Agent frustration boiling over at elimination of commissions

Health insurance agents on Insurance Forums are understandably venting on a variety of threads this week about the dominoes falling relating to the elimination...

City of Industry paying average of $42,770 annually per employee for health coverage

Health benefits for employees are expensive, but this is over the top. According to a Jan. 9 article in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, the...

CO-OP failures could boost enrollment in BCBS plans, AIS Newsletter predicts

WASHINGTON, D.C. – With more than a third of the 23 Community Operated and Oriented Plans (CO-OPs) created as part of the Affordable Care...

2 million on Obamacare missing out on subsidies, study finds

A new Avalere analysis finds that more than 2 million exchange enrollees eligible for cost-sharing reductions (CSRs) are not receiving the subsidies because they...

Supreme Court upholds Obamacare subsidies with 6-3 decision

The Supreme Court today upheld tax subsidies in states relying on the federal healthcare.gov exchange, preserving health insurance subsidies for 6.4 million Americans in...

After Wednesday’s oral arguments, no clear indication of how Supreme Court will rule on...

The nine U.S. Supreme Court justices appeared divided on ideological lines during 85 minutes of arguments on Wednesday as it tackled a second major...

3 weeks of solid good news for Medicare-aged people and producers

As President of the National Association of Medicare Supplement Advisors, Inc. (NAMSA), one of my obligations is to report weekly via our NAMSA newsletter...

New book says with Obamacare it no longer makes sense to offer employer-provided health...

Rick Lindquist and Paul Zane Pilzer, coauthors of The End of Employer-Provided Health Insurance: Why It’s Good for You, Your Family, and Your Company,...

Supreme Court to hear Obamacare subsidy challenge; Fewer than 10 million projected to be...

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed last Friday to hear a new challenge to Obamacare over tax credits awarded in 36 states that subsidize health...

7 things to watch out for in new MAPD and PDP plans

If you are selling (or servicing) Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plans (MAPDs) or stand-alone PDPs, be very careful to examine the 2015 plans. Members of...