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.

Congress reinstates health reimbursement arrangements

In what is being hailed by supporters as a major victory for small businesses across the country, Congress on Wednesday approved the 21st Century...

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.

Digitization ensuring insurance is no longer a costly headache

Author Wes Thompson, founder and CEO of emergency medical insurance startup Emerge, says digitization of the health insurance market is making it easier for customers to get better and cheaper health insurance.

Short-term care products seeing heightened interest, new players entering market

LOS ANGELES – A new study of 12 short-term care insurance policies examines policy features including Benefit Period, Elimination Period and Optional Riders. The study...

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.

More consumers using alternative sources for health insurance coverage

CHICAGO – Americans are spending more time evaluating their health insurance options, and are increasingly securing coverage from sources other than their employer. So says...

Customer satisfaction with insurers – even health – rises according to new survey

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Customer satisfaction with U.S. health insurers is up, according to a new survey by the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). People...

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.

Consumer Reports releases new rankings for hundreds of health plans; just 86 meet “Avoiding...

Consumer Reports has just released its fifth annual rankings of hundreds of health insurance plans across the U.S. with the intention of helping consumers...