Insurance Journal » Affordable Health Care Act http://www.insurancejournal.com Insurance Journal delivers the latest business news for the Property/Casualty insurance industry Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:58:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.2 Businesses Seek Cure for Health Care Cost Surge http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2013/08/16/302009.htm Fri, 16 Aug 2013 16:46:00 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=302009 A year ago, Teresa Hartnett was on the verge of expanding her small business. The company had hit $1 million in sales, and requests from clients were flowing in. She planned to transition from nearly 30 freelancers to a full-time …

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Fort Wayne Schools Cutting Hours Over Insurance http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2013/05/30/293813.htm Thu, 30 May 2013 16:10:03 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=293813 One of Indiana’s largest school districts is cutting the hours of 610 part-time teaching aides and cafeteria workers to save money and to avoid providing them health insurance under the federal health care overhaul, its chief financial officer said. The …

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Utah to Be First to Use Dual-Model Health Exchange http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/05/13/291721.htm Mon, 13 May 2013 16:18:17 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=291721 The federal government has approved Utah to become the first state to have a dual-model health insurance exchange in which the state and the federal government divide responsibilities. The plan allows Utah to continue to run its existing health insurance …

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Nevada Board OKs $6M For Health Exchange Marketing http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/01/10/277010.htm Thu, 10 Jan 2013 16:52:10 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=277010 A state board chaired by Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has approved a $6 million contract to market the state’s health insurance exchange program. The Board of Examiners on Tuesday approved the contract with KPS 3 Inc. Funding for the marketing …

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Utah Governor Asks Obama to Approve His State’s Health Exchange http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2012/12/12/273747.htm Wed, 12 Dec 2012 19:13:08 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=273747 Utah Gov. Gary Herbert asked President Barack Obama on Tuesday for help getting the state’s small-business health insurance marketplace approved as good enough for Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Utah created a health insurance exchange for small businesses …

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Feds Approve Colorado, Oregon, Washington Insurance Exchanges http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2012/12/12/273710.htm Wed, 12 Dec 2012 17:55:25 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=273710 Colorado, Oregon and Washington are among the first six states to get preliminary approval from the Obama Administration to operate a health insurance exchange. The Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services announced the decision on Monday.  The other states were: …

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Idaho’s Otter May Take Another Month On Exchange Decision http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2012/11/20/271264.htm Tue, 20 Nov 2012 17:34:56 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=271264 Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter will take up to another month to decide whether Idaho will build its own health insurance exchange – or opt for an exchange created by the federal government. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services …

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Maine Gov. LePage Attacks Supreme Court’s Healthcare Ruling http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2012/07/09/254872.htm Mon, 09 Jul 2012 16:53:35 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=254872 Maine Gov. Paul LePage used his weekly radio address this past Saturday to attack the Supreme Court’s decision that upheld the president’s health care law. He also described the Internal Revenue Service as the “new Gestapo.”LePage says the court’s decision …

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