More Insurers Will Participate in the ACA Marketplace in 2019

More Insurers Will Participate in the ACA Marketplace in 2019

November 21, 2018 3 minute read: It was predicted that the health insurance marketplace would be turned upside down with the individual mandate penalty effectively reduced to $0 beginning January 1,2019. However, that Read More
2018 Looks Promising for Health Insurers Offering Marketplace Plans [Update]

2018 Looks Promising for Health Insurers Offering Marketplace Plans [Update]

March 7, 2018 The Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Health Insurance Marketplace has evolved over the years as a necessary evil for some healthcare providers. Some have withdrawn from it, citing profit losses and Read More
2018 Affordable Care Act Enrollment Shows Marketplace Stabilizing

2018 Affordable Care Act Enrollment Shows Marketplace Stabilizing

February 19, 2018 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) plan to release a more detailed 2018 enrollment report in March for the recent open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act, including Read More
ACA Health Insurance Marketplace May Stabilize In 2018

ACA Health Insurance Marketplace May Stabilize In 2018

January 22, 2018 It’s been a tumultuous year for the Affordable Care Act (ACA). From insurers withdrawing from providing health insurance on government exchanges to spiking premiums in the face of financial losses Read More
The Healthcare Marketplace is Stabilizing Around the ACA

The Healthcare Marketplace is Stabilizing Around the ACA

November 16, 2017 We are well into open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Despite significant increases in premium rates for 2018, enrollment for healthcare coverage on HealthCare.gov is higher than Read More
Americans Don’t Want President Trump to Destroy the Affordable Care Act

Americans Don’t Want President Trump to Destroy the Affordable Care Act

October 26, 2017 While President Trump does his best to undermine the Affordable Care Act, the American public wants it to succeed. Americans don’t want the Affordable Care Act (ACA) destroyed. They want Read More
Trump, McConnell Indicate There May Be Movement Towards Limited Bipartisan ACA Legislation to Stabilize Insurance Markets in 2018 [NEW REPORT]

Trump, McConnell Indicate There May Be Movement Towards Limited Bipartisan ACA Legislation to Stabilize Insurance Markets in 2018 [NEW REPORT]

September 28, 2017 With the GOP’s last-ditch attempt in Congress to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA)done for now, President Trump introduced the idea of working with Democrats to change healthcare Read More
Path Now Clear for U.S. Senate Committee to Address Stabilizing Health Insurance Markets

Path Now Clear for U.S. Senate Committee to Address Stabilizing Health Insurance Markets

September 27, 2017 The on again, off again effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) finally fizzled out yesterday when Republican leadership in the U.S. Senate declined to bring to Read More
Iowa Seeks Help From ACA During Healthcare Crisis

Iowa Seeks Help From ACA During Healthcare Crisis

July 7, 2017 Come 2018, Iowa has the potential threat of losing health care provider options within their exchange for a significant number of residents. Now, the Iowa insurance commission is requesting a Read More
Deadline Nearing to Provide HHS Comments On How To Improve Health Insurance Markets

Deadline Nearing to Provide HHS Comments On How To Improve Health Insurance Markets

July 5, 2017 While Congress has been discussing new directions for healthcare reform from the Affordable Care Act, President Trump has been talking about the death of that current healthcare law. However, as Read More
President Trump’s New Tax Plan May Affect The Health Care Market As We Know It

President Trump’s New Tax Plan May Affect The Health Care Market As We Know It

May 10, 2017 Earlier this month, we learned that President Trump attempted to yet again repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. This time it worked with the House passing the American Health Read More
The Last Day For ACA Enrollment Almost Went Unmarketed

The Last Day For ACA Enrollment Almost Went Unmarketed

January 31, 2017 Healthcare.gov has been hard at work informing consumers of a continuous countdown to the end of open enrollment, advising to sign up for 2017 Marketplace coverage ASAP. However, at the Read More
Come 2017, Blue Cross Will Be Everywhere In North Carolina

Come 2017, Blue Cross Will Be Everywhere In North Carolina

October 18, 2016 In April, UnitedHealth announced its plans to exit from multiple Marketplaces, including in North Carolina. The health care giant has complained of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) causing them huge Read More
It’s A Brand New Day For Marketplace Notices And Appeals

It’s A Brand New Day For Marketplace Notices And Appeals

October 3, 2016 Over the course of the year, many employers participated in a widespread panic over notices mailed to them from the ACA’s Health Insurance Marketplace. These notices summarized that an employee Read More
Hey Cigna, Welcome To Chicago!

