial in Lexington federal court. The Aliera Companies, which created and marketed “fraudulent” health care coverage, lost a class action lawsuit, resulting in a $ 4.7 million […]

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Insurance enrollment points to remember

While we’re all reeling from the higher prices on everything from steak and gasoline to furniture and bedding, here’s another expensive item you need to think about: health insurance. In its annual cost study, Kaiser Family Foundation found that annual premiums for employer-sponsored family health coverage were up 4% from last year, “workers paying on […]

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Mental health coverage for group health insurance plans

Monday, November 22, 2021 News Flash: There is no real statutory mandate that employers offer group health coverage, let alone coverage for specific conditions. However, federal law requires health plans that provide coverage for mental health and substance use disorders to ensure that financial requirements (such as coinsurance) and treatment limitations (such as visitation limits). […]

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How a grandmother fell into the health insurance divide – and why the Build Back Better plan could help cover Texans like her

Perla Rosalez, an unemployed grandmother in the Rio Grande Valley, stays awake at night, worrying about falling ill and leaving her three grandchildren behind. The 50-year-old is rationing both her medications and the doctor visits she needs to manage diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol and COVID-19 because she does not have health insurance for help […]

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Health plans should address health inequalities as part of their core work

HHealthcare businesses and organizations across the country grapple with health inequalities, spurred by devastating disparities in the pandemic’s toll as well as the delay reckoned with the racial injustice that followed. the murder of George Floyd. Some have been there for a while. Others are just getting started. But all of them have a lot […]

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More than 8,000 Mainers have obtained health insurance through the new state market

Thousands of Mainers have signed up for the state’s new health insurance market that has the potential to provide them with affordable health care coverage in 2022. Since registration began on November 1, 8,278 Mainers have chosen health coverage plans through CoverME.gov. The figure includes 862 new registrants as well as 7,416 loyal customers. CoverMe.gov […]

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Federal authorities require health plans to report drug costs under new rule

Payers, employers and other group health plan sponsors must report prescription drug and health coverage costs for consumers under a federal regulation released Wednesday. Plans and issuers must start reporting by December 27, 2021 and submit their information each subsequent year by June 1. 27, 2022. The Interim Final Rule is the fourth regulation to […]

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Workers’ Share of Annual Employer Health Insurance Premiums Approaches $ 6,000 | Health Info

By Robert Preidt, Health Day reporter (Health day) THURSDAY, November 11, 2021 (HealthDay News) – Health insurance has become slightly more expensive during the pandemic: New survey shows annual family premiums for employer-sponsored health insurance have increased by 4%, to reach an average of $ 22,221 this year. Of this amount, employees paid an average […]

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Family bonuses rise as employers increase virtual mental health benefits, says KFF

Dive brief: Family premiums for employer’s health insurance increased by 4% to an average of $ 22,221 annually this year, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation Employer Health Benefits Survey, released Thursday. On average, workers pay $ 5,969 per year for their health coverage, with employers taking the rest. The average single deductible for workers […]

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Supreme Court hears case of discrimination in health benefits

What would you like to know The case concerns people living with HIV who have been told to obtain specialized drugs from a specialized pharmacy. Patients say this requirement prevents people living with HIV from having the same meaningful access to drug benefits as other patients. AHIP says a decision favoring patients would undermine efforts […]

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Colorado Low Cost Health Insurance Enrollment Now Open

DENVER (KDVR) – It’s that time of year again when Colorado residents in need of affordable health care can enroll in Connect for Health Colorado, a public non-profit program. Connect for Colorado Health is a state program that provides a market for low cost health coverage plans and offers financial assistance to eligible Coloradans. Those […]

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Health insurance registration + Mobile community support

Get up, Mobile! Here’s everything you need to know to get a good start this Friday. First of all, the weather forecast for the day: Rather cloudy. High: 69 Low: 49. Here are the best stories in Mobile today: The Marlet period of affiliation to the health insurance open on November 1 for Mobile residents. […]

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Health insurance subscription period now open in Mobile

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) – The market registration period for health insurance opened on November 1 for residents of Mobile. What is the marketplace? Marketplace is a federal program that allows residents to compare and sign up for health coverage plans, including health insurance programs like Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama and private government […]

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New health plans offer twists and turns on existing options, with a dose of ‘watch out for buyers’

Non-traditional plans offer lower premiums, in part because the plans cover less than ACA plans. This article was published on Thursday, November 4, 2021 in Kaiser Health News. By Julie Appleby Trendy websites promise convenience and the absence of networks, at a cost well below the cost of traditional health insurance. “Welcome to insurance that’s […]

