Integrity expands Midwest senior market footprint with acquisition of Emrick Insurance Marketing Group

Nation’s largest independent distributor of life and health insurance products to the senior market enters definitive agreement to acquire Illinois-based IMO that markets Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement products.

HealthSherpa’s 2019 ACA enrollment spikes 81%

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

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.

Fraternal insurer launches first all-digital Med Supp application

Catholic Life Insurance, using Ensurem’s Medigap EZ-App platform, says it is the first to offer a true direct-to-consumer Medicare Supplement insurance application that allows consumers to enroll without speaking to an insurance agent.

AAMSI posts free access to Med Supp conference videos for agents

The American Association for Medicare Supplement Insurance has now posted video recordings of 10 top-rated sessions from the event, which was held June 12-14 in St. Louis.

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.

1 in 4 major health systems preparing to launch Medicare Advantage plans, new survey...

Healthcare executives are investing in Medicare Advantage strategies despite concerns about lack of operational expertise.

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.

Just one-third of 61 million eligible for Medicare opt for MA plans

Mark Farrah Associates reports Medicare Advantage plan enrollment exceeds 21 million as of Feb. 2018, an increase of 7.6% compared to Feb. 2017.

4 trends to expect in the health insurance market

High-level trends we may expect to observe in the wake of ACA repeal efforts and how stakeholders would potentially be affected by the changes.