Individual Health Insurance Market

UnitedHealthcare of New York, Inc. v. Lacewell | 7/20/2020

… for Defendant-Appellee Linda A. Lacewell, Superintendent of Financial Services of the State of New York. LOHIER, Circuit Judge: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was designed to 29 expand coverage in individual health insurance market s nationwide. See Pub. L. 30 No. 111-148, 124 Stat. 119 (2010), amended by the Health Care and Education 31 Reconciliation Act of 2010, Pub. L. No. 111-152, 124 Stat. 1029 (2010). The …

Association for Community Affiliated Plans v. Department of the Treasury | 7/17/2020

… for Group Health Plans and Group Health Insurance Issuers Under HIPAA Titles I & IV, 69 Fed. Reg. 78,720, 78,748 (Dec. 30, 2004). When Congress enacted the ACA in 2010 to “expand coverage in the individual health insurance market ,” King v. Burwell, 135 S. Ct. 2480, 2485 (2015), it incorporated by crossreference HIPAA’s definition of “individual health insurance coverage,” including its exclusion of STLDI, see Pub. L. No. 111-148, § 1551, 124 …

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Payers Recommend More Federal Funds for MA, Medicaid, Employers | HealthPayer Intelligence | 7/14/2020

… to the organizations, Congress first should offer temporary subsidies, actual funds, or expand existing programs. Second, legislators should fully—though temporarily— subsidize COBRA premiums for those who lose their employer-sponsored health plans. Third, individual health insurance market premiums should be less costly. There are two ways that Congress could reduce individual health insurance market premiums: Adjust premium tax credits by age Enhance subsidies for those at 150 percent of …

How Payers, Policymakers Can Help Small Business Health Coverage | HealthPayer Intelligence | 7/9/2020

… with an average loss of over 7,800 members per quarter in the last year. READ MORE: 4 Health Benefits That Are Valuable to Small Businesses Rising premiums, growing enrollment in self-funded, alternative, or individual health insurance market plans, and regulatory developments instigated this shift away from the New Jersey small group health insurance market. “The small group market is at a critical point, as small employers are paying more …

Should you look outside the ACA’s exchanges? | 7/9/2020

One of the primary provisions of the ACA was to overhaul the individual health insurance market . The law did away with medical underwriting , gender-based premiums, and skimpy policies with exorbitant out-of-pocket exposure , and it narrowed the premium gap between younger and older insureds. Annual and lifetime benefit maximums were eliminated for all essential health benefits . Buying a policy in the individual market is now a realistic option …

Hawaii: Preliminary avg. 2021 #ACA premiums: -1.7% indy, -2.0% sm. group | 7/8/2020

Hawaii only has two carriers participating in the Individual health insurance market. For 2020, they’re reducing unsubsidized premiums by 1.7% . COVID-19 isn’t listed as a factor at all by either of the carriers, nor by any of the small group carriers in Hawaii either…which makes total sense since Hawaii has the lowest rate of COVID-19 infection in the country. The small group carriers are requesting a weighted …

What is the Medical Loss Ratio of the Affordable Care Act? | HealthPayer Intelligence | 7/7/2020

… by premiums and taxes. Additionally, the rebates are cumulative, based on a payer’s past three years of spending. The medical loss ratio may be vary based on the size of the group health plan. Individual health insurance market plans and small group health insurance market plans have a medical loss ratio of 80 percent. For larger groups—companies that exceed 50 employees—payers must adhere to a medical loss ratio …

Experts Weigh in on Obamacare as White House Asks Supreme Court for Termination | 7/5/2020

… visiting fellow in domestic policy studies at The Heritage Foundation, told The Epoch Times in an email. “Six companies that have collected billions from the federal government in premium subsidies now control half the individual health insurance market . Ironically, House Democrats have passed a bill that will increase government handouts to the health insurance industry.” Mark Farrah Associates has compiled data on six insurance companies: Centene, GuideWell, Kaiser Foundation, HCSC …

Most Furloughed Workers Still Covered by Employer-Sponsored Plan | HealthPayer Intelligence | 7/1/2020

