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Health Insurance Broker in N.J. Admits Pocketing Nearly $1M

Federal prosecutors say an insurance broker has admitted stealing nearly $1 million while selling health care coverage he knew was fake. Seventy-year-old David Clark of Morristown, N.J., pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to commit wire fraud. He faces up to …

10 Regions of U.S. with Highest Health Insurance Premiums

These are the 10 regions of the country with the highest premiums for people buying insurance on the health law’s new marketplaces. The ranking is based on the lowest price “silver” plan, which is the mid-level plan that the majority …

Obamacare Premiums Called Affordable in 17-State Survey

A 25-year-old New Yorker earning $25,000 a year will pay as little as $62 a month for health insurance next year, and a peer living in Vermont may pay nothing, according to a 17-state survey of premiums under the U.S. …

Premium Increases Under Obamacare Are Exaggerated, Rand Says

Predictions of sharp increases in health-insurance premiums for people getting coverage under the U.S. Affordable Care Act have been overstated and many states will see little to no change, researchers at Rand Corp. found. Out-of-pocket premiums for most individuals who …

Employer Health Premiums Slow for Second Year: Kaiser

Health-insurance premiums to cover working Americans rose 4 percent this year, less than the previous two years in another sign that the cost of employee benefits for U.S. companies may be slowing. Annual premiums for a person who opts for …

Administration Says Obamacare to Lower Insurance Premiums More Than Forecast

Hoping to gain the high ground in an escalating war of words over Obamacare, the U.S. administration on Thursday forecast sharply lower than expected insurance costs for consumers and small businesses in new online state healthcare exchanges. A report by …

Administration Issues Workplace Wellness Program Guidelines

Employees will be eligible for significantly lower premiums on the health insurance they buy through their employers if they participate in “workplace wellness programs,” even if they don’t improve their health, U.S. regulators said on Wednesday. The Affordable Care Act, …

Small Business Owners Face Health Insurance Dilemma

Rose Wang looks at her staff of 70 employees and wonders if she’ll have to lay off some of them to comply with the health care law. The owner of Binary Group Inc., an information technology firm based in Alexandria, …

Premiums for Employer-Sponsored Family Health Plans Rose 4% This Year: Kaiser

Annual premiums for employer-sponsored family health coverage reached $15,745 this year, up four percent from last year, with workers on average paying $4,316 toward the cost of their coverage, according to a new report from the non-profit Kaiser Family Foundation. …

Actuaries: Health Costs to Go Up No Matter What Court Decides on Law

As the country awaits the highly anticipated ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold or overturn the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), the actuarial experts who price are warning that health insurance costs will likely continue to …