Posts for Private Insurance and Health Insurance Marketplaces

Dog Days of the Summer NAIC meeting

While most of us are trying to enjoy the last few days of summer before a very busy fall of ACA implementation, insurance commissioners continued their work at the summer 2013 meeting of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

So You Want to Be a Navigator?

By now we know people will need information and assistance to find and enroll in the right health coverage for them under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Much Ado about Rates - Part II

A steady stream of news headlines about states’ new health insurance rates for plans under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have generated buzz and also caused some confusion.

Much Ado about Rates

Lately, we’ve seen a flood of states announcing new health insurance rates for plans under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). So what do they all mean? To start, the new rates are mainly for the individual market, for people who buy insurance on their own.

MLR in Action: A $749.00 Rebate for One MA Consumer

MLR (medical loss ratio) rebate checks are in the mail! We are already starting to hear stories from satisfied consumers whose insurance companies are required to issue rebates to their policyholders.

Cross-Post: Huge health insurance price drop in store for New Yorkers

New Yorkers have a LOT to smile about! The proposed health insurance rates for the New York Health Benefit Exchange have been released and show that prices on the individual market will soon be dropping by a whopping 50%.

The Latest Scoop on Enrollment: Broker Regulations

As open enrollment approaches, consumers will need accurate information to choose the right health plan. The Affordable Care Act provides assistance to consumers in a variety of flavors.

Cross post: Competition And Transparency Bring down Health Insurance Costs—Here’s The Proof

As we near open enrollment in new health plans, all eyes are on insurance premiums and the rates they are based on. Industry-backed sources have been fueling the media with doomsday scenarios about cost increases due to the ACA.

Did Issuers Get a Free Pass on the Inclusion of Essential Community Provider Requirements?

The Affordable Care Act requires qualified health plans participating in health insurance marketplaces (aka Exchanges) to maintain a sufficient number of Essential Community Providers (ECP) in their provider network.
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