… expansion High prices on the Affordable Care Act market Low consumer education on healthcare coverage options Others whose job loss did not affect their health insurance were largely enrolled in Medicaid, Medicare, or the individual health insurance market (36 percent). These findings corroborate Urban Institute research published in late April 2020 which found that income, immigration, and uninsurance prior to the pandemic all played a role in preventing the currently …

House Floor Summary, 6/29/2020 | 6/30/2020

H2599 10:11:44 a.m. - H.R. 1425 - Considered under the provisions of rule H.Res. 1017 . H.R. 1425 —“ To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide for a Improve Health Insurance Affordability Fund to provide for certain reinsurance payments to lower premiums in the individual health insurance market .” 10:11:49 a.m. - H.R. 1425 - Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1425 , H.R. 5332 , H.R. 7120 , H.R. 7301 and H.J.Res. 90 . The resolution …

Congress Considers Expanding ACA As Feds Move to Dismantle It | HealthPayer Intelligence | 6/30/2020

… to become law in its present form, it would establish an Improve Health Insurance Affordability Fund. States could draw from the fund for two purposes. The funds could go toward: Reinsurance payments in the individual health insurance market place Reducing out-of-pocket healthcare spending for members in qualified health plans on the individual health insurance market Dig Deeper Supreme Court Rules Federal Government Must Pay $12B to ACA Insurers However …

Nebraska health insurance | 6/19/2020

Home States Nebraska Nebraska health insurance Two insurers offer 2020 coverage in Nebraska’s individual health insurance market ; short-term plans are now available with plan terms up to 364 days. Health insurance & health reform authority June 19, 2020 Health insurance in Nebraska Nebraska uses the federally facilitated exchange but the state oversees aspects of the plan available for sale. Open enrollment for 2021 health plans runs from November 1 – December …

Trends That Matter: Enrollment Shift Into ACA Exchanges | 6/18/2020

… that there will be a major enrollment shift away from employer-sponsored plans and into Medicaid and the individual market, In fact, one recent analysis suggested that there could be “unprecedented growth” in the individual health insurance market . “The impact of COVID-19-related job losses will likely more than double the current enrollment in Individual & Marketplace plans, with the potential for the Individual market to triple in size to …

Individual health insurance market regulation and concentration: Let the big dogs eat more? | 6/12/2020

Individual health insurance market regulation and concentration: Let the big dogs eat more? AEIdeas Thomas P. Miller June 12, 2020 Once upon a time, President Obama made the following promise during a September 2009 address to a joint session of Congress: “Now, if you’re one of the tens of millions of Americans who don’t currently have health insurance, the second part of this plan will finally offer you quality, affordable …

Perspectives on ACA Exchanges Amid COVID-19 | 6/11/2020

… will be a major enrollment shift away from employer-sponsored plans and into Medicaid and the individual market, AIS Health reported. In fact, one analysis suggested that there could be “unprecedented growth” in the individual health insurance market . “The impact of COVID-19-related job losses will likely more than double the current enrollment in Individual & Marketplace plans, with the potential for the Individual market to triple in size to …

Georgia health insurance marketplace: history and news of the state’s exchange | 6/10/2020

… proposal to go up to that amount, but not above it). SB106 also authorizes the state to submit a 1332 waiver to the federal government with a proposal or proposals for improving the state’s individual health insurance market . In May 2019, the state invited several consulting firms to submit proposals for working with the state to develop 1115 and 1332 waiver proposals, and the state announced in June that Deloitte …

Considerations for Entry or Reentry Into the Individual Health Insurance Market | 6/9/2020

Many health insurers and HMOs may be considering entering or reentering the individual health insurance market, either on or off a federal or state-based health insurance marketplace. Over the last two years, the individual health insurance market has remained fairly stable and profitable (as evidenced by stable premium rates and rising MLR rebates). Additionally, new individual coverage HRAs that allow employers to set aside HRA funds for employees to …

COVID-19 May Drive More Insurers into ACA Exchanges | 6/8/2020

One recent analysis suggested that there could be “unprecedented growth” in the individual health insurance market . “The impact of COVID-19-related job losses will likely more than double the current enrollment in Individual & Marketplace plans, with the potential for the Individual market to triple in size to over 35 million in a sustained and severe economic contraction,” stated the analysis from A2 Strategy Group. Such growth, the report said …

