ACA Marketplace

Preferred Health Insurance Solutions Provides Tips To Assist Individuals Who Enroll In The Upcoming 2021 Marketplace Open Enrollment Period | PRWeb | 10/22/2020

… professional who is trained to walk a client through the entire process of selecting a healthcare plan and enrolling for coverage,” began Robert Dial, vice president, Preferred Health Insurance Solutions (PHIS), formally known as ACA Marketplace Enrollment Solutions (ACAEnroll.com) . “A licensed health insurance professional can also help the individual select a plan that meets their needs and budget. In addition to the cost for monthly health insurance premiums, an individual …

The Fair Care Act of 2020: Market-Based Universal Coverage | 10/13/2020

… gap.” 2.9 million uninsured individuals have incomes above 400% of the Federal Poverty Level ($51,040 for a childless adult and $104,800 for a family of four), and are therefore ineligible for subsidies on the ACA marketplaces, but have no alternative offer of affordable employer-sponsored coverage. Undocumented immigrants. Individuals not lawfully present in the U.S. comprise 4.3 million, or 14% of the uninsured population. These individuals are not eligible for …

Will COVID-19 Layoffs and Employment Loss Spark Another Single Payer Debate? | 10/1/2020

… often without a lapse in coverage. They can enroll in a Marketplace plan, which the ACA set up for just these reasons… Here in California, we offer Covered California, which is the most successful ACA marketplace in the country. Covered California also, incidentally, welcomes the services of insurance agents, who can assist these individuals when they do lose coverage, and direct them to subsidized health plans or even Medi-Cal …

Promises Kept? On Health Care, Trump’s Claims of ‘Monumental Steps’ Don’t Add Up | 9/30/2020

… period by half and slashed the budget for promoting the plans and paying people to help others navigate the often-confusing process of signing up. Administration officials have complained that plans sold on the ACA marketplaces are not affordable, so they set new rules that allowed companies to sell competing “short-term” policies that were less expensive than ACA-sanctioned plans. But those plans are not required to provide comprehensive …

Promises Kept? On Health Care, Trump’s Claims of ‘Monumental Steps’ Don’t Add Up | Kaiser Health News | 9/28/2020

… size/” slashed the budget /a for promoting the plans and paying people to help others navigate the often-confusing process of signing up. /p p Administration officials have complained that plans sold on the ACA marketplaces are not affordable, so they set new rules that allowed companies a href=”https://khn.org/news/trump-administration-loosens-restrictions-on-short-term-health-plans/” to sell competing “short-term” policies /a that were …

Promises Kept? On Health Care, Trump’s Claims of ‘Monumental Steps’ Don’t Add Up | 9/28/2020

… size/” slashed the budget /a for promoting the plans and paying people to help others navigate the often-confusing process of signing up. /p p Administration officials have complained that plans sold on the ACA marketplaces are not affordable, so they set new rules that allowed companies a href=”https://khn.org/news/trump-administration-loosens-restrictions-on-short-term-health-plans/” to sell competing “short-term” policies /a that were …

Promises kept? On health care, Trump’s claims of ‘monumental steps’ don’t add up | News & Features | ArcaMax Publishing | 9/28/2020

… period by half and slashed the budget for promoting the plans and paying people to help others navigate the often-confusing process of signing up. Administration officials have complained that plans sold on the ACA marketplaces are not affordable, so they set new rules that allowed companies to sell competing “short-term” policies that were less expensive than ACA-sanctioned plans. But those plans are not required to provide comprehensive …

Promises kept? On health care, Trump’s claims of ‘monumental steps’ don’t add up | 9/28/2020

… period by half and slashed the budget for promoting the plans and paying people to help others navigate the often-confusing process of signing up. Administration officials have complained that plans sold on the ACA marketplaces are not affordable, so they set new rules that allowed companies to sell competing “short-term” policies that were less expensive than ACA-sanctioned plans. But those plans are not required to provide comprehensive …

Promises kept? On health care, Trump’s claims of ‘monumental steps’ don’t add up | 9/28/2020

… period by half and slashed the budget for promoting the plans and paying people to help others navigate the often-confusing process of signing up. Administration officials have complained that plans sold on the ACA marketplaces are not affordable, so they set new rules that allowed companies to sell competing “short-term” policies that were less expensive than ACA-sanctioned plans. But those plans are not required to provide comprehensive …

Promises kept? On health care, Trump’s claims of ‘monumental steps’ don’t add up | 9/28/2020

… period by half and slashed the budget for promoting the plans and paying people to help others navigate the often-confusing process of signing up. Administration officials have complained that plans sold on the ACA marketplaces are not affordable, so they set new rules that allowed companies to sell competing “short-term” policies that were less expensive than ACA-sanctioned plans. But those plans are not required to provide comprehensive …

Promises kept? On health care, Trump’s claims of ‘monumental steps’ don’t add up | 9/28/2020

… period by half and slashed the budget for promoting the plans and paying people to help others navigate the often-confusing process of signing up. Administration officials have complained that plans sold on the ACA marketplaces are not affordable, so they set new rules that allowed companies to sell competing “short-term” policies that were less expensive than ACA-sanctioned plans. But those plans are not required to provide comprehensive …

