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Maryland the 3rd State to See Health Insurance Exchange Director Go

Fourteen states and the District of Columbia told the federal government they could run their own health insurance exchanges, but three people leading their states’ exchanges have now left following problem-plagued rollouts of the online marketplaces. The executive director of …

State Regulators Warn on Misleading Health Insurance Websites

Insurance regulators and an industry trade group are warning that this month’s roll-out of the health insurance marketplaces created by federal law opened the door for bad actors at the same time that it has given brokers and agents a …

Texas Governor, State Senator Square Off on Health Exchange Navigator Rules

Texas’ top insurance regulator has found herself in the midst of a battle over rules that govern those who will provide information to consumers about the health insurance exchanges that are a part of the U.S. healthcare reform initiative passed …

Large Employers to Keep Health Insurance Benefit for Now: Survey

Most large employers don’t expect to send their full-time employees to government health exchanges for insurance during the next five years, but some retirees and part-time workers will end up there, a new survey has found. The outlook for corporate …

Ohio Panel Examines Rules for Health ‘Navigators’

Ohio lawmakers are again weighing regulations for a new group of professionals who will help guide consumers through the new health insurance exchanges. So-called “navigators” are expected to help educate consumers and small businesses about the new online marketplaces created …

Employers Weighing Exchanges for Individual Retiree Health Plans: Aon

Most employers are reevaluating their retiree health care strategy and are considering strategies that open access to the individual Medicare plan market through health care exchanges, according to a new survey by Aon Hewitt, a human resources firm. The company …

Obama to Encourage States to Build Health Exchanges

The Obama administration this week will try to encourage reluctant U.S. states to move forward with health insurance exchanges amid fears that time is running out for states to act on a reform provision meant to extend coverage to millions …

Despite GOP Governors, Feds Building Health Insurance Exchanges

Don’t look now: The feds may be gaining on GOP governors who’ve balked at carrying out a key part of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul law. Opponents of the law say they won’t set up new private health insurance …

Former Sen. Frist Backs State Health Insurance Exchanges

Former Senate Majority Leader and heart surgeon Bill Frist is calling on states to get going on their health insurance exchanges. The exchanges are part of the Affordable Care Act and some Republican governors who oppose the law are refusing …

Administration Issues Rules for State-Run Health Insurance Exchanges

The Obama administration on Monday released broad new operating rules for state-run health insurance exchanges, which form a key part of the 2010 federal healthcare reform law that will face landmark Supreme Court hearings in just two weeks. The long-awaited …