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Obamacare Disability Coverage Varies With Plans

Obamacare Disability Coverage Varies With Plans

Supporters of the Affordable Care Act, also referred to as Obamacare, often cite the provision in the law that requires health insurance companies to cover specific essential health benefits as one of the best aspects of the new plan. Certainly, requiring insurance companies to cover emergency services, hospitalization, maternity and...

 
 

New Hampshire Health Care Marketplace to Offer More Health Plans In 2015

New Hampshire Health Care Marketplace to Offer More Health Plans In 2015

The New Hampshire health care marketplace will offer residents more than 50 health care plans in 2015, according to an announcement from the New Hampshire Insurance Department. This is welcome news to the state, as only one health insurance company participated on the exchange for 2014. Next year, there will...

 
 

Maryland Health Exchange System Undergoing Major Changes

Maryland Health Exchange System Undergoing Major Changes

After months of continued technical issues and legal problems, combined with the resignation of its executive director, the Maryland Health Exchange is undergoing major changes to make its operation more transparent and user friendly. Since its opening in October of 2013, many consumers have reported problems with signing up for...

 
 

New CEO Position For Obamacare Marketplace Will Provide More Accountability

New CEO Position For Obamacare Marketplace Will Provide More Accountability

The new Health and Human services secretary Sylvia Burwell has announced a few new management positions in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) department to bring more accountability and oversight over the affordable care act and its implementation. CMS is the federal agency which is responsible for running...

 
 

Obamacare Benefits Many Cancer Patients

Obamacare Benefits Many Cancer Patients

As has been reported repeatedly since the Affordable Care Act became law on January 1 of this year, cancer patients can no longer be denied health insurance because of their pre-existing conditions. This is probably the single best benefit of the new healthcare law to cancer patients, but it’s not...

 
 

Millions Bought Off The Exchange Health Insurance Policies

While the recent focus has been on the number of people (more than 7.1 million people signed up for plans offered through exchanges) who got coverage through Federal (healthcare.gov) and state based health insurance marketplaces, there are many who bought health insurance policies off the exchange  since the affordable care...

 
 

CMS Suggests Increased Oversight of Affordable Care Act Health Plans

Health insurance companies that want to sell health plans on the federal health care exchange established by the Affordable Care Act can expect new standards for their participation after the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has been on the receiving end of nationwide complaints from consumers. Specifically, CMS...

 
 

Ryan White HIV/AIDS and Other 3rd Party Payments to be Accepted by Insurers

In response to consumer complaints that health insurance companies were not accepting premium and cost-sharing payments submitted by the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program and other federal and state programs, the Department of Health and Human Services issued its final ruling on March 19 that requires health insurance companies accept these...

 
 

Covered California Has Extended Enrollment Deadline For 2 Weeks

Last minute surge in health insurance applications on the March 31st, the last day of official enrollment deadline had overloaded the California Health Insurance Marketplace’s online system. So now as per this recent announcement, Covered California has extended the deadline for enrollment for people who were not able to enroll...

 
 

Obamacare Enrollment – Some States More Critical than Others

As the March 31 deadline for Affordable Care Act enrollment nears, there are ten states, seven of which are controlled by Republicans that must meet their Obamacare enrollment goals in order for the law as a whole to be successful. These ten states account for almost two-thirds of the uninsured...

 
 
 

 
 
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