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In Penn., ACA Exchange Sign-Ups Top 100K Mark as Website Troubles Subside

More than 123,000 Pennsylvanians have selected an insurance plan under the new federal health care law as troubles with the gateway website have subsided, the U.S. government said Wednesday, although tens of thousands more who might be eligible for Medicaid …

More Than 81,000 Pennsylvanians Enroll Under Federal Health Care Law

Government figures released Monday show that more than 81,000 Pennsylvanians have enrolled under the federal health care law, a sharp increase from the 11,800 who were signed up at the end of November. The Obama administration now says that more …

More than 44,000 in Va. Enroll in Health Plans Through Federal Marketplace

More than 44,000 Virginians have signed up for health plans through the federal insurance marketplace. In addition, about 17,000 were found to be eligible for Medicaid or children’s health insurance through the marketplace. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that most residents …

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 …

N.Y. Reports 40,000 Enrolled in State’s Health Care Marketplace During First Week

New York State officials say 40,000 New Yorkers have signed up for health insurance in the first week of operation for the new state-run marketplace that includes low-cost plans. The NY State of Health says its website has quadrupled capacity …

Local Firms in Pennsylvania Take ‘Wait and See’ Approach to Health Care Law

The mandate that large employers provide health care coverage to their employees has been put off until 2015, but some businesses have already started changing health care benefits. Still, many local employers in Bucks County, Penn., say they have little …

Iowa Health Insurer to Seek Smaller Rate Hikes

Months after customers blasted the company for skyrocketing rates, Iowa’s dominant health insurer says it will limit premium increases in 2014 to less than six percent for individual and small business policyholders. Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield announced on …

14 Insurers File to Be on Michigan Health Exchange

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 …

4 Insurance Companies Interested in Arkansas Exchange

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 …

Some Carriers Opt Out of Minnesota Insurance Marketplace

With just four months to go before Minnesota’s health insurance exchange goes live, it remains to be seen how many new choices consumers will get. The companies that will offer competing plans via MNsure haven’t been announced. But three health …