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New health plans offer twists and turns on existing options, with a dose of “buyer’s attention”

Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News Trendy websites promise convenience and the absence of networks, at a cost well below the cost of traditional health insurance. “Welcome to insurance that’s finally fair,” says one in bold print. “Take care of your health with a simple app,” says another. It’s all part of buying health coverage in […]

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New Health Plans Offer Twists On Options, With A Dose Of ‘Watch Out For Buyers’ | Health news from the healthiest communities

Trendy websites promise convenience and the absence of networks, at a cost well below the cost of traditional health insurance. “Welcome to insurance that’s finally fair,” says one, in bold print. “Take care of your health with just one easy application,” says another. It’s all part of buying health coverage in 2021. While still niche […]

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Pennsylvania Health Insurance Exchange Now Open – WPXI

HARRISBURG, Pa .– Governor Tom Wolf announced that the 2022 open enrollment period for health care coverage through the Pennie, Pa., Health Insurance Market begins today. “Pennie is the one stop shop for Pennsylvanians’ health needs,” Governor Wolf said. “With Pennie, Pennsylvanians have access to a variety of resources to help them understand how to […]

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Costs go up, so does help

TRENTON – Open registration for health insurance started under the Be covered New Jersey market, after reaching record levels earlier this year with more than 283,000 residents participating. The state-level marketplace – which rolled out in 2020 – offers more plan choices and record levels of financial aid available for 2022, with four insurers offering […]

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The Pros and Cons of a New Twist in Health Plans Economy

During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, people often relied on telemedicine for doctor visits. Now insurers are betting that some patients have liked it enough to adopt new types of health coverage that encourage video visits – or outright insist on them. Priority Health in Michigan, for example, offers coverage requiring online visits for […]

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Ambetter Health Insurance expands in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, La., October 29, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Ambetter Health Marketplace Insurance, the National Leader in Enrollment and Market Share, Expands Affordable Health Insurance Offerings to Louisiana. During this year’s open registration period (ongoing November 1, 2021 – January 15, 2022), residents can select Ambetter from Louisiana Healthcare Connections for health coverage at […]

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Ambetter Health Insurance Expands into Oklahoma

THE CITY OF OKLAHOMA, October 27, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Ambette Health Marketplace Insurance, the national leader in terms of registrations and market share, is expanding its affordable health insurance offerings to Oklahoma. During this year’s open registration period (ongoing November, 1st – January 15, 2021), residents can choose Ambette of Oklahoma for health […]

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INFB Health Plans Announces Over 4,300 Hoosiers Are Now Enrolled

Indiana Farm Bureau announced today that the Indiana Farm Bureau’s Health Plans had more than 1,700 active plans at the end of the third quarter, an increase of nearly 20% from the end of the second quarter. Additionally, the INFB health plans will not increase the rates for traditional health plans, which provide health coverage […]

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AtlantiCare to Receive State Funding for Health Insurance Enrollment Assistance | Government

TRENTON – Gov. Phil Murphy and Department of Banking and Insurance Commissioner Marlene Caride have announced nearly $ 4 million in grants to community organizations to serve as state navigators to provide assistance Free awareness, education, and registration for residents who purchase health insurance during the Open Enrollment Period of the Affordable Care Act. AtlantiCare […]

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Adopt health insurance, Sanwo-Olu tells locals

Posted October 26, 2021 Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu urged residents of the state to enroll in the state health insurance scheme. Sanwo-Olu, at the inauguration of the Lagos State Health System regulation, said the health insurance initiative would help achieve universal health coverage. The governor, who was represented by Lagos State Health Ministry technical […]

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Family or individual health insurance: what to choose?

Family or individual health insurance: what to choose? | Photo credit: BCCL New Delhi: The coronavirus pandemic has taught people the importance of having strong health insurance coverage. With the increase in the cost of medical treatments, awareness of health care and related expenses has increased, which has led people to actively purchase health insurance […]

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Van Hollen Seeks To Expand Maryland’s Check-The-Box Insurance Membership Nationwide

20 October 2021 US Senator Chris Van Hollen (D) announced on Tuesday that he is seeking to expand access to health insurance to millions of Americans by reflecting a state law in force which allows people to enroll through the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange by checking a box on their tax return. “This bill represents […]

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Friday health plans confirmed to offer 2022 health insurance options in North Carolina

Denver, 20 October 2021 (GLOBE NEWSLETTER) – Friday health plans (“Friday”), a health insurance company designed for Americans who buy their own health plans, has been approved by the North Carolina Department of Insurance offer health coverage to state residents from January 2022. The company’s Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) compliant plans will be available through […]

