Insurance Journal » health exchange http://www.insurancejournal.com Insurance Journal delivers the latest business news for the Property/Casualty insurance industry Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:29:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.2 Maryland Will Meet Health Care Goal by End of March, Gov. O’Malley Says http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2014/01/13/317007.htm Tue, 14 Jan 2014 03:23:52 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=317007 Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is acknowledging a troubled start for Maryland’s online health insurance exchange, but he predicted on Jan. 12 that the state will still meet its enrollment goal by the end of March. In an interview with CNN’s …

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Maryland Gov. O’Malley to Push Emergency Health Insurance Bill http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2014/01/06/316196.htm Tue, 07 Jan 2014 04:57:24 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=316196 Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley’s administration will submit emergency legislation at the start of Maryland’s legislative session this week aimed at insuring people who thought they had successfully enrolled in a health care plan through the state’s health exchange but had …

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Insurers Worried About Data From Federal Health Exchange http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2013/10/08/307474.htm Tue, 08 Oct 2013 12:16:01 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=307474 Insurers are getting faulty and incomplete data from the new U.S.-run health exchange, which may mean some Americans won’t be covered even after they sign up for an insurance plan. While it’s not clear how widespread the problem is, the …

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Iowa Health Insurance Exchange Price Info Delayed http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2013/09/10/304418.htm Tue, 10 Sep 2013 13:15:50 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=304418 Iowa’s insurance commissioner says he needs a commitment from a national insurer before he can release pricing information on policies to be sold on the state’s new health insurance exchange. The prices were scheduled to be released next week, but …

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Republicans Question Privacy Protections with Health Insurance Navigators http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2013/08/21/302401.htm Wed, 21 Aug 2013 14:43:49 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=302401 Florida Gov. Rick Scott has joined other Republicans lawmakers around the country in questioning privacy issues surrounding the navigators hired to walk people through their health insurance options under the Affordable Care Act. “What we do not know is how …

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Politics Driving Obamacare Premium Debate http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2013/08/07/300893.htm Wed, 07 Aug 2013 09:00:55 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=300893 With the Oct. 1 date for enrollment in the health insurance exchanges being created by Obamacare less than two months away, a war of numbers has been escalating. Health insurance will cost way less. Or it will cost way more. …

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Fraud Fear Raised In California’s Health Exchange http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/07/15/298471.htm Mon, 15 Jul 2013 16:15:51 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=298471 Consumer groups are worried that California’s uninsured could fall victim to fraud, identity theft or other crimes by some of the very people who are supposed to help them. More than 21,000 enrollment counselors will be hired to provide consumers …

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Walgreen, Blue Cross to Aid in Educating Public on Obamacare http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2013/07/11/298107.htm Thu, 11 Jul 2013 10:30:52 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=298107 Walgreen Co., the biggest U.S. drugstore chain, agreed to join with the largest federation of health insurers to promote the Affordable Care Act, lending a hand as the Obama administration strains to win over the public. The Blue Cross Blue …

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New ‘Obamacare’ Exchanges Could Miss Enrollment Deadline: GAO http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2013/06/19/296057.htm Wed, 19 Jun 2013 16:29:47 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=296057 New health insurance exchanges being set up by the federal government in more than 30 states under President Barack Obama’s 2010 healthcare overhaul could miss an Oct. 1 deadline for open enrollment, a government report said on Wednesday. The launch …

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14 Insurers File to Be on Michigan Health Exchange http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2013/06/10/294907.htm Mon, 10 Jun 2013 16:17:04 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=294907 Fourteen health insurance companies have filed to offer plans through a new Michigan insurance market being created under the federal health care law. The state Department of Insurance and Financial Services says it received filing information from 13 insurers wanting …

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4 Insurance Companies Interested in Arkansas Exchange http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2013/06/05/294564.htm Thu, 06 Jun 2013 00:34:00 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=294564 Four insurance companies plan to sell their policies to more than 500,000 Arkansas residents through an online marketplace created under the federal health care law, the state Insurance Department announced. The department said four companies sent letters by the June …

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California Health Exchange Also Will Offer Voter Registration http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/05/20/292674.htm Mon, 20 May 2013 16:04:55 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=292674 California will become the first state to offer voter registration through its health insurance marketplace later this year. Millions of Californians will get the chance to register at the same time they are buying insurance under the federal Affordable Care …

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Emails Show Change in Oklahoma Health Exchange Policy http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2013/02/11/280827.htm Mon, 11 Feb 2013 16:51:38 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=280827 A 2011 decision by Oklahoma’s insurance commissioner to return a federal health care grant came just days after a prominent conservative encouraged state officials to reconsider their approach to President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. Insurance Commissioner John Doak announced …

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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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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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Five Republican Governors Reject State-Run Health Exchanges http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2012/11/19/270990.htm Mon, 19 Nov 2012 13:16:01 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=270990 Five Republican governors rejected on Friday a major provision of President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform law that calls on states to set up online health insurance markets where consumers can purchase private coverage at federally subsidized rates. That makes it …