Promises Kept? On Health Care, Trump’s Claims of ‘Monumental Steps’ Don’t Add Up | 9/28/2020

… period by half and slashed the budget for promoting the plans and paying people to help others navigate the often-confusing process of signing up. Administration officials have complained that plans sold on the ACA marketplaces are not affordable, so they set new rules that allowed companies to sell competing “short-term” policies that were less expensive than ACA-sanctioned plans. But those plans are not required to provide comprehensive …

Promises kept? On health care, Trump’s claims of ‘monumental steps’ don’t add up | Health & Fitness | ArcaMax Publishing | 9/28/2020

… period by half and slashed the budget for promoting the plans and paying people to help others navigate the often-confusing process of signing up. Administration officials have complained that plans sold on the ACA marketplaces are not affordable, so they set new rules that allowed companies to sell competing “short-term” policies that were less expensive than ACA-sanctioned plans. But those plans are not required to provide comprehensive …

Major Groups Representing Millions of Patients Release Telehealth Principles | PR Newswire | 9/24/2020

… coalition believes legislation or regulations concerning telehealth should meet the following principles: Improving Access through Equitable Coverage: Telehealth services should be covered by all health plans including, but not limited to, Medicare, Medicaid, the ACA Marketplace , and other federal and state regulated commercial health plans. Improving Access through Easing Technology Barriers: Telehealth services should be equitably available through easily usable technologies that are accessible to people with disabilities, with limited …

Health Policy Resources for Covering the 2020 Elections | 9/24/2020

… and broader campaign. Some key resources: Overview This overview slideshow compares President Trump’s record and Democratic nominee Biden’s positions across a wide range of key health issues, including the response to the pandemic, the ACA marketplace, Medicaid, Medicare, drug prices, reproductive health, mental health and opioids, immigration and health coverage, and health care costs. This JAMA Health Forum column also summarizes key differences. This brief reviews the Trump administration’s record …

Radar On Market Access: Pandemic, Market Stability Encourage Major Insurers to Expand ACA Footprints | 9/24/2020

… not expect insurers to view the exchanges as a growth opportunity. But recent moves by some of the country’s largest payers suggest otherwise. Centene Corp. said on Sept. 11 that it will widen its ACA marketplace footprint by selling plans in “nearly 400 new counties” next year. The company will increase its presence in 13 of the states where it already sells plans, plus enter two new states: Michigan and …

Pandemic, Market Stability Encourage Major Insurers to Expand ACA Footprints | 9/23/2020

… not expect insurers to view the exchanges as a growth opportunity. But recent moves by some of the country’s largest payers suggest otherwise. Centene Corp. said on Sept. 11 that it will widen its ACA marketplace footprint by selling plans in “nearly 400 new counties” next year. The company will increase its presence in 13 of the states where it already sells plans, plus enter two new states: Michigan and …

Pennsylvania launches new state-run ACA marketplace | 9/23/2020

Pennsylvania’s new state-run Affordable Care Act health insurance marketplace will debut Nov. 1. The new system, dubbed Pennie, is intended to enable the state to offer lower-cost insurance than customers have been able to get from the Affordable Care Act insurance offered by the healthcare.gov website run by the federal government, said Jessica Altman, Pennsylvania insurance commissioner. This “is really a landmark moment in health care and access …

STATE OF THE STATES: Summer 2020 | 9/23/2020

… about the work happening close to you! The COVID emergency has upended state legislative sessions – and yet health policy work moves forward in statehouses around the country. Read about recent state actions on Medicaid, ACA Marketplace s, copay accumulators, step therapy, and more. Oklahoma and Missouri voters approve constitutional amendments to expand Medicaid Voters have made Oklahoma and Missouri the latest states to expand Medicaid at the ballot box, but the …

September 23rd Playbook | 9/23/2020

… Post-Gazette : As Senate locks up votes, Toomey supports moving forward on Trump nominee to Supreme Court Post-Gazette : Judge rejects Wolf’s request for stay on shutdown ruling Post-Gazette : Meet Pennie, Pennsylvania’s new ACA marketplace for health insurance Post-Gazette : House approves spate of bills, but Senate offers no guarantee as government shutdown looms Patriot News : Sen. Pat Toomey says he’ll vote on President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Patriot …

If you’ve always had employer healthcare, you have no idea how vital the ACA is | 9/23/2020

… had incomes, but for the first time, no employer-provided insurance. His previous employer offered COBRA coverage, of course, but it was crazy expensive. It made far more sense to go straight to the ACA Marketplace , since that’s what we’d have done once COBRA ran out anyway. The process of getting our ACA healthcare plan set up was a nightmare, but I’m so very thankful for it. Let me start …

Pennsylvania launches new state-run ACA marketplace | 9/23/2020

Pennsylvania launches new state-run ACA marketplace By John Finnerty CNHI News Service Sep 23, 2020 Sep 23, 2020 HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s new state-run Affordable Care Act health insurance marketplace will debut Nov. 1. The new system, dubbed Pennie, is intended to enable the state to offer lower-cost insurance than customers have been able to get from the Affordable Care Act insurance offered by the healthcare.gov website run by …

Health Care Lifeline: The Affordable Care Act and the COVID-19 Pandemic | 9/23/2020

