Posts for Private Insurance and Health Insurance Marketplaces

Restrictive State Laws Seek to Throw Navigators off Course

As March 31 approaches, signaling the end of ACA open enrollment in Marketplaces until fall of this year, in-person assistance programs are of critical importance. Navigators and other enrollment assisters have been working hard across the country to help consumers...

What’s in your network?

Network adequacy – the ability of a health plan to provide enrollees with timely access to needed care included in the benefit contract – continues to capture headlines throughout the country as states consider how to engage in the conversation...

The Insider: The Boogeyman Under the Bed: Adverse Selection in the ACA and other Dysfunctional Fantasies

I kept thinking I wouldn't have to write this blog because people would figure out that all the hand wringing about adverse selection in the Marketplaces was just a tempest in a teapot. The press has been so bad on...

Say What You Want To Say

Federal Court in Missouri suspends state laws to regulate federally approved counsellors helping consumers enroll in the federal Marketplace

A Few of Our Favorite Things - 10 Essential Health Benefits

As Community Catalyst releases its 12 Days of Enrollment, we also wanted to remind you of a few of our favorite things. At the top of our list is the essential health benefits package (tied up with string). Why? Because...

The Story behind Health Plan Cancellations

There have been many stories in the news about plan cancellations and President Obama’s recent announcement that insurers will have the opportunity to continue selling plans they otherwise would have cancelled. While some have celebrated the President’s announcement, plan cancellations...

Cross Post: As High Risk Pool Coverage Ends, Coverage Gaps Could Arise for Some Enrollees

This entry was originally posted on The Center for Health Insurance Reforms, Georgetown University Health Policy Institute’s CHIR Blog. As ACA implementation unfolds, millions who had inadequate coverage in the individual market will gain more comprehensive coverage that provides greater...

Another Barrier Falls: Enhanced Access to Treatment for Drug and Alcohol Problems

It’s been a long wait, but today the Obama administration issued final regulations implementing the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act.

Essential Health Benefits: Where Are We Now?

It has been a long road for essential health benefits. With open enrollment just around the corner, it is important to revisit what standard benefits will be included in the packages and what to look out for.
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