Record-high 13.6 million sign up for health coverage on ACA marketplaces

CMS says this year’s open enrollment period is outpacing all previous years, with more than two weeks remaining.

Claims paid by long-term care insurers grew by $700 million in 2021

The nation’s long-term care insurers paid out $12.3 billion in claims during 2021, representing a significant increase over prior years according to new data from AALTCI.

U.S. healthcare expenditures spiked 9.7% in 2020: CMS report

Driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, total U.S. healthcare spending spiked 9.7% to $4.1 trillion in 2020 according to new data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

HealthCare.com focused on growth following $180 million funding round

Financing accelerates the development of HealthCare.com’s AI platform to drive further direct-to-consumer healthcare product innovation and rapidly scale to address what it calls a “massive market opportunity.”

HealthSherpa adds talent with two new key hires

Jeff Pollock and Rob Fitzgerald, formerly of GuideWell Connect, join HealthSherpa’s efforts to help partners leverage new technology and grow their business

IRS doesn’t raise tax deductible LTCI limits for 2022

For the first time the Internal Revenue Service has not raised tax-deductible limits for long-term care insurance according to the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance.

Nearly half of Americans ponder health insurance changes during Open Enrollment

ValuePenguin survey finds 45% of insured Americans are considering changes; those with Marketplace plans most likely to change providers or plan types.

LTCI Awareness Month 2021: Study shows increasing need for care, reliance on family

Genworth study finds the COVID-19 pandemic increased demand for and complexity of long term care, accelerating existing trends toward longer duration and more acute care.

More than 300 million Americans covered by health insurers: Mark Farrah Associates

New report shows Medicare Advantage enrollment continues to experience increases with ample room for growth.

AMA study: 3 in 4 health insurance markets are highly concentrated

A new study from the American Medical Association shows nearly three-quarters of health insurance markets in the U.S. are highly concentrated, leaving millions of Americans with more limited health insurer options.