BCBS Companies Hold Almost 50% of Market Share on ACA Marketplaces | 6/3/2020

… to 47 percent. In many of the Blue Cross Blue Shield-dominated state health insurance marketplaces, the local Blue Cross Blue Shield company was one of the only payers on the non-group or individual health insurance market in that state, Dig Deeper Special Enrollment Period Trends on State ACA Marketplaces For example, Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska was the only payer on Alaska’s non-group state health …

Local residents gain new state healthcare provider in 2021 | 6/2/2020

Local residents could gain an additional healthcare provider through the state as residents look at a possible rate decrease . Fifteen health insurers filed an average proposed rate decrease of 1.79% for the 2021 individual health insurance market . This includes two new insurers — UnitedHealthcare of Oregon and Community Health Network of Washington — that are joining Washington’s market. For Grays Harbor and Pacific County, the sole healthcare provider for 2020, Premera Blue …

COVID-19 Impacts on Risk Pool, Costs Stir Rate Setting Uncertainty | 6/1/2020

Public Payers News COVID-19 Impacts on Risk Pool, Costs Stir Rate Setting Uncertainty Coronavirus presents challenges for the 2021 rate setting process as risk pool and healthcare cost impacts remain unclear. The coronavirus pandemic impacts on the individual health insurance market risk pool and healthcare costs for 2021 are infusing uncertainty into the 2021 rate setting process, America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) explained in a recent infographic “With discussions …

Washington State: Preliminary avg. 2021 #ACA premiums: 1.8% reduction | 6/1/2020

via the Washington Insurance Commissioner’s office: OLYMPIA, Wash. – Fifteen health insurers filed an average proposed rate decrease of 1.79% for the 2021 individual health insurance market . This includes two new insurers — UnitedHealthcare of Oregon and Community Health Network of Washington — that are joining Washington’s market. With 15 insurers in next year’s individual market, all 39 counties will have at least two insurers selling plans inside the exchange, Washington Healthplanfinder. Ten …

Washington State: Preliminary avg. 2021 #ACA premiums: 1.8% reduction; sm. group up 3.4% | 6/1/2020

via the Washington Insurance Commissioner’s office: OLYMPIA, Wash. – Fifteen health insurers filed an average proposed rate decrease of 1.79% for the 2021 individual health insurance market . This includes two new insurers — UnitedHealthcare of Oregon and Community Health Network of Washington — that are joining Washington’s market. With 15 insurers in next year’s individual market, all 39 counties will have at least two insurers selling plans inside the exchange, Washington Healthplanfinder. Ten …

Proving you deserve an SEP | 6/1/2020

To address insurer concerns and help stabilize the individual health insurance market , HealthCare.gov’s then-CEO Kevin Counihan noted in January 2016 that the exchange would take steps to enforce the eligibility requirements for SEPs. And by February, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) clarified that they would be implementing documentation requirements for proof of qualifying events when people enroll through HealthCare.gov outside of open enrollment. The new SEP …

Oklahoma residents; New Short Term Major Medical Plans introduced by United Security Health and Casualty | PRWeb | 4/4/2020

… group or individual major medical coverage or waiting for the next Open Enrollment Period , those who cannot afford the high cost of a COBRA plan, those priced out of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) individual health insurance market , and young adults who are no longer covered by their parent’s plan. United Security’s STMM Plan Highlights: Eligible to anyone up to 65 years old, including dependent children ages two to 26 …

Medicaid

Payers Recommend More Federal Funds for MA, Medicaid, Employers | HealthPayer Intelligence | 7/14/2020

Policy and Regulation News Payers Recommend More Federal Funds for MA, Medicaid, Employers Payers offered several suggestions regarding how to deliver more federal funds for these entities and called on Congress to ensure stable health … for those who lose their employer-sponsored health plans. Third, individual health insurance market premiums should be less costly. There are two ways that Congress could reduce individual health insurance market premiums: Adjust premium tax …

ACA

Payers Recommend More Federal Funds for MA, Medicaid, Employers | HealthPayer Intelligence | 7/14/2020

… we thank you for your continued leadership in addressing these unprecedented times,” the letter read. Dig Deeper Congress Considers Expanding ACA As Feds Move to Dismantle It “We know that Americans are anxious to maintain … for those who lose their employer-sponsored health plans. Third, individual health insurance market premiums should be less costly. There are two ways that Congress could reduce individual health insurance market premiums: Adjust premium tax …