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Friday health plans confirmed to deliver 2022 health

Denver, October 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Friday Health Plans (“Friday”), a health insurance company designed for Americans who buy their own health plans, has been approved by the North Carolina Department of Insurance to offer health coverage for state residents from January 2022. The company’s Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) compliant plans will be available […]

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Van Hollen seeks to expand Maryland’s Check-the-Box insurance membership nationwide – Maryland Matters

US Senator Chris Van Hollen (D). Photo by Danielle E. Gaines. US Senator Chris Van Hollen (D) announced on Tuesday that he is seeking to expand access to health insurance to millions of Americans by reflecting a state law in force which allows people to enroll through the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange by checking a […]

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What to Know About Medical Debt and Health Benefits as COVID Persists

More than a year has passed since the economy emerged from its COVID-19-related recession, hiring has started to improve and the stock market has rebounded. Yet the pandemic continues to put pressure on the finances of millions of Americans, and it is reshaping their thinking about necessary products and strategies. Some people with COVID-19 have […]

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Family health insurance versus multiple individual health insurance: which is the best option?

Representative image Health insurance is considered the first thing that a successful person should purchase, before even starting the investment journey. Why? Because life is uncertain and a sudden health crisis can create enormous upheaval – both financial and emotional. A good health insurance plan can help you weather the crisis smoothly. However, when it […]

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SOU, RCC Part-Time Teachers Receive Health Benefits – Medford News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News

Mail Tribune file photo of the High Tech Center at Rogue Community College in White City. Human Resources departments have informed eligible employees of the change, thanks to new state legislation For the first time, part-time faculty at Southern Oregon University and Rogue Community College are eligible for health care benefits. The change comes in […]

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5 surprising things that turn your cashless health insurance into a nightmare

But choosing cashless health insurance is easier said than done. By Mathilde Giglio During FY21, health insurance grew by 13.3% in gross direct premiums (GDP). And the online individual insurance market opportunity is expected to reach $ 1.25 billion by fiscal year 25 Even people who were suspicious of insurance companies and depended on their […]

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Insurance focused on virtual tours? A new twist in health plans

During the height of the covid-19 pandemic, people often relied on telemedicine for doctor visits. Now insurers are betting that some patients have liked it enough to adopt new types of health coverage that encourage video visits – or outright insist on them. Priority Health in Michigan, for example, offers coverage requiring online visits for […]

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Kynect state-based exchange opens October 15 to preview health plans

Starting November 1, Kentuckians can apply, register for benefits through the Kentucky Marketplace at kynect.ky.gov FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentuckians are encouraged to visit kynect.ky.gov starting Friday, October 15 to review and compare plans in the state’s new health care market to see which coverage will best meet their needs for 2022. Kentuckians can register […]

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Lagos to enroll 3 million residents in health insurance scheme – Nairametrics

The Lagos state government has concluded plans to enroll at least 3 million residents in the state health insurance scheme over the next year. This is part of the state government’s effort to provide access to health to the more than 24 million people living in the state in terms of improving funding and delivery […]

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Main advantages of purchasing health insurance in monthly installments

Over the past 18 months, the world around us has changed completely! None of us would ever have imagined that the current COVID-19 pandemic would wreak havoc on such a large scale. The pandemic has not only affected the health of people around the world, but has also destroyed jobs, global economies and personal wealth […]

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Hawaii calls on health plans for more transparency on benefits of gender transition

Insurance regulators in Hawaii want to help residents of the state compare the benefits of the gender transition of health plans. The effort may mean that agents, brokers, and other benefits advisors in Hawaii – and every state following Hawaii’s lead – will have another coverage detail to explain to clients. The memo Hawaii Insurance […]

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Hawaii Asks Health Plans To Show Benefits Of Gender Transition On Web

Descriptions of gender identity benefits should be posted on the web “as soon as possible and at the latest, before the effective date of plans for plan year 2022,” Hayashida said. Hayashida noted that Hawaii’s laws prohibit health plans from discriminating against individuals with respect to participation or coverage, based on real or perceived gender […]

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GUEST COLUMN: Tips for Buying Smart Health Insurance | Opinion

Our health needs can change each year, as can health insurance coverage choices. It is therefore important to understand your health care options to find coverage that meets your needs and budget. The annual or open enrollment season has arrived, a time when many Coloradans and millions of Americans across the country will have the […]

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Here is how to choose the best health insurance plan in India

