Your First-Hand Survival Guide to ACA Enrollments

Straight from the Enrollment Trenches Agents and producers that are engaged in 2014 enrollments through the new healthcare exchanges have entered uncharted territory. Learning a...

CBO says employers should expect 5% annual health premium increases for next decade

Premiums for employer-provided health insurance are projected to increase at a rate of 5% per year over the next decade, according to a report...

Beneficiary advocates urge CMS to correct inaccuracies in Medicare & You Handbook for 2019

The Center for Medicare Advocacy, Justice in Aging and the Medicare Rights Center sent a joint letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services last week, objecting to serious inaccuracies in the draft Medicare & You Handbook for 2019.

Supreme Court Hobby Lobby decision: Can of worms opened, or a truly narrow ruling?

Monday’s 5-4 Supreme Court Hobby Lobby ruling that closely held, for-profit companies can claim a religious exemption to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandate...

Aetna-Humana merger blocked by federal judge; decision on Anthem-Cigna deal up next

Pending a possible appeal, Aetna could soon be on the hook for a $1 billion “breakup” fee after U.S. District Court Judge John D....

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...

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.

Subsidy Applicants and Traditional Health Clients- A Different Approach

One agent took to the forums to ask about the demographics of ACA subsidy applicants, in order to better understand how she could assist...

Obamacare, DOL Fiduciary Rule in jeopardy with Trump election

Now that Donald Trump has been elected the 45th President of the United States, just how long will it take for Obamacare to be...

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...