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National uninsured rate reaches all-time low in 2022

HHS Secretary Becerra says Biden-Harris Administration efforts to expand health insurance coverage, lower costs through American Rescue Plan and other actions are working.

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Faced with a premium increase, LTCI policyholders choose to pay

The overwhelming majority of consumers experiencing a premium increase on their long-term care insurance chose to pay the higher premium, according to the findings of a new analysis released this week by the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance.

Disability Insurance Awareness Month resources available to producers

This year’s theme for the campaign is: “Rethink disabilities. Rethink disability insurance.”

Medicare Advantage, Medicaid markets show notable growth in 2021

Mark Farrah Associates releases year-over-year health insurance enrollment trends by segment.

IRS Releases (Much) Higher 2023 HSA Contribution Limits

Thanks to inflation, next year’s health savings account contribution limits will rise 5.5% from 2022 limits

2022 Linked-Benefit LTCI Price Index released by AALTCI

The first price index comparing leading linked-benefit long-term care insurance costs and benefits was released this week by the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance.

AHIP Survey: Millions of Americans say supplemental plans deliver financial peace of mind

Virtually all consumers are satisfied with their supplemental insurance coverage, according to a recent AHIP survey of people enrolled in supplemental plans.

Justice Department sues to block $13B UnitedHealth acquisition of Change Healthcare

Suit says acquisition would allow healthcare giant to use competitively sensitive claims data of hundreds of millions of Americans to reduce competition and innovation to the detriment of consumers.

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.

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