To repair its troubled health care website, the Obama administration may need to add project workers with fresh talent, take portions of the system off line for days or weeks, and conduct more comprehensive tests to prevent crashes and delays, technology experts say.
Avalere Healths Elizabeth Carpenter urges everyone to remember the big picture, not just the Obamacare marketplace, but also on the broader health care system and how things are evolving.
As intelligence emerges about failed and rushed testing in the weeks leading up to the Oct. 1 launch of Healthcare.gov, an expert close to state-run exchanges says these issues may not be as easily fixed as the president alluded to on Monday.
President Barack Obama said the widespread flaws afflicting online insurance exchanges under his health care law represent only a portion of the program, as he sought to fend off critics of his signature legislative achievement.
The bugs that have plagued the rollout of U.S. health insurance exchanges will be fixed by Dec. 15, said Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus, the lead author of the 2010 health care law.
The Obama administration said it has reached out to the best and brightest from inside and outside of government to get its health insurance exchange up to speed, even as it faces another missed deadline for the rollout.
In the most populous state in nation, agents are not happy with the way the state-run health care exchange is treating them and there are many more road bumps to cross in the near future, said a San Diego-area broker Friday at AHIPs State Issues Conference.
After the partisan passions and heated rhetoric, the disruptions of a government shutdown and displays of dysfunction, Congress did what it could have done weeks ago: voted to fund the government and lift the debt limit.
Eleven days into the federal government shutdown, employee benefits attorneys assess the short-term and long-term potential implications for your business and benefits strategy.
Cigna has instructed brokers to halt selling insurance to individuals who are subsidy-eligible through its federal health care exchange broker portals.
Exchange prep, however, will go a long way to help employers prepare for the delayed employer mandate. Figure out whether you are an applicable large employer and if you are, start measuring. Otherwise, you could be left scrambling.
Eager to meet client needs and keep their business brokers hunt for information on individual exchanges, but are cautioned not to ignore the SHOP market.
Questions arise about phone enrollment on the East Coast, while the West Coast deals with a backlog thats left brokers without necessary certification.
Technical difficulties leave advisers in the dark as they scramble to answer client questions on the launch of the ACAs health insurance exchanges
The strategies of insurers like UnitedHealth Group and WellPoint are under the microscope as data from four of the five largest U.S. states is collected by SNL Financial Group.