Obamacare News

Obama Administration Under Fire for Individual Health Policy Cancellations

President Barack Obama’s advisers deliberately crafted his signature healthcare law to fulfill his oft-repeated promise: those who like their insurance can keep it. Even with that provision, Obama administration officials knew by June 2010 that as many as 10 million …

Obamacare Day 3: High Demand, Enrollment Glitches Persist

Americans trying to find out how much health coverage will cost under Obamacare endured a third day of limited access to new online health insurance exchanges on Thursday, leading to a growing backlog of people waiting to enter the system. …

Idaho Insurance Agents Leery Of Exchange’s Promise

Insurance agents are still waiting to be convinced Idaho’s insurance exchange will benefit their businesses, though the board that established this Internet marketplace for individual and small business coverage sought to make sure they could still earn commissions. The exchange …

Technology, Not Presidents, Drives Healthcare Costs

Last week I attended Brookings Papers on Economic Activity to watch some of the smartest economists in America debate some of the most interesting papers. The very first paper presented is of particularly timely interest: “Is This Time Different? The …

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 …

Employers Making Benefit Changes Under Cover of Obamacare

Barack Obama wanted to change American health-care as we know it. And he is, in ways that go far beyond the goals of the Affordable Care Act. For weeks, headlines have cataloged the upheaval at private employers: UPS dropping coverage …

Obama Administration Offers Healthcare Law Security Measures

The Obama administration will announce measures to reassure Americans about the privacy and security of the information they submit when they sign up for insurance under President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law, officials said on Wednesday. The administration plans to …

How Investors View Obamacare Enrollment

Investors expect 4 million Americans to initially enroll in the state insurance marketplaces created under President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, according to a survey released on Monday, as concerns mount that technical glitches could present obstacles to enrollment. The …

For Small Companies in New York, Health Care Law Raises Questions

Restaurant owners Colleen and Tim Holmes were considering opening a third business in a growing upstate New York suburb but decided against it. One factor was the risk from expanding their staff beyond 50 full-time employees and having to provide …

How Agents, Brokers Can Help Themselves, Clients with Healthcare Reform

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has accelerated change and confusion in the health insurance marketplace and businesses and individuals are counting on their insurance agents and brokers to help them understand the nitty-gritty of the ACA requirements. For many property/casualty …