Medicare

Payers Recommend More Federal Funds for MA, Medicaid, Employers | HealthPayer Intelligence | 7/14/2020

… programs. Second, legislators should fully—though temporarily— subsidize COBRA premiums for those who lose their employer-sponsored health plans. Third, individual health insurance market premiums should be less costly. There are two ways that Congress … federal funding should go into increasing the amount of testing. Medicare Advantage plans have been at the forefront of coronavirus efforts due to the vulnerabilities of their populations. As a result, Medicare Advantage plans should …

Preventative Care

MINNESOTA VIEWS: Four steps to taking control of rising health care costs | 12/3/2019

preventative care to medical crisis. Providing coverage for quality care at an affordable price also is a priority for employers to attract and retain workers in our historically tight labor market and to ensure their employees stay healthy and productive. Good public policy can make a difference. For example, the state’s reinsurance program that passed the Legislature in 2017 was a bipartisan measure that reduced premiums in the individual health …

Mental Health

Experts clash over direct primary care model | 11/18/2019

… individual health insurance market. “If the model does not cover the 10 categories of essential health benefits such as emergency care, mental health care, hospitalization and rehabilitative and habilitation services, required by the Affordable Care Act, it would not likely meet the ACA requirement of having insurance.” “With regard to the small group market , it is [also] possible that a direct primary care model may fit within a Qualified Small …

Health Insurance Marketplace

D.C. Health Benefit Exchange Authority Comments on … | 11/9/2019

… is a private-public partnership established by the District of Columbia (District) to develop and operate the District’s on-line health insurance marketplace, DC Health Link ( DCHealthLink.com ). We cover approximately 100,000 people – District residents and … Health Coverage The Proclamation will adversely impact the District’s private individual health insurance market and hurt District residents. The District is ranked second among all states for the lowest uninsured rate and in 2019, the …

Department of Health and Human Services

Senate Dems Attempt To Undermine State Flexibility, Affordability & Choice In Health Care | 10/31/2019

individual health insurance market will save an average of 18.2 percent next year. Finally, we’re driving insurance premiums down.” (Colorado Division of Insurance, Press Release, 7/31/2019) COLORADO’s FULL CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION: “We write to request the U.S. Department of Treasury and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services give their fair and full consideration to Colorado’s application for a Section 1332 State Innovation Waiver. This is an urgent matter because …

Medicare Advantage

Where Democrats Go Wrong On Pre-existing Conditions | Forbes | 10/31/2019

… of 1996 (HIPAA) required states to enact protections for people with health problems who transitioned from the group to the individual health insurance market. Most states met this obligation by establishing risk pools. The insurance … We also already have a model for reform. It’s called Medicare Advantage (MA). Like Obamacare, it has an exchange. It has guaranteed issue and community rating. But unlike Obamacare, Medicare Advantage for the elderly and …

Health Benefits Solution

Gravie announces a new ICHRA solution for businesses following new 2020 regulations that allow for company-funded, tax-advantaged contributions to individual HRA plans | Markets Insider | Business Insider | 10/11/2019

… take advantage of the new ICHRA regulations allowing them to use tax-advantaged dollars to subsidize employees’ premiums in the individual health insurance market. The new ICHRA regulations provide more flexibility for employers, more personalized … is among few partnering with employers to offer this new health benefits solution. “The newly issued ICHRA regulations align well with Gravie’s model, which has always been based on cost control and flexibility for employers …

Kaiser Family Foundation

Off-Exchange Individual Health Plans Have Highest Disenrollment | HealthPayer Intelligence | 8/22/2019

Private Payers News Off-Exchange Individual Health Plans Have Highest Disenrollment Premium hikes and individual mandate penalty repeal lead to individual health insurance market enrollment decline, KFF reports. 22, 2019 - The individual health insurance market decreased another five percent in the beginning of 2019 following the individual mandate repeal, the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) reported . After the enactment of the Affordable Care Act, the individual health insurance market grew by …

AMA

GOP Obamacare tax plan will create nightmare for middle class-commentary | CNBC | 11/15/2017

