Posts for Private Insurance and Health Insurance Marketplaces

The "Rate Shock" Myth

As Affordable Care Act opponents continue grasping at straws to find fault with the law, an assertion perpetuated by the insurance industry that the ACA’s coverage expansions will significantly increase premiums has gained prominence.

Cross Post: Potential Costs and Challenges in Boston

With much of the country still reeling from the Boston marathon bombings, many of the victims – as well as their families and friends – have already begun the long road to recovery.

From the Feds Down to the States: Using Navigators to Promote Health Equity

HHS recently released the cooperative agreement funding opportunity for organizations interested in serving as Navigators in states with a Partnership or Federally Facilitated Exchange.

Spring NAIC Meeting: Insurance Commissioners Take Houston

This past weekend, insurance commissioners and their staff, along with insurance companies, brokers, other industry representatives, and a few intrepid consumer representatives gathered at the Spring meeting of the NAIC

Partnership Exchanges – Coming into Focus

With a year to go before Exchanges open for business, the pace of new guidance continues to pick up. Just this past week, HHS released guidance on State Partnership Exchanges. The Partnership Exchange is not an option presented in the Affordable Care Act

The ACA Does That Too?! Moving to Curb LGBTQ discrimination in Health Care

A woman in New Jersey was denied insurance coverage for an annual mammogram despite her plan’s typical coverage for such services. The reason: she’s transgender and her plan denies any coverage related to sex reassignment. She filed a lawsuit and eventual

Cross Post: Pass the Stuffing: There’s a lot going on in the new essential health benefit rules

This blog entry was originally posted on CHIRblog, a blog from the Center for Health Insurance Reforms, Georgetown University Health Policy Institute. Last week, right before the Thanksgiving holiday, the Obama Administration released its proposed rule es

Essential Health Benefits - Last Call?

September 30 is upon us. Has your state e-filed their Essential Health Benefits (EHB) plan? The ACA requires that all new, non-grandfathered plans in the individual and small group markets both inside and outside the Exchange offer a standard package of b

Cross Post: Summaries of Insurance Benefits and Coverage will Help Consumers Comparison Shop

This entry was originally posted on the Center on Health Insurance Reforms at Georgetown University Health Policy Institute's CHIRblog. As of September 23, the “wild west” of shopping for health insurance coverage has been at least partially tamed, thanks
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