… Medicaid and without coverage through their jobs, individual market plans were generally unsubsidized, expensive, full of benefit gaps, and often unavailable altogether to people with pre-existing health conditions. With Medicaid expansion and the ACA marketplaces now offering coverage to this group, we’d expect health coverage programs to be even more responsive to need during this recession than in the past. Data on Medicaid enrollment suggest this is indeed the …

Seacoast Democrats go after Gov. Sununu on issue of choice | 9/22/2020

… an executive councilor to cast the deciding vote in 2015 to defund Planned Parenthood, and his more recent veto of the Reproductive Health Parity Act. The Health Parity Act would have required commercial and ACA Marketplace insurance plans to cover abortion care if they also cover maternity care. In New Hampshire, an insurance company can deny coverage for an abortion procedure, even if medically necessary. In Sununu’s veto statement, he …

Demand for Health Insurance in the Time of COVID-19: Evidence from the Special Enrollment Period in the Washington State ACA Marketplace | 9/15/2020

Gerardo Ruiz Sanchez (Trinity College), Demand for Health Insurance in the Time of COVID-19: Evidence from the Special Enrollment Period in the Washington State ACA Marketplace , SSRN: I study the demand for health insurance during the COVID-19 pandemic using Special Enrollment Period (SEP) individual-level enrollment data from the Washington State Affordable Care Act Marketplace. I document that most individuals enrolling in plans during the pandemic are those …

Health Insurance Marketplace

Preferred Health Insurance Solutions Provides Tips To Assist Individuals Who Enroll In The Upcoming 2021 Marketplace Open Enrollment Period | PRWeb | 10/22/2020

… a healthcare plan and enrolling for coverage,” began Robert Dial, vice president, Preferred Health Insurance Solutions (PHIS), formally known as ACA Marketplace Enrollment Solutions (ACAEnroll.com) . “A licensed health insurance professional can also help the individual … re-enroll, or change a 2021 insurance plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace. b. Tuesday, December 15th: OEP closes. c. Friday, January 1st, 2021: The date when 2021 health insurance plan coverage begins. Tip 4 …

Medicare Advantage

The Fair Care Act of 2020: Market-Based Universal Coverage | 10/13/2020

… those workers eligible for tax credits to help afford coverage. Other Fair Care Act reforms would lower the cost of Medicare Advantage, attracting more seniors to that program instead of traditional, single-payer, fee-for … of four), and are therefore ineligible for subsidies on the ACA marketplaces, but have no alternative offer of affordable employer-sponsored coverage. Undocumented immigrants. Individuals not lawfully present in the U.S. comprise 4.3 million, or …

Medicaid

The Fair Care Act of 2020: Market-Based Universal Coverage | 10/13/2020

… who directly buy coverage would enjoy more choice and competition on the individual insurance marketplaces. Many able-bodied adults on Medicaid would also gain the opportunity to choose their own coverage on these reformed marketplaces … of four), and are therefore ineligible for subsidies on the ACA marketplaces, but have no alternative offer of affordable employer-sponsored coverage. Undocumented immigrants. Individuals not lawfully present in the U.S. comprise 4.3 million, or …

Medicare

The Fair Care Act of 2020: Market-Based Universal Coverage | 10/13/2020

… those workers eligible for tax credits to help afford coverage. Other Fair Care Act reforms would lower the cost of Medicare Advantage, attracting more seniors to that program instead of traditional, single-payer, fee-for … of four), and are therefore ineligible for subsidies on the ACA marketplaces, but have no alternative offer of affordable employer-sponsored coverage. Undocumented immigrants. Individuals not lawfully present in the U.S. comprise 4.3 million, or …

COVID-19

The Fair Care Act of 2020: Market-Based Universal Coverage | 10/13/2020

… insurance plan. CBO estimates that between 2019 and 2021, the number of uninsured will rise, due to unemployment caused by COVID-19. (Source: Congressional Budget Office ) Who, exactly, is uninsured in America? According to the … of four), and are therefore ineligible for subsidies on the ACA marketplaces, but have no alternative offer of affordable employer-sponsored coverage. Undocumented immigrants. Individuals not lawfully present in the U.S. comprise 4.3 million, or …

Kaiser Family Foundation

Will COVID-19 Layoffs and Employment Loss Spark Another Single Payer Debate? | 10/1/2020

… the ACA set up for just these reasons… Here in California, we offer Covered California, which is the most successful ACA marketplace in the country. Covered California also, incidentally, welcomes the services of insurance agents … picked up this story and added to it, citing that Kaiser Family Foundation has estimated that 27 million Americans have lost coverage in the pandemic, and reported that the Urban Institute and the Robert Wood …

CDC

Promises Kept? On Health Care, Trump’s Claims of ‘Monumental Steps’ Don’t Add Up | Kaiser Health News | 9/28/2020

… others navigate the often-confusing process of signing up. /p p Administration officials have complained that plans sold on the ACA marketplaces are not affordable, so they set new rules that allowed companies a href … Coast most likely a href=”https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/coronavirus/new-cdc-report-confirms-first-covid-cases-in-ny-came-from-europe-other-states/2518796/” came from Europe. /a /p p Although the White House has …

Community Health

Obamacare co-ops down from 23 to final ‘3 little miracles’ | FierceHealthcare | 9/11/2020

