Number of uninsured Americans jumps nearly 2 million in 2018: Census Bureau

The number of Americans without health insurance jumped by nearly 1.9 million in 2018, marking the first time in a decade that there has been a year-to-year increase, according to U.S. Census Bureau data released on Sept. 10.

Federal judge upholds Trump’s expansion of short-term care plans

Democrats cry foul over allowance of “junk insurance” plans that circumvent ACA rules.

AmeriLife Direct partners with BGA on Medicare, other products

Expanded partnership with One Resource Group enables its agents and advisors to refer Medicare prospects; AmeriLife also releases White Paper highlighting Med Supp opportunities created by MACRA 2020.

HealthSherpa’s 2019 ACA enrollment spikes 81%

Company says it enrolled over 500,000 people in ACA coverage during the 2019 open enrollment period.

CMS finalizes New Medicare Card distribution ahead of deadline, accelerating fight against Medicare fraud

New Medicare cards offer better identity protection for millions of Americans.

Unsubsidized health insurance consumers turning to short-term coverage, new report finds

Open Enrollment Half-Time Report: About 7 of every 10 people buying coverage at eHealth during the current 2019 open enrollment period are selecting short-term plans, according to new report from the company, up 14% from the same period a year ago.

5 things small business owners should know about this year’s Open Enrollment

Whether your small business clients currently provide them and are planning next year’s renewal, or are thinking of offering them for the first time, here are five things to consider before Nov. 1 rolls around.

‘Bind’ – billed as nation’s first-ever ‘on demand’ health insurance – now available to...

Backed by funding from UnitedHealthcare among others, new company says its pioneering health coverage brings transparency to health care costs and allows addition of coverage throughout the year.

Association Health Plans: What small businesses need to know

Exempt from ACA requirements and flexible in the way premiums are set, the expansion of AHPs has the potential to impact the lives of a huge number of small business owners and their employees – if carriers respond by rolling out quality products.

Buffett, Bezos and Dimond appoint CEO for new health care venture

Dr. Atul Gawande will lead the yet unnamed new company addressing employee healthcare challenges, which will be based in Boston and operate independently and free from profit-making incentives and constraints.