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The ACA Is Stabilizing in Pennsylvania
Prices for Affordable Care Act (ACA) health plans are stabilizing in Pennsylvania. After an increase of more than 30 percent this year, insurers are raising ...
Sen. Alexander Sets Healthcare Hearings
Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, has announced the first in a series of bipartisan ...
U.S. Counties Without an ACA Plan Down to One
As of Aug. 20, residents of all but one U.S. county will have access to an Affordable Care Act health plan next year...
HHS Secretary: Federal Exchanges Will Be Ready
In testimony before the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said the federally run health insurance ...
Leaked GOP ACA Plan Shrinks Subsidies, Medicaid
A “discussion draft” of possible Republican legislation to replace the Affordable Care Act, leaked to Politico, would dismantle the Obamacare subsidies and ...
Maryland May Transfer Obamacare Callers to Brokers
Managers of Maryland's online health insurance exchange, Maryland Health Connection, will attempt a pilot program designed to put some consumers who want to ...
CMS Sets September Webinars for Agents and Brokers
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is hosting in-depth webinar sessions in September for agents and brokers on plan year 2016 Federally-facilitated ...
Millions Trapped in Healthcare Law Coverage Gap
As a result of discrepancies in state and federal rules, some individuals do not make enough money to qualify for federal subsidies to purchase health ...
Official Healthcare Reform Registration and Training, Part I and Part II, Now Open
On Friday, August 20, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) launched Part II of the official registration process for agents and brokers who ...
Affordable Care Act Enrollment Starts Tuesday, Oct. 1; Agent Training Available
Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act starts on Tuesday, October 1, pending the outcome of ongoing attempts in Congress to delay the opening...
Latest NAIC FAQ on Affordable Care Act
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) is out with its updated FAQ on the Affordable Care Act (ACA)...
Ohio Exchange Opens Without Navigators, State Says Use Agents and Brokers
Although there were no navigators to help consumers when the state’s exchange went live Oct. 1, the Ohio Department of Insurance is not concerned because ...
Many Small Business Owners to Keep Health Coverage
Many small business owners say they intend to keep offering health insurance coverage, even if that requirement under the Affordable Care Act is eliminated...
Humana to Pull Out of ACA Exchanges
Humana announced on Feb. 14 that it would no longer offer health insurance coverage in the state marketplaces created under the Affordable Care Act, becoming ...
Insured, But No Proof? NAIC Consumer Alert
Complications within health insurance marketplaces have created challenges for some new enrollees who have not yet received proof of their insurance coverage...
Healthcare Frequently Asked Question
What is a “navigator?”...
PIA Healthcare Priority Introduced
With the reform of the Affordable Care Act stalled, PIA has been working to address issues related to healthcare that have been detrimental to independent ...
Trump Administration to Pay ACA Subsidies
The Trump administration says it is willing to continue paying “cost-sharing” subsidies to health insurers under the Affordable Care Act, despite the ...
Be Careful If You Get Calls for Healthcare, Commissioner Advises
Although consumers may receive phone calls from insurance companies offering help in signing them up for health insurance, Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy ...
Focus on ACA Enrollment Overlooks Millions Who Bought Private Insurance
As the number of people enrolling in health plans through exchanges set up under the Affordable Care Act are tracked, often overlooked is that enrollment in ...
GOP Senators Propose State ACA
U.S. Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) introduced a bill on Jan. 23 that would let states choose whether to keep the Affordable Care Act’s ...
State Regulators Unsure of Obama’s “Fix” for Dropped Health Policies
Many states are hesitant to embrace President Barack Obama’s “fix” to keep Americans from losing health insurance plans that do not comply with his healthcare ...
PIA Says Buying Insurance Is Not Like Buying a Song on iTunes
PIA National issued a press release on Nov. 15 in which we agreed with President Obama when he said, “Buying health insurance is never going to be like buying ...
PIA Files Comments on Standards for Navigators
PIA has filed comments with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Producer Licensing Task Force, recommending that strict standards be ...
Navigator Rule Filed to Comply With SB 262 by Missouri Department of Insurance
The Missouri Department of Insurance has filed an emergency rule to comply with provisions of Senate Bill 262, which was passed by the Missouri General ...
New Health Exchanges Not Equipped for Comparison Shopping
Not all of the new online health insurance exchanges scheduled to be operational on October 1 will allow consumers to comparison shop plans...
PIA Files Comments With NAIC on Healthcare Navigators
On September 30, PIA submitted comments to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) concerning the certification and training standards for ...
What About Ebola's Impact on Insurers?
As the Ebola epidemic in Africa begins affecting U.S. residents, the Insurance Information Institute posted a comprehensive fact sheet on Ebola and its effects ...
Bipartisan Cadillac Tax Repeal Efforts Continue
Bipartisan efforts continue in Congress to repeal the Cadillac Tax, a 40 percent excise tax under the Affordable Care Act on so-called "overly generous" ...
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