President Barack Obamas repeated postponement of deadlines in the rollout of his health care overhaul has sparked accusations from Republicans that hes straying into dangerous territory by rewriting the law.
Most Americans are avoiding the lowest-priced health plans on the Obamacare insurance exchanges, taking advantage of government subsidies to seek more protection against high treatment costs.
The world is getting smaller and smaller by the day. And as a result, brokers potential to work with clients from other towns, other states and maybe even other countries is getting bigger and bigger.
A survey found U.S. employers are increasingly looking at this option, following the lead of companies like Walgreen Co. seeking to reduce costs..
EBA talks with Ken Crerar, president and CEO of the Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers, about why and how this "very disconcerting time" needs to be seized by brokers. He also talks goals for the group for the year ahead.
If the last few years were an age of reform, then weve definitely entered a new era a time of compliance.
Contrary to expectations, the latest findings from healthcare researcher Decision Resources Group reveal that several of the state-based health insurance exchanges that were expected to perform the best are performing quite poorly, while some of the exchanges in Republican-dominated states openly hostile to the Affordable Care Act have fared surprisingly well to date.
Limitations with how the federally-run health insurance exchanges present information misleads consumers and induces them to spend many thousands of dollars a year more than necessary on health coverage, according to Consumers Checkbook, a non-profit consumer advocacy organization and web site.
The dissatisfaction, disappointment and frustration with launch of the federal health insurance exchange could be expected, especially with the constantly elevating level of consumer expectations for e-commerce and other online systems. Meanwhile, the number of private exchanges continues to grow and are in a very good position to succeed.
For millions of low-income Americans, the road to health care reform in 2014 could prove to be a jagged line as they bounce between public exchanges and Medicaid as their income fluctuates over the year.
In a sign of just how difficult it is to rein in out-of-pocket costs, 35% of 2014 bronze-level plans in the Small Business Health Options Program exchange had deductibles that exceeded suggested annual caps under the Affordable Care Act.
This is spurring a new push into communities to sell the states program face-to-face.
This week started out with the much anticipated employer responsibility ruling and first shocked us with the additional employer mandate delay. But theres much more to the ruling that advisers and plan sponsors need to be aware of in the coming months.
Fewer people are getting their primary health insurance coverage through their employers, according to a Gallup Poll released Wednesday, which also reported the number of uninsured Americans has reached a five-year low.
The day after Addie Wilson was quoted in a newspaper article complaining about her experience with President Barack Obamas Affordable Care Act, her mobile phone rang while she was in the bathroom.