… Obamacare benefit mandates. They could exclude people with pre-existing conditions. Today, buying one of these policies would trigger the individual mandate tax penalty because a person had not purchased qualified coverage. But, if the individual mandate tax penalty is repealed as part of the Republican tax bill there would be no such penalty to buy one of these policies. I could easily see the individual health insurance market bifurcated …

Gravie

Gravie announces a new ICHRA solution for businesses following new 2020 regulations that allow for company-funded, tax-advantaged contributions to individual HRA plans | Markets Insider | Business Insider | 10/11/2019

MINNEAPOLIS , Oct. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Minneapolis -based health insurance marketplace and benefits partner, Gravie, is announcing an individual coverage health reimbursement arrangement (ICHRA) solution in the wake of newly issued regulations. Starting Jan. 1, 2020 , employers of all sizes can take advantage of the new ICHRA regulations allowing them to use tax-advantaged dollars to subsidize employees’ premiums in the individual health insurance market. The new ICHRA regulations provide more …

Gravie announces a new ICHRA solution for businesses following new 2020 regulations that allow for company-funded, tax-advantaged contributions to individual HRA plans | PR Newswire | 10/11/2019

MINNEAPOLIS , Oct. 11, Minneapolis -based health insurance marketplace and benefits partner, Gravie , is announcing an individual coverage health reimbursement arrangement (ICHRA) solution in the wake of newly issued regulations. Starting Jan. 1, 2020 , employers of all sizes can take advantage of the new ICHRA regulations allowing them to use tax-advantaged dollars to subsidize employees’ premiums in the individual health insurance market. The new ICHRA regulations provide more flexibility for …

Avalere Health

UPDATE 3-Judge rejects bid by 18 U.S. states to revive Obamacare subsidies | CNBC | 10/26/2017

… individual health insurance market, rose 34 percent on average for 2018, according to an analysis published Wednesday by Avalere Health, a research and consulting firm. (Reporting by Dan Levine in San Francisco and Lawrence Hurley in Washington; Additional reporting by Yasmeen Abutaleb in Washington; Editing by Will Dunham and Grant McCool …

UPDATE 4-Judge rejects bid by 18 U.S. states to revive Obamacare subsidies | CNBC | 10/26/2017

… individual health insurance market, rose 34 percent on average for 2018, according to an analysis published on Wednesday by Avalere Health, a research and consulting firm. (Reporting by Dan Levine in San Francisco and Lawrence Hurley in Washington; Additional reporting by Yasmeen Abutaleb in Washington; Editing by Will Dunham and and Peter Cooney …

UnitedHealthcare

UHC Medicare Plan Suspended for Failing to Meet Medical Loss Ratio | HealthPayer Intelligence | 10/15/2019

Private Payers News UHC Medicare Plan Suspended for Failing to Meet Medical Loss Ratio CMS announced that a UnitedHealthcare contract will be suspended for a year for failing to reach the mandatory 85 percent medical … are also driving payers’ rebates to historic levels, particularly in individual health insurance market. On the individual health insurance market alone, payers will be paying back $1.3 billion to members this year, the highest amount …

New short-term health plans coming for Iowans, more under consideration | 9/13/2019

… UnitedHealthcare, and United States Fire Insurance Co., the Iowa Insurance Division announced Thursday, These plans — one of which will be renewable for up to three years — are targeted to individuals who are priced out of the individual health insurance market through the ACA, the Obama-era marketplace. “As the ACA individual health insurance market has become unaffordable for anyone not utilizing federal subsidies, Iowa has continued to work in common …

Golden Rule Insurance

New short-term health plans coming for Iowans, more under consideration | 9/13/2019

Golden Rule Insurance Co., a unit of UnitedHealthcare, and United States Fire Insurance Co., the Iowa Insurance Division announced Thursday, These plans — one of which will be renewable for up to three years — are targeted to individuals who are priced out of the individual health insurance market through the ACA, the Obama-era marketplace. “As the ACA individual health insurance market has become unaffordable for anyone not utilizing federal subsidies …

New short-term health plans coming for Iowans, more under consideration | 9/13/2019

Golden Rule Insurance Co., a unit of UnitedHealthcare, and United States Fire Insurance Co., the Iowa Insurance Division announced Thursday, These plans — one of which will be renewable for up to three years — are targeted to individuals who are priced out of the individual health insurance market through the ACA, the Obama-era marketplace. “As the ACA individual health insurance market has become unaffordable for anyone not utilizing federal subsidies …