Hey Cigna, Welcome To Chicago!

August 22, 2016 2016 has been a confusing one for many Americans who question the security of their health insurance providers. As major companies like UnitedHealthcare are swiftly withdrawing from certain exchanges nationwide Read More
Marketplace Notices: They’re Not (Always) As Bad As You Think

Marketplace Notices: They’re Not (Always) As Bad As You Think

August 3, 2016 In May, the ACA Times released an article detailing what exactly a notice from the Health Insurance Marketplace entails. As previously stated, this notice is to inform employers that one Read More
Study Reveals The Health Insurance Marketplace Doesn’t Have The Highest Premiums

Study Reveals The Health Insurance Marketplace Doesn’t Have The Highest Premiums

July 12, 2016 Think the Health Insurance Marketplace has the highest premiums? Think again. A report by the Commonwealth Fund reveals that the ACA’s Health Insurance Marketplace is not the most expensive place Read More
UnitedHealth Bids Farewell To The ACA In CA

UnitedHealth Bids Farewell To The ACA In CA

July 11, 2016 It comes as no surprise that UnitedHealth Group is not a fan of the Affordable Care Act. This year, the health care provider claimed a financial hit in 2015 due Read More
New York Insurers Under the ACA Demand Staggering Rate Increases On Premiums

New York Insurers Under the ACA Demand Staggering Rate Increases On Premiums

June 9, 2016 United Healthcare has been quite vocal about its losses due to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), coupled with threats to withdraw from the ACA’s Health Insurance Marketplace come 2017. However, Read More
New Survey Reflects How Consumers Feel About The Health Insurance Marketplace

New Survey Reflects How Consumers Feel About The Health Insurance Marketplace

June 6, 2016 The Kaiser Family Foundation has released the third installment of a survey series focusing on consumers’ opinions on their health care purchased through the ACA’s Health Insurance Marketplace. The survey Read More
With Bigger Insurance Companies Moving Out, Newer Companies Move In

With Bigger Insurance Companies Moving Out, Newer Companies Move In

June 1, 2016 With regard to theAffordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Marketplace, it all comes down to options. As major carriers take umbrage with various aspects of the ACA and its Marketplace, many Read More
The Health Insurance Marketplace Sent You A Notice, Now What?

The Health Insurance Marketplace Sent You A Notice, Now What?

May 26, 2016 This tax year, employers may notice an uptick in documents mailed, due largely to the Affordable Care Act. From tax forms to other notices, much of this paperwork is difficult Read More
How Would A Withdrawal from the ACA Marketplaces by United Healthcare Affect Us In 2017?

How Would A Withdrawal from the ACA Marketplaces by United Healthcare Affect Us In 2017?

May 4, 2016 The Affordable Care Act is not entirely a fan favorite among some health care providers, at least as far as UnitedHealth Group is concerned. In a report released by the Read More
Huffington Post Analyzes ACA, Provides Suggestions On Improvement

Huffington Post Analyzes ACA, Provides Suggestions On Improvement

April 22, 2016 As the Affordable Care Act continues to build in momentum, many have dissected the bill and come to a series of possible improvements for the ACA. In an article printed Read More
Do You Have Minimum Essential Coverage?

Do You Have Minimum Essential Coverage?

April 19, 2016 Under the Affordable Care Act, individuals and families are generally required to have minimum essential coverage in order to avoid year-end penalties or shared responsibility payments. This coverage can be Read More
CMS Proposes Improvements for 2017 Marketplace

CMS Proposes Improvements for 2017 Marketplace

November 23, 2015 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued proposals for companies that will participate in the Health Insurance Marketplaces in 2017 that are aimed at improving the consumer experience, Read More
Five Facts about Deductibles

Five Facts about Deductibles

November 20, 2015 Consumers who shop for coverage at HealthCare. gov have a variety of plans from which to choose, allowing them to find a plan that meets their health needs and budget. Read More
Premiums For Key Plans Up An Average Of 7.5%

Premiums For Key Plans Up An Average Of 7.5%

November 2, 2015 Premiums will increase an average 7.5% for the second-lowest- silver insurance plans offered next year in the 37 states where the federal government operates marketplaces, according to a Kaiser Foundation Read More