… inappropriately withheld billions from insurers meant to help cushion losses from 2014 through 2016, the first three years of the ACA marketplaces. While those payments were intended to help any insurers losing money, it was … Maine aided in Supreme Court victory The Maine co-op, Community Health Options, helped bring competition to the state’s market, which has had trouble at times attracting insurance carriers, said Eric Cioppa, who heads the …

Department of Health and Human Services

District judge blocks HHS rule that would end transgender health protections - MedCity News | 8/18/2020

A district judge blocked a rule by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that would have removed anti- discrimination provisions protecting transgender patients. On Monday, Senior U.S. District Judge Frederic Block ruled that … and insurance plans that receive federal financial assistance, such as ACA marketplace plans or Medicare Advantage plans. HHS’ announcement came just three days before a landmark Supreme Court decision that discrimination based on sex includes …

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

ACA Marketplace Plan Affordability Is Likely To Decrease For Subsidized Enrollees In 2020 | Health Affairs | 11/22/2019

Email In 2020, Affordable Care Act (ACA) health insurance Marketplace premiums will increase for significant segments of the currently enrolled population. This is because gross premiums are decreasing in the ACA Marketplaces for the second year in a row . In a recent Health Affairs blog post, Katie Keith noted the following statement from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS): “Premiums are expected to drop by 4 percent for …

Readmissions

Bright Health Announces 2020 Plan Details and Pricing for Its Colorado Markets | PR Newswire | 10/29/2019

… Health members, this translates into a more personalized and affordable patient experience, including: Lower out-of-pocket costs 1 Fewer readmissions 2 and emergency room visits 3 A reduction in duplicate testing 4 Referral-free … Alliance.” In addition to the standard benefits required for all ACA Marketplace plans, individuals and families who choose Bright Health will receive: Cash rewards for completing healthy actions Meal delivery after hospital stays Transportation benefits …

AMA

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ States Race To Reverse ‘Roe’ | Kaiser Health News | 5/16/2019

… see the audio player? a href=”https://soundcloud.com/user-719970294/tracks” Click here to listen on SoundCloud /a . /p p Alabama is the latest in a growing list of states passing bans on abortion in … state to embrace a public option insurance plan for its ACA marketplace. But the plan will be run by insurance companies and it’s unclear how that would lead to lower premium prices for consumers. p …

UnitedHealth

Will COVID-19 Layoffs and Employment Loss Spark Another Single Payer Debate? | 10/1/2020

… the ACA set up for just these reasons… Here in California, we offer Covered California, which is the most successful ACA marketplace in the country. Covered California also, incidentally, welcomes the services of insurance agents … past couple of months.” Forbes went on to report that “UnitedHealth Group saw its net income double from $3.4 billion to $6.7 billion, while Anthem’s grew two-fold, climbing from $1.1 billion to $2.3 billion …

‘Locally Grown’ Insurance Companies Help Fortify Washington State Market | Kaiser Health News | 8/30/2019

… ACA marketplace. Its products are available in eastern Washington and Oregon as well as northern Idaho. /p p But the two largest companies in Washington’s health insurance market are based elsewhere: Kaiser Foundation Health Plan has seized 19% of the market and UnitedHealth Group controls 14%. Washington’s Healthplanfinder has shrunk slightly since 2014, from eight companies to six in 2019, but two new outside companies plan to join the market …

UnitedHealth Group

Will COVID-19 Layoffs and Employment Loss Spark Another Single Payer Debate? | 10/1/2020

… the ACA set up for just these reasons… Here in California, we offer Covered California, which is the most successful ACA marketplace in the country. Covered California also, incidentally, welcomes the services of insurance agents … past couple of months.” Forbes went on to report that “UnitedHealth Group saw its net income double from $3.4 billion to $6.7 billion, while Anthem’s grew two-fold, climbing from $1.1 billion to $2.3 billion …

‘Locally Grown’ Insurance Companies Help Fortify Washington State Market | Kaiser Health News | 8/30/2019

… ACA marketplace. Its products are available in eastern Washington and Oregon as well as northern Idaho. /p p But the two largest companies in Washington’s health insurance market are based elsewhere: Kaiser Foundation Health Plan has seized 19% of the market and UnitedHealth Group controls 14%. Washington’s Healthplanfinder has shrunk slightly since 2014, from eight companies to six in 2019, but two new outside companies plan to join the market …

Centene

UnitedHealth Group Inc. stock falls Wednesday, still outperforms market - MarketWatch | 9/23/2020

Given that enrollment in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchanges has basically flatlined, one might not expect insurers to view the exchanges as a growth opportunity. But recent moves by some of the country’s largest payers suggest otherwise. Centene Corp. said on Sept. 11 that it will widen its ACA marketplace footprint by selling plans in “nearly 400 new counties” next year. The company will increase its presence in 13 …

Pennsylvania launches Pennie, its own health insurance marketplace | 9/23/2020

Given that enrollment in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchanges has basically flatlined, one might not expect insurers to view the exchanges as a growth opportunity. But recent moves by some of the country’s largest payers suggest otherwise. Centene Corp. said on Sept. 11 that it will widen its ACA marketplace footprint by selling plans in “nearly 400 new counties” next year. The company will increase its presence in 13 …