Aetna

Aetna-CVS deal could impact Tampa Bay area workers | The Business Journals | 12/4/2017

Finance Editor, Tampa Bay 28am EST CVS Health Corp. has agreed to buy Aetna Inc. , the largest health insurance provider for Tampa Bay businesses. If approved by regulators, the $69 billion deal would create a … as of June 30. The company is withdrawing from the individual health insurance market in Florida at the end of this year. Through the first half of 2017, Aetna had $947 million in Florida premium …

Wall Street Ponders If Obamacare Axing Helps or Hurts Tax Bill - Bloomberg | 11/15/2017

… not develop as expected and most of our publicly-traded companies had disappointing results in individual markets. As a result, Aetna Inc (neutral), Humana Inc (neutral) and UnitedHealth Group Inc (Overweight) have pulled out of … The removal of the individual mandate would structurally weaken the individual health insurance market by deteriorating the risk pool, raising premiums for those that remain and increasing the risk of a downward spiral; however, recent …

Brian Kemp

State Health Care Proposals Fall Short and Undermine Comprehensive Health Plans | 11/11/2019

State Health Care Proposals Fall Short and Undermine Comprehensive Health Plans By Print On November 4, 2019, Gov. Brian Kemp and the Georgia Department of Community Health released two new health care proposals : draft applications … Medicaid coverage to Georgians living in poverty and stabilize the individual health insurance market through a reinsurance program. However, the full details reveal that, under the state plans, only a small fraction of people would …

Georgia Governor Releases Much-Anticipated Plan To Create ‘More Stability And Predictability’ In Insurance Market | Kaiser Health News | 11/1/2019

… 1332 waiver approved by the federal government. The Associated Press: Georgia Governor Releases Plans For Health Care Overhaul Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp unveiled a much-anticipated plan Thursday that aims to reduce premiums for residents … requirements. (Hellmann, 10/31) Atlanta Journal Constitution: Plan Would Change Georgia’s Individual Health Insurance Market As a part of the overhaul, Georgians could no longer access the federal website at healthcare.gov to enroll in ACA programs …

Katie Keith

Georgia Governor Releases Much-Anticipated Plan To Create ‘More Stability And Predictability’ In Insurance Market | Kaiser Health News | 11/1/2019

Individual Health Insurance Market As a part of the overhaul, Georgians could no longer access the federal website at healthcare.gov to enroll in ACA programs. The website would guide residents to private web brokers or encourage them to register directly with insurance companies, which is something they can’t do now. “No one has done this yet,” said Katie Keith, a professor of health law at Georgetown University. “This is exactly …

Plan would change Georgia’s individual health insurance market | 10/31/2019

Gov. Brian Kemp unveiled a set of waiver proposals Thursday that would remake the individual health insurance market in Georgia, aiming to lower premiums and undo federal control of the Affordable Care Act’s exchange system … can’t do now. “No one has done this yet,” said Katie Keith, a professor of health law at Georgetown University. “This is exactly what the Trump administration encouraged states to do, and no one yet …

Seema Verma

Health Law Premiums Drop For Second Straight Year And More Insurers Enter Fray As Marketplace Corrects Itself | Kaiser Health News | 10/24/2019

… Drop For A Second Year Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma persisted in tarring the system of individual insurance created under the health-care … Exchange Readies For Open Enrollment After Premiums Decrease Again Maryland’s individual health insurance market, which will begin open enrollment next week, stands to gain from a second straight year of premium rate declines. Last year …

Health-Contingent Wellness Programs Enter Individual Marketplace | HealthPayer Intelligence | 10/3/2019

… either through state-run or payer-designed programs, CMS announced . The goal of the demonstration is two-fold, CMS Administrator Seema Verma explained in a press release. “Allowing states to implement these wellness programs in … will institute HHS-approved criteria for wellness programs on the individual health insurance market. Healthcare payers wanting to offer a wellness program for the individual health insurance market have the freedom to design their plan …

Donald Trump

Congressional Candidate Attacks Health Care Reform Passed By His Republican Opponent, Smears Fellow Democrats In The Process | Forbes | 8/19/2019

