Health insurers such as WellPoint Inc. and Humana Inc. stand to gain $5.5 billion next year to cover losses from Obamacare in a program the laws opponents label a bailout.
Facing an end-of-the-month deadline, the U.S. government is increasing efforts to enroll millions more Americans into Obamacare, including appeals from President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle.
The Obama administration last week said it will offer relief to consumers unable to purchase health insurance through state-run exchanges that have been hampered by technical difficulties.
The benefits industry is pushing back against a campaign by some policy-makers to increase federal oversight of self-insured health plans, particularly in regards to the purchasing of stop-loss insurance.
At a Republican think tank-sponsored forum on Thursday, congressmen from the right touted a patient and doctor-focused fix to health reform, but remain split on whether to repeal or make piecemeal changes to the Affordable Care Act. They also voiced concerns about employees ability to make ends meet as a consequence of the law.
Employers are begging for information on compliance with the Affordable Care Act, and as their benefit adviser you can and should offer them guidance or risk losing them to an adviser who will. Attorney Peter Marathas of Proskauer Rose LLP has outlined four ACA issues you should already be discussing with your clients.
Consumers shopping on the Obamacare exchanges are thriftier than the general public, with more picking health plans based on price rather than their choice of doctors, a study found.
A panel of voluntary carriers shares tricks of the trade at EBAs Workplace Benefits Renaissance in Atlantic City, N.J.
While this might not be the easy tactic, its an important transformation in the long run, Employee Family Protection's Vinnie Daboul told attendees at EBAs Workplace Benefits Renaissance in Atlantic City, N.J.
The employee benefit advisers role is a critical one that must be protected in dealing with the sheer confusion of the Affordable Care Act, Sen. Kelly Ayotte told NAHU members at the organizations annual Capitol Conference, where she also proposed several GOP-led repairs to the law.
Among the top Republican alternatives to the Affordable Care Act are bills that focus on price transparency, income taxes changes and tort reform, the Republican National Committees Sharon Day told attendees at NAHUs annual Capitol Conference.
As federal funding for state-run SHOP exchanges runs out in 2015, voluntary benefits may be the key to exchange sustainability, according to Ryan Howells, vice president and general manager of Connecture.
Health insurers participating in the Medicare Advantage program, including Humana Inc. and UnitedHealth Group Inc., face a base payment cut of about 3.55% next year, the U.S. government said. The ACA could bring cuts up another few percentage points.
The Affordable Care Act is overcoming its initial problems and is making progress in accomplishing its mission of expanding and improving coverage, New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan said.
LIMRA survey finds 70% of advisers predict the ACA will slash group medical sales, with many saying health care reform will drive employers out of the market altogether.