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States Given Another Month to Meet Health Exchange Deadline http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2012/11/16/270867.htm Fri, 16 Nov 2012 13:27:30 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=270867 The Obama administration on Thursday gave states an extra month to say whether they plan to operate their own health insurance exchanges, after governors asked for more time in light of the Nov. 6 election, which ensured the survival of …

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Obama Administration Gives States Extra Time on Health Exchanges http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2012/11/11/270172.htm Mon, 12 Nov 2012 02:06:02 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=270172 The Obama administration gave states extra time to work toward setting up new health insurance exchanges on Friday, days after President Barack Obama’s re-election ensured the survival of his healthcare reform law. The move is seen as a concession to …

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Kentucky Recommends Anthem Health Plan as Benchmark for Insurers http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2012/10/05/265644.htm Fri, 05 Oct 2012 13:47:23 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=265644 Kentucky has recommended that the Anthem Preferred Provider Organization serve as the benchmark plan for insurers in Kentucky under federal health care reforms. Anthem’s offerings would be the minimum level of benefits provided for individual and small group coverage under …

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Challenges, Opportunities of Health Exchanges, New Insureds http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2012/10/02/264966.htm Tue, 02 Oct 2012 13:04:38 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=264966 The 12 million Americans expected to begin enrollment in health insurance exchanges next year represent a customer base of new insureds with a demographic profile and health needs that differ from those of the current insured population, according to a …

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South Dakota Will Not Run its Own Health Insurance Exchange http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2012/09/28/264795.htm Fri, 28 Sep 2012 16:25:21 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=264795 South Dakota will not set up its own health insurance exchange, instead deferring to the federal government to operate and pay for a key component required by the federal health care overhaul, Gov. Dennis Daugaard said. President Barack Obama’s health …

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Kansas Insurance Commissioner Urges Health Care Law Plans http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2012/09/07/262245.htm Fri, 07 Sep 2012 16:32:14 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=262245 The state of Kansas needs to decide soon what services it will provide in a health insurance exchange required by the federal health care law, even if the future of the exchanges hinges on the outcome of the presidential election, …

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Obama Administration Says Federal Health Exchanges on Track for 2014 http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2012/07/27/257493.htm Fri, 27 Jul 2012 18:42:40 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=257493 The Obama administration on Friday said it is on track to set up federal health insurance exchanges by 2014 in U.S. states that fail to establish their own regulated insurance markets as required by the U.S. healthcare reform law. The …

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Michigan House GOP Won’t OK Health Exchange Anytime Soon http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2012/07/20/256637.htm Fri, 20 Jul 2012 16:33:37 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=256637 Republican lawmakers want more questions answered before they’ll consider giving GOP Gov. Rick Snyder approval to start work on a website for purchasing health insurance required under the federal health care law, Michigan House Speaker Jase Bolger said. The GOP …

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Health Care on Agenda When Michigan Lawmakers Return http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2012/07/16/255713.htm Mon, 16 Jul 2012 05:29:36 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=255713 Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and his fellow Republicans could find themselves knee-deep in health care issues soon when lawmakers briefly return after a five-week break. Snyder needs to get reluctant House Republicans on board with his efforts to create an …

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Texas Governor Refuses to Implement Insurance Exchange, Expand Medicaid http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2012/07/10/254903.htm Tue, 10 Jul 2012 05:49:07 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=254903 Texas won’t be working on the implementation of a health insurance exchange, one of the key provisions of the federal healthcare reform law that was recently upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, any time soon. In a letter to U.S. …

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Lawmaker Says Nebraska Has Time for Health Exchange http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2012/06/29/253727.htm Fri, 29 Jun 2012 16:11:31 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=253727 A Nebraska lawmaker who has led the push to create a state-based marketplace for health insurance says officials must move quickly and seek public comments as they enact the requirements of the federal health care law. Omaha Sen. Jeremy Nordquist …

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Arkansas Moving Forward With Plans After Health Ruling http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2012/06/29/253721.htm Fri, 29 Jun 2012 16:08:26 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=253721 Arkansas’ insurance commissioner says the state is moving forward with its plans to implement the federal health care law after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the overhaul. Commissioner Jay Bradford told The Associated Press that the state will continue moving …

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California Legislator: Feds Will Step Up Involvement in Insurance Industry http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2012/01/25/232754.htm Thu, 26 Jan 2012 00:29:13 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=232754 “Listen to me now, understand me later.” State Sen. Juan Vargas, D-San Diego, gave a well-received Arnold Schwarzenegger impression, chest heaving and heavy on the former California governor’s thick Austrian accent. Vargas, a former president of external affairs for Safeco …

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Internet Business Told to Stop Misrepresenting Kansas Health Exchange http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2011/12/22/228606.htm Thu, 22 Dec 2011 16:41:28 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=228606 An Internet business operating out of Washington state has been told to cease misrepresenting itself as linked to any official Kansas health insurance exchange. Kansas Commissioner of Insurance Sandy Praeger has ordered a halt to any Kansas references located on …

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