… to become law without his signature. The expansion of Association Health Plans under SB 86 is made possible by President Donald Trump’s 2017 signing of Executive Order 13813 , “Promoting Healthcare Choice and Competition Across the … goes on to explain that “plans available either in the individual health insurance market or on the exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act are increasingly out of reach. Those premiums are painful enough that …

Employers can fund workers’ individual plans under new Trump rule | Modern Healthcare | 6/13/2019

… out HRA funds—previously used to reimburse out-of-pocket medical expenses—to employees to buy individual-market plans. President Donald Trump issued an executive order in October 2017 commanding HHS, the Department of Labor … employees tax-preferred funds to help buy coverage on the individual health insurance market,” CMS Administrator Seema Verma said in a written statement . “Making this option available to employers will significantly increase coverage across America …

Patty Murray

AARP Response to Tax Bill Amendment to Eliminate Health Coverage Requirement | PR Newswire | 11/16/2017

Patty Murray (D-WA) that is intended to reduce premium spikes and stabilize the individual health insurance market.” About AARP AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With nearly 38 million members and offices in every state, the District of Columbia , Puerto Rico , and the U.S. Virgin Islands , AARP works to strengthen communities and …

AARP Response to Tax Bill Amendment to Eliminate Health Coverage Requirement | PR Newswire | 11/16/2017

Patty Murray (D-WA) that is intended to reduce premium spikes and stabilize the individual health insurance market.” About AARP AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With nearly 38 million members and offices in every state, the District of Columbia , Puerto Rico , and the U.S. Virgin Islands , AARP works to strengthen communities and …

Vince Chhabria

UPDATE 3-Judge rejects bid by 18 U.S. states to revive Obamacare subsidies | CNBC | 10/26/2017

… handing Trump a victory against Democratic attorneys general who have regularly challenged the president’s policies in court. U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco said the federal government does not have to make the … the most popular type of health insurance plan on the individual health insurance market, rose 34 percent on average for 2018, according to an analysis published Wednesday by Avalere Health, a research and consulting firm …

UPDATE 4-Judge rejects bid by 18 U.S. states to revive Obamacare subsidies | CNBC | 10/26/2017

… handing Trump a victory against Democratic attorneys general who have regularly challenged the president’s policies in court. U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco said the federal government did not have to make the … the most popular type of health insurance plan on the individual health insurance market, rose 34 percent on average for 2018, according to an analysis published on Wednesday by Avalere Health, a research and consulting …

Ricardo Rossello

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on military death, and taxes - StarTribune.com | Star Tribune | 10/21/2017

… the island, right through the middle of Puerto Rico.” — comments Thursday after a White House meeting with Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello. THE FACTS: No, it made landfall as a strong Category 4 hurricane, not … bring down deductibles and copayments for many people in the individual health insurance market. But what of his broader point that the Affordable Care Act is enriching that industry? Health insurance is indeed profitable but …

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on military death, and taxes | CNBC | 10/21/2017

… the island, right through the middle of Puerto Rico.” — comments Thursday after a White House meeting with Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello. THE FACTS: No, it made landfall as a strong Category 4 hurricane, not … bring down deductibles and copayments for many people in the individual health insurance market. But what of his broader point that the Affordable Care Act is enriching that industry? Health insurance is indeed profitable but …

Lamar Alexander

NRF Says Health Care Subsidy Bill Would Help Small Retailers | Business Wire | 10/19/2017

… Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Ranking Member Patty Murray, D-Wash., announced Tuesday that they had reached agreement on legislation that would provide two years of funding for Cost Sharing Reduction payments with additional limited authority for states to grant waivers from ACA mandates. The two senators said the legislation, which is expected to be formally introduced on Thursday, is intended to stabilize the individual health insurance market and begin …

AARP Applauds Senators Alexander and Murray on Bipartisan Efforts to Stabilize Insurance Markets | PR Newswire | 10/19/2017

AARP Applauds Senators Alexander and Murray on Bipartisan Efforts to Stabilize Insurance Markets News provided by Oct 19, 2017, 10:57 WASHINGTON , Oct. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – Today AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins released the following statement in response to the bipartisan agreement proposed by U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray (D-WA) to help stabilize the individual health insurance market: “We applaud Senators Alexander and Murray for …