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Massachusetts Reports Progress in Repairing Health Insurance Website

Massachusetts state officials are offering an upbeat assessment of efforts to repair the state’s hobbled health insurance website. Maydad Cohen, special assistant to Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, told the state’s health connector board on Thursday that new software purchased by …

Massachusetts Paying $35M to End Healthcare Website Contract

Massachusetts health care officials said on June 20 they’ll pay the lead contractor on the state’s hobbled health insurance website an additional $35 million to close out the contract. That means the CGI Group, which has already been paid about …

Report Finds New Jersey Has High Health Exchange Premiums

A new federal government analysis of federal health insurance exchanges finds that New Jersey residents have higher premiums than most even after subsidies. The Health and Human Services Department analyzed the 36 states where the federal government took the lead …

Insurer Interest in Offering Health Coverage in Illinois Rises

Illinois officials say they’re seeing strong interest from insurance companies as they prepare for the second year of new coverage options under the nation’s new health care law. The state Department of Insurance said that 10 insurance carriers have submitted …

Vendor: Conn. Health Marketplace Call Center Worker Had No Ill Intent for Data

The vendor operating Connecticut’s health insurance marketplace call center took responsibility Monday for an employee leaving behind a backpack containing personal information of hundreds of clients outside a downtown Hartford deli, saying it was an inadvertent mistake and the worker …

N.H. Businesses Vexed by Latest Delay in Small Group Health Insurance Market

New Hampshire businesses aren’t happy with the latest delay in the small group health insurance market created by the Affordable Care Act, but some are more understanding than others. Companies have been able to purchase coverage in the Small Business …

Study: Number of Adults Without Health Insurance Plummeting in New Jersey

A new study finds the number of uninsured adults in New Jersey plummeted as people signed up for the new federal health insurance exchange. The Health Reform Monitoring System, which did polls across the country, found that 13 percent of …

N.J. Resident Charged With Submitting Fraudulent Invoices to Health Insurer

A Monmouth County, New Jersey, woman has been indicted for allegedly submitting more than $500,000 in bogus invoices to her health insurance company. A state grand jury indictment alleges that from March 2011 and March 2013, 40-year-old Middletown resident Donna …

Unlicensed Ohio Company Told to Stop Selling Insurance Product

Ohio Lieutenant Governor and Department of Insurance Director Mary Taylor ordered an unlicensed insurance entity, My Community Care LLC, and its owner Tannile Ortiz to stop selling what the insurance department says is an unlawful product in the state of …

Millions of Americans Remain Uninsured Despite Big Health Care Push

Alan Thacker wants health coverage, but he can’t get help in his home state of Georgia. Mary Moscarello Gutierrez no longer can afford insurance in New Jersey. Justin Thompson of Utah refuses to be forced into the president’s health law. …