HealthSherpa

Alegeus and HealthSherpa Partner to Provide Seamless ICHRA and Benefit Enrollment Experience | Business Wire | 8/4/2020

WALTHAM, Mass.- Alegeus , the market leader in consumer-directed healthcare (CDH) solutions, today announced a partnership with HealthSherpa , a health technology company that has created a simplified health insurance plan shopping and enrollment experience, to … utilizing high quality, affordable health insurance coverage. HealthSherpa only sells ACA marketplace plans, which have built-in consumer protections, and has enrolled over 3 million Americans in Affordable Care Act coverage since its founding in …

Alegeus and HealthSherpa Partner to Provide Seamless ICHRA and Benefit Enrollment Experience | Business Wire | 8/4/2020

… BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug 4, 2020– Alegeus , the market leader in consumer-directed healthcare (CDH) solutions, today announced a partnership with HealthSherpa , a health technology company that has created a simplified health insurance plan shopping and … utilizing high quality, affordable health insurance coverage. HealthSherpa only sells ACA marketplace plans, which have built-in consumer protections, and has enrolled over 3 million Americans in Affordable Care Act coverage since its founding in …

HealthDay

Trump Signs Order Some Say Will Strangle Obamacare | WebMD | 10/13/2017

… Will Strangle Obamacare Move allows younger, healthier workers to find cheaper-but-skimpier plans elsewhere, experts say By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) – President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an … a “shadow” health insurance system that competes directly against the ACA marketplaces, offering cheap and limited policies. Healthier Americans will gravitate toward the skimpier coverage offered under these plans, opponents say, leaving sicker people in …

Trump Says He’ll Cut Subsidies for Obamacare | WebMD | 10/13/2017

… He’ll Cut Subsidies for Obamacare Move could cripple the program, follows a similar executive order signed Thursday By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) – In yet another potential blow to Obamacare … a “shadow” health insurance system that competes directly against the ACA marketplaces, offering cheap and limited policies. Healthier Americans will gravitate toward the skimpier coverage offered under these plans, opponents say, leaving sicker people in …

Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser sees $1.1B net loss in first quarter, driven by investments - MedCity News | 5/12/2020

California-based managed care plan Kaiser Permanente reported a $1.1 billion net loss in the first quarter of 2020. The nonprofit chalked it up to losses in its investment portfolio, as the market dropped sharply … to lose some members with commercial insurance to Medicaid and ACA Marketplace plans, as unemployment numbers continue to rise. The company saw its membership increase by 194,000 to 12.4 million by the end of the …

Kaiser sees $1.1B net loss in first quarter, driven by investments - MedCity News | 5/12/2020

California-based managed care plan Kaiser Permanente reported a $1.1 billion net loss in the first quarter of 2020. The nonprofit chalked it up to losses in its investment portfolio, as the market dropped sharply … to lose some members with commercial insurance to Medicaid and ACA Marketplace plans, as unemployment numbers continue to rise. The company saw its membership increase by 194,000 to 12.4 million by the end of the …

Nebraska Medicine-Nebraska Medical Center

Bright Health Brings Its Innovative Model to Nebraska in Collaboration with Nebraska Health Network in 2020 | Markets Insider | Business Insider | 10/7/2019

… plans in collaboration with Nebraska Health Network, an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) whose network includes the Methodist Health System and Nebraska Medicine-Nebraska Medical Center. The company has received regulatory approval from the Nebraska Department … competitive. For individuals and families purchasing health insurance through the ACA Marketplace, the company’s Silver Plans have some of the lowest premiums available, and for consumers who qualify for federal subsidies, many plans are available …

Bright Health Brings Its Innovative Model to Nebraska in Collaboration with Nebraska Health Network in 2020 | PR Newswire | 10/7/2019

… plans in collaboration with Nebraska Health Network, an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) whose network includes the Methodist Health System and Nebraska Medicine-Nebraska Medical Center. The company has received regulatory approval from the Nebraska Department … competitive. For individuals and families purchasing health insurance through the ACA Marketplace, the company’s Silver Plans have some of the lowest premiums available, and for consumers who qualify for federal subsidies, many plans are available …

Nebraska Medicine

Bright Health Brings Its Innovative Model to Nebraska in Collaboration with Nebraska Health Network in 2020 | Markets Insider | Business Insider | 10/7/2019

… plans in collaboration with Nebraska Health Network, an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) whose network includes the Methodist Health System and Nebraska Medicine-Nebraska Medical Center. The company has received regulatory approval from the Nebraska Department … competitive. For individuals and families purchasing health insurance through the ACA Marketplace, the company’s Silver Plans have some of the lowest premiums available, and for consumers who qualify for federal subsidies, many plans are available …

Bright Health Brings Its Innovative Model to Nebraska in Collaboration with Nebraska Health Network in 2020 | PR Newswire | 10/7/2019

… plans in collaboration with Nebraska Health Network, an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) whose network includes the Methodist Health System and Nebraska Medicine-Nebraska Medical Center. The company has received regulatory approval from the Nebraska Department … competitive. For individuals and families purchasing health insurance through the ACA Marketplace, the company’s Silver Plans have some of the lowest premiums available, and for consumers who qualify for federal subsidies, many plans are available …

