Insurance brokers have been saying it all along, but now a House Oversight and Government Reform report confirms that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services had numerous failings in their conceptualization and implementation of navigators. Here are the key findings from that House report: [Images: Fotolia]
Former Microsoft Corp. executive Kurt DelBene was named to replace Jeffrey Zients as the manager of the U.S. health insurance enrollment system, as Zients prepares to take over as White House chief economic adviser.
A group of Catholic health and educational organizations dont have to comply with a federal Affordable Care Act requirement to provide their employees with contraception coverage, a federal judge in New York ruled.
As with other components of the ACA, Congress may have overlooked that ERISA already has something to say about what employees can be charged as a contribution.
Emails obtained by the Republican majority of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce reveal that the Obama administration knew this summer that the federal SHOP exchange would likely not be ready for launch on Oct. 1.
With the ACA requiring even more communications to employees, many employers might consider shifting to electronic means for all disclosure notices, but there are many rules here and employers and their advisers should be careful.
The federal agency in charge of exchanges is communicating with brokers about technology improvements, but brokers say they havent heard much of anything, yet.
After struggling for two months to fix the federal online insurance exchange at the core of the law, Obama Tuesday began what aides say will be a three-week campaign to use his bully pulpit to regain momentum for his signature domestic initiative.
The Notre Dame case is among 86 lawsuits attacking ACA on religious grounds, sources say, and the Supreme Court has agreed to hear challenges.
The Obama administration says much of the site is fixed but its not clear still how much of that is true.
A staple component of every independent brokerage and agency for marketing and service, this element changed dramatically for most brokers in 2013
In the latest ACA delay announced Wednesday, HHS touts brokers as an alternative for small businesses to enroll
The decision by CMS leaves just eight days for insurers to send bills to those signing up on the last day of the enrollment period.
Quandary emerges for brokers who trained on the systems but might not want the business.
Public support for the U.S. health care overhaul fell to its lowest level in a Kaiser Family Foundation survey after the Oct. 1 debut of government-run insurance marketplaces greeted consumers with breakdowns on websites, higher prices and potentially broken promises.