Today, to achieve our dreams and aspirations, we put a lot of things on the line, be it family, friends, hobbies and, most importantly, our health. As we try to get through our capitalist societies, we lose our healthy eating and sleeping habits, resulting in alarming health problems. Therefore, in an attempt to save their […]

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Pennsylvania Department of Insurance Announces 2022 Health Insurance Rates

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, October 2 – Pennsylvania Department of Insurance posted the following news on October 1, 2021: Insurance Commissioner Jessica altman announced today Pennsylvania 2022 Health insurance rates from the Affordable Care for Individuals and Small Groups (ACA) Act, highlighting increased competition in the market for several counties and a low, almost flat, average rate […]

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The Insurance Department announces the 2022 health insurance rates; Highlights of more diet options and increased affordability

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman today announced the 2022 Affordable Care for Individuals and Small Groups (ACA) Medicare Rates, highlighting increased market competition for multiple counties and a low, almost flat, statewide average rate change in the individual market. Pennsylvanians can expect more options and more competition when purchasing health insurance plans for […]

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12 key benefits of buying family health insurance at the right time

A family health insurance policy provides the whole family with a fixed health insurance policy for a single plan rather than an individual life plan. The plan provides financial assistance if a registered family member is diagnosed or hospitalized during the term of the policy. This plan covers spouse, children, parents, and you can also […]

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House Bill could dramatically change retirement, paid vacation and health benefits

The broad spending and taxes bill currently passed by the House, if passed by Congress and enacted, would force most employers to offer a self-enrolling pension plan and create a funded paid vacation program. by the federal government for workers in the private sector. It would also weaken the “firewall” that prevents employees from benefiting […]

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More employers offered health benefits in 2020, according to EBRI

Despite predictions to the contrary, employers did not drop health benefits en masse after the Affordable Care Act came into effect, the Employee Benefit Research Institute found. The EBRI published a study concluding that the percentage of private sector employers offering health benefits has increased. In 2016, 45.3% of private sector employers offered health benefits. […]

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California may require health plans to cover dependent parents of enrollees

Pending final approval from Governor Gavin Newsom, California is in a position to require state-regulated private health plans to provide health insurance coverage to eligible dependent adults. AB 570, or the “Parent Healthcare Act”, drafted by Asm. Miguel Santiago and sponsored by the California Department of Insurance (CDI), will require health plans to provide coverage […]

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COVID-19 puts mental health benefits front and center for employers

The COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced the role of comprehensive and affordable mental health benefits as a retention strategy for employers, according to a pair of surveys released Monday. New investigations from the National Alliance of Healthcare Buyers Coalitions and Mercer make the case for integrating quality mental health coverage into employee benefit plans. The findings, […]

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Consider self-financing options when renegotiating health benefits

LAS VEGAS – Fully funded group health plans can be “a rigged system” on behalf of insurance companies and benefit brokers, warned Steve Watson, SHRM-SCP, at the 2021 SHRM Annual Conference and Exhibition. Many organizations are currently renegotiating health benefits for 2022 with insurance companies, or are preparing to do so, said Watson, CEO of […]

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Cigna + Oscar Expands Footprint on Small Business Access to Affordable Health Plans in Illinois

CHICAGO & NEW YORK – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Cigna, one of the world’s leading health services companies, and Oscar Health, Inc. (“Oscar”) (NYSE: OSCR), the leading health insurance company based on a comprehensive technology platform , announced today that Cigna + Oscar1 Small business health insurance will be available in Chicago (Cook County), as well […]

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Workers refusing vaccine should pay more for health insurance

People who have chosen not to be vaccinated against COVID-19 are publicly sharing their stories of becoming seriously ill. They have a lot to say in media interviews. They talk about getting sicker and sicker before you land in an emergency room. Next come intensive care, time wasted on ventilators, fear of death, and complaints […]

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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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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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Workers’ union sues Die Cast Co. over outdated health plans

Law360 (Aug 19, 2021, 2:13 p.m. EDT) – A union representing workers at a western Pennsylvania die-casting plant has filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging that a technical error resulted in the loss of a large number of members have health insurance coverage until next summer. The International Union of Workers of North America […]

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ICHRA is changing the face of employer-sponsored health benefits

When most business leaders are introduced to the concept of ICHRA, a relatively new model of employer-sponsored health benefits that offers long-term budget control and the potential for significant savings compared to group benefits traditional, their first reaction is somewhere along the lines of “sounds too good to be true.” That’s the sentiment expressed by […]

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HHS proposals to expand access to health insurance membership

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has proposed rule changes to make it easier for people to enroll in health coverage. These changes include a proposal to extend the annual open enrollment period for individual / family health coverage, as well as a proposal for year-round enrollment for low-income households. This article explains […]