Methodist Health System

Bright Health Brings Its Innovative Model to Nebraska in Collaboration with Nebraska Health Network in 2020 | Markets Insider | Business Insider | 10/7/2019

… Bright Health developed its plans in collaboration with Nebraska Health Network, an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) whose network includes the Methodist Health System and Nebraska Medicine-Nebraska Medical Center. The company has received regulatory approval … competitive. For individuals and families purchasing health insurance through the ACA Marketplace, the company’s Silver Plans have some of the lowest premiums available, and for consumers who qualify for federal subsidies, many plans are available …

Bright Health Brings Its Innovative Model to Nebraska in Collaboration with Nebraska Health Network in 2020 | PR Newswire | 10/7/2019

… Bright Health developed its plans in collaboration with Nebraska Health Network, an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) whose network includes the Methodist Health System and Nebraska Medicine-Nebraska Medical Center. The company has received regulatory approval … competitive. For individuals and families purchasing health insurance through the ACA Marketplace, the company’s Silver Plans have some of the lowest premiums available, and for consumers who qualify for federal subsidies, many plans are available …

Aetna

Will COVID-19 Layoffs and Employment Loss Spark Another Single Payer Debate? | 10/1/2020

… the ACA set up for just these reasons… Here in California, we offer Covered California, which is the most successful ACA marketplace in the country. Covered California also, incidentally, welcomes the services of insurance agents … 2.3 billion.” They also stated that CVS Health (which owns Aetna and other brands, including pharmaceutical companies) added an extra billion dollars in net income in the second quarter of this year, increasing from $1.9 …

Big profits put insurers on awkward footing - MedCity News | 8/16/2020

… 2019 to $6.7 billion for the second quarter of 2020, with Anthem and Humana also seeing their bottom lines double. Aetna, which was acquired by CVS Health in 2018, also contributed to its parent company’s … investors. Centene, which is a big provider of Medicaid and ACA marketplace plans, actually had raised its revenue guidance for 2020 by $6 billion, based on unemployment trends. But it recently adjusted its expectations down …

Humana

Will COVID-19 Layoffs and Employment Loss Spark Another Single Payer Debate? | 10/1/2020

… the ACA set up for just these reasons… Here in California, we offer Covered California, which is the most successful ACA marketplace in the country. Covered California also, incidentally, welcomes the services of insurance agents … from $1.9 billion to $3 billion. There were others, including Humana, discussed in the article. The press makes it sound like all employers are experiencing massive layoffs. They are not. Industries like the trucking and …

Big profits put insurers on awkward footing - MedCity News | 8/16/2020

… net profits jump from $3.4 billion in 2019 to $6.7 billion for the second quarter of 2020, with Anthem and Humana also seeing their bottom lines double. Aetna, which was acquired by CVS Health in … investors. Centene, which is a big provider of Medicaid and ACA marketplace plans, actually had raised its revenue guidance for 2020 by $6 billion, based on unemployment trends. But it recently adjusted its expectations down …

Cigna

Radar On Market Access: Pandemic, Market Stability Encourage Major Insurers to Expand ACA Footprints | 9/24/2020

… ACA marketplace footprint by selling plans in “nearly 400 new counties” next year. The company will increase its presence in 13 of the states where it already sells plans, plus enter two new states: Michigan and New Mexico. On Sept. 10, Cigna Corp. announced that it will be increasing its ACA exchange presence by “nearly 80 counties” next year, expanding its customer reach in that market by more than 50 …

UnitedHealth Group Inc. stock falls Wednesday, still outperforms market - MarketWatch | 9/23/2020

… ACA marketplace footprint by selling plans in “nearly 400 new counties” next year. The company will increase its presence in 13 of the states where it already sells plans, plus enter two new states: Michigan and New Mexico. On Sept. 10, Cigna Corp. announced that it will be increasing its ACA exchange presence by “nearly 80 counties” next year, expanding its customer reach in that market by more than 50 …

Centene Corp

4 insurers expanding their ACA marketplace footprint | Becker’s Hospital Review | 9/14/2020

4 insurers expanding their ACA marketplace footprint Morgan Haefner - After a large exodus in 2017, more health insurers are growing their presence in the individual exchanges and marketplaces set up by the ACA. Here are … is also expanding its ACA exchange and marketplace footprint. 1. Centene Corp. is expanding its offerings on the ACA marketplace for the 2021 plan year. The insurer is growing its footprint by 400 new counties …

Centene’s Neidorff: WellCare acquisition has cleared final state approvals | FierceHealthcare | 12/6/2019

NEW YORK CITY—St. Louis-based Centene Corporation’s acquisition of WellCare Health Plans crossed a significant hurdle as the deal earned approval from all 27 states necessary, according to Centene CEO Michael Neidorff. Illinois and … sides of the aisles to do that.” Companies in the ACA marketplaces also face other lingering challenges, including a court challenge to the law filed by a group of Republican-led states. Those states won …

Anthem Blue Cross

4 insurers expanding their ACA marketplace footprint | Becker’s Hospital Review | 9/14/2020

4 insurers expanding their ACA marketplace footprint Morgan Haefner - After a large exodus in 2017, more health insurers are growing their presence in the individual exchanges and marketplaces set up by the ACA. Here are … its footprint by 400 new counties. 2. Ascension Wisconsin and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield are launching a health plan on the ACA marketplace for the 2021 coverage year. The plan will be offered …

