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.

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...

Oscar Health stock falls, disappoints in first day of NYSE trading

Oscar Health stumbled out of the gate in its first day of trading Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange, sinking 10.8% to close at $34.80 after opening at $36.

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...

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.

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...

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

Massachusetts has lowest rate of uninsured residents, Texas highest in rankings by WalletHub

As we are in the midst of Open Enrollment, it seems like a good time to share a recent analysis of 2016 Uninsured Rates...

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.

Oscar gets investment from Google; eyes California and Texas in 2016

Google Capital, Google Inc.’s equity growth fund, has invested $32.5 million in Oscar Health Insurance Corp., the startup venture looking to disrupt the health...