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Governor of Maryland: extension of health insurance membership

ANNAPOLIS, MD (STL.News) Governor Larry Hogan and the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange announced today that the state health insurance market, Maryland Health Connection, will extend its current special registration period for coronaviruses. Uninsured Marylanders have the option to enroll in health coverage until August 15. This deadline aligns with the extension of the special federal […]

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Approaches to the deadline for special enrollment in ACA / Public Information Service health insurance

AUSTIN, Texas – There’s a week left until the window closes for Texans to take advantage of a special enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act. The Biden administration ACA Health Insurance Special Membership Period 2021 started in February and ends on Monday August 15th. Notable grants have been made available for the six-month period, […]

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Maryland: Extended Health Insurance Enrollment Period

Governor Hogan announces extension of special state health insurance enrollment period until May 15 ANNAPOLIS, MD (STL.News) Governor Larry Hogan and Maryland Health Benefit Exchange announced today that the state health insurance market, Maryland Health Connection, will extend its current special enrollment period. Uninsured Marylanders have the option to enroll in health coverage until May […]

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Your ACA Health Insurance Enrollment Checklist

“People in their 50s and 60s who may have watched the market before before turning away in horror from how much they would have to pay for a plan should look again,” said Karen Pollitz, senior researcher and expert ACA at the non-partisan Kaiser. Family Foundation Bottom Line: The recently enacted stimulus law increases subsidies […]

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Maryland’s program linking insurance registration to tax filing shows promise

States have begun to explore and launch facilitated enrollment strategies to directly connect uninsured consumers to market coverage opportunities and streamline the enrollment process. (Photo: Shutterstock) Despite progress under the Affordable Care Act and the state’s expansion of Medicaid, nearly 33 million non-elderly Americans still did not have health insurance in 2019. In recent years, […]

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Beware of these scams during the special period of subscription to health insurance

Posted: March 30, 2021 / 11:51 AM EDT / Update: March 30, 2021 / 11:51 AM EDT Lansing, Michigan (WLNS) – The Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) is warning consumers to beware of health insurance fraud and the promotion of bogus health insurance policies in order to steal private information. Their warning […]

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Maryland Extends Health Insurance Enrollment Period

Maryland is extending the special state health insurance enrollment period until mid-August. BALTIMORE (AP) – Maryland is extending the special state health insurance enrollment period until mid-August. Governor Larry Hogan and the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange announced Friday that uninsured state residents will have the option to sign up for health coverage until August 15. […]

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Statement from President Joe Biden on the 2021 Special Health Insurance enrollment period via HealthCare.gov

Health care is a right, not a privilege. No one should have to stay awake at night staring at the ceiling wondering what to do to get the care they need or pay the bills if a family member gets sick. That is why I will do everything in my power to ensure that all […]

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Enrollment in Biden’s special health insurance varies by state

WASHINGTON – Millions of Americans have a special opportunity to purchase government-sponsored health insurance, but residents of two states – Connecticut and Idaho – had better act quickly. Although President Joe Biden directed the federal race HealthCare.gov to reopen registrations from February 15 to May 15, the 14 states that operate their own insurance exchanges […]

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Maryland Expands Health Insurance Membership Citing COVID-19 Pandemic

Maryland has reopened its health insurance swap for enrollment, officials citing the worsening COVID-19 pandemic. The state recently held its annual enrollment period for coverage starting this year, but authorities wanted to give residents more time to purchase a plan through the online marketplace, created under the Care Act. affordable and generally used by people […]

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State Health Insurance Enrollment Deadline is Tuesday, December 15 | Life

Pennie, the state’s health insurance market, is approaching the 2021 enrollment deadline. The last day to purchase health coverage that will begin in January is Tuesday, December 15. If you miss the December 15 deadline, you can still apply through Pennie until January 15, 2021. Coverage selected after December 15 will begin on February 1, […]

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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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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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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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Former Oriole Eddie Murray to highlight Medicare membership – CBS Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Tax season is officially underway, and this year there’s a new feature that thousands of state taxpayers may find beneficial. A handful of state officials were joined by a familiar sports legend on Monday as they launched the new easy-to-enroll health insurance program for tens of thousands of Marylanders who would benefit […]

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Registration deadline for ACA health insurance December 15 | Richmond Free Press

More health insurance choices that will cost less. This is the good news for people who have until Sunday, December 15 to purchase health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Insurance companies are offering more plans in Richmond and the state and cutting costs, said Jill Hanken, a lawyer at the […]