6 updates on payer-provider relations | Becker’s Hospital Review | 11/22/2019

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield mistakenly listed WellStar Medical Group, the physician group of Marietta, Ga.-based WellStar Health System, as a network provider for its ACA marketplace plan. The error comes after the organizations publicly feuded over WellStar’s out-of-network status with Anthem’s marketplace plan. 3. Humana and Seoul Medical Group, a Korean American group that includes more than 3,400 physicians, expanded their risk-based agreement in Hawaii …

Molina Healthcare

With ACA ruling, payers get unexpected short-term reprieve | Healthcare Dive | 12/19/2019

… status quo in place for now” in a post-decision note Wednesday. Payer stocks rose in early morning trading Thursday. Molina Healthcare, which has 8% of its total membership in the marketplace, and Centene, which … Cigna, Centene and Molina that have found success in the ACA marketplace and expanded their footprints there …

Some major exchange insurers come up short on quality scores | Modern Healthcare | 8/22/2019

… doesn’t publicly report its ACA exchange membership, but its on- and off-exchange individual membership totaled 741,000 on June 30. Molina Healthcare, which covers 308,000 exchange members, had an overall star rating of 2.7, with … bring more transparency to healthcare and it comes when the ACA marketplace has stabilized enough to concentrate on things like quality ratings instead of just keeping the market afloat. Many insurers that once fled the …

Bright Health

Bright Health Announces 2020 Plan Details and Pricing for Its Colorado Markets | PR Newswire | 10/29/2019

MINNEAPOLIS , Oct. 29, Today, Bright Health announced details of its 2020 individual and family plans and Medicare Advantage plans for Colorado . Bright Health will continue its collaboration with Centura Health, the largest healthcare network in … Alliance.” In addition to the standard benefits required for all ACA Marketplace plans, individuals and families who choose Bright Health will receive: Cash rewards for completing healthy actions Meal delivery after hospital stays Transportation benefits …

Bright Health Brings Its Innovative Model to Oklahoma in Collaboration with INTEGRIS Health in 2020 | PR Newswire | 10/21/2019

MINNEAPOLIS , Oct. 21, Today, Bright Health announced details of its individual and family plans for Oklahoma City area residents in 2020 . Bright Health developed their plans in collaboration with INTEGRIS Health. Bright Health has received … Hospital. In addition to the standard benefits required for all ACA Marketplace plans, individuals and families who choose Bright Health will receive: Cash rewards for completing healthy actions Meal delivery after hospital stays Transportation benefits …

Donald Trump

Promises Kept? On Health Care, Trump’s Claims of ‘Monumental Steps’ Don’t Add Up | 9/30/2020

When it comes to health care, President Donald Trump has promised far more than he has delivered. But that doesn’t mean his administration has had no impact on health issues — including the operation of the … up. Administration officials have complained that plans sold on the ACA marketplaces are not affordable, so they set new rules that allowed companies to sell competing “short-term” policies that were less expensive than ACA …

Joe Biden

Promises Kept? On Health Care, Trump’s Claims of ‘Monumental Steps’ Don’t Add Up | 9/30/2020

… health services. In a last-ditch effort to raise his approval rating on an issue on which he trails Democrat Joe Biden in most polls, Trump on Thursday unveiled his “ America First Healthcare Plan ,” which … up. Administration officials have complained that plans sold on the ACA marketplaces are not affordable, so they set new rules that allowed companies to sell competing “short-term” policies that were less expensive than ACA …

Julie Rovner

Promises Kept? On Health Care, Trump’s Claims of ‘Monumental Steps’ Don’t Add Up | Kaiser Health News | 9/28/2020

Promises Kept? On Health Care, Trump’s Claims of ‘Monumental Steps’ Don’t Add Up By Julie Rovner and Phil Galewitz September 28, 2020 h1 Promises Kept? On Health Care, Trump’s Claims of ‘Monumental Steps’ Don’t Add … p Administration officials have complained that plans sold on the ACA marketplaces are not affordable, so they set new rules that allowed companies a href=”https://khn.org/news/trump-administration-loosens-restrictions-on-short-term …

Sabrina Corlette

Obamacare co-ops down from 23 to final ‘3 little miracles’ | FierceHealthcare | 9/11/2020

… inappropriately withheld billions from insurers meant to help cushion losses from 2014 through 2016, the first three years of the ACA marketplaces. While those payments were intended to help any insurers losing money, it was … ops will survive. “These are the three little miracles,” said Sabrina Corlette, a research professor and co-director of the Center on Health Insurance Reforms at Georgetown University, in Washington, D.C. Maine aided in Supreme …

Chris Murphy

Senate Democrats to White House: Reopen ACA Marketplace, Allow Seniors to Access Medicare During Pandemic | US Seante | 8/7/2020

Senate Democrats to White House: Reopen ACA Marketplace, Allow Seniors to Access Medicare During Pandemic Aug 07 2020 Washington —Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) joined Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and two dozen colleagues in calling on President Trump to reopen the Affordable Care Act’s marketplace to allow more people to enroll in health insurance and access federal subsidies, and to take steps to ensure seniors can enroll in Medicare …

Peter Lee

Don’t count on lower premiums despite pandemic-driven boon for insurers | FierceHealthcare | 8/3/2020

… year. Webinar Numerous insurers across the country have announced plans to hike rates next year, though some have proposed cuts. Peter Lee, executive director of Covered California, appeared skeptical about premium reductions in the state’s … to 8.6% at one in Michigan. The proposed premiums for ACA marketplace plans do not affect job-based coverage, but they may indicate how the pandemic is affecting premiums generally. The consensus among industry experts …

Tammy Baldwin

Baldwin, Colleagues Urge Congressional Leaders to Expand Health Care Coverage in Future Coronavirus Legislation | US Seante | 4/21/2020

… health care and face lack of access to comprehensive health coverage amid the COVID-19 crisis WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined 37 of her Senate colleagues, led by Senator Mark R … coverage and expand coverage options where needed. Re-open the ACA Marketplace and Provide Premium Relief to Enrollees: Congress should convey to the Administration the importance of using their existing authority to re-open the …

Bob Dial

Individuals Who Lose Job-Based Health Insurance Can Qualify For A Marketplace Health Insurance Plan | PRWeb | 4/18/2020

… addition, they may be eligible to take advantage of generous subsidies which can make a Marketplace health plan affordable,” began Bob Dial, vice president, Preferred Health Insurance Solutions (Preferred Health). Typically, the Open Enrollment Period … Illness, Short Term Medical, and others. PHIS, formerly known as ACA Marketplace Enrollment Solutions (ACAEnroll.com), provides enrollment services throughout the country, through national and regional insurance carriers. Consumers can call the PHIS Call Center at …

Nancy Pelosi

Brown Presses Congressional Leaders To Expand Healthcare Coverage & Include Robust COBRA Subsidies In Future Coronavirus Legislation | US Seante | 4/17/2020

… 19. In the first letter, the Senators urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to make sure that any future coronavirus … coverage and expand coverage options where needed. Re-open the ACA Marketplace and Provide Premium Relief to Enrollees: Congress should convey to the Administration the importance of using their existing authority to re-open the …

Cory Booker

Menendez, Booker Fight for Expanded Health Care Coverage in Any Future COVID-19 Stimulus | US Seante | 4/17/2020

… employer-based health care amid the COVID-19 crisis Friday, April 17, 2020 NEWARK, N.J. – U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker today joined 36 of their Senate colleagues in pressing congressional leaders to make … coverage and expand coverage options where needed. Re-open the ACA Marketplace and Provide Premium Relief to Enrollees : Congress should convey to the Administration the importance of using their existing authority to re-open the …

Alex Azar

Merkley, Colleagues to HHS: Reopen the ACA Marketplace, Allow More Americans to Get Health Insurance During COVID-19 Pandemic | US Seante | 4/10/2020

Press Releases Press Release Merkley, Colleagues to HHS: Reopen the ACA Marketplace, Allow More Americans to Get Health Insurance During COVID-19 Pandemic Merkley, Colleagues to HHS: Reopen the ACA Marketplace, Allow More Americans to … related to COVID-19. In a letter to HHS Secretary Alex Azar, the senators urged HHS to allow Americans to enroll through a unique Special Enrollment Period (SEP) that should last throughout the duration of …

Bob Sheehy

Bright Health Announces 2020 Plan Details and Pricing for Its Colorado Markets | PR Newswire | 10/29/2019

… At Bright Health, we believe the foundation of good healthcare is a strong relationship between people and their doctors,” said Bob Sheehy , Bright Health’s co-founder and chief executive officer. “By working hand-in-hand … Alliance.” In addition to the standard benefits required for all ACA Marketplace plans, individuals and families who choose Bright Health will receive: Cash rewards for completing healthy actions Meal delivery after hospital stays Transportation benefits …

Ken Jacobs

Extent of health coverage gains from California gig worker law uncertain - The Morning Call | Chicago Tribune | 10/10/2019

… insurance is the largest component of that. “I think we will see more people classified as employees over time,” said Ken Jacobs, chair of the Center for Labor Research at the University of California, Berkeley … health insurance on their own through Covered California, the state’s ACA marketplace. Offering insurance is also a retention tool. Other small companies, however, could choose to drop coverage altogether rather than pay the tab for …

Larry Levitt

BidenCare is here: Democratic front-runner unveils 2020 health plan - POLITICO | 7/15/2019

… access to Biden’s new public option, for instance. Undocumented immigrants also would be newly able to purchase coverage in the ACA marketplace, but with no subsidies, a campaign official confirmed to PULSE. “If I’m elected … undo the health law in Congress and the courts,” said Larry Levitt of the Kaiser Family Foundation. — How progressives have viewed it: They’ve criticized Biden for seeking to preserve the current market rather than transform …

Dennis Thompson

Trump Signs Order Some Say Will Strangle Obamacare | WebMD | 10/13/2017

… Some Say Will Strangle Obamacare Move allows younger, healthier workers to find cheaper-but-skimpier plans elsewhere, experts say By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) – President Donald Trump on Thursday … a “shadow” health insurance system that competes directly against the ACA marketplaces, offering cheap and limited policies. Healthier Americans will gravitate toward the skimpier coverage offered under these plans, opponents say, leaving sicker people in …