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Survey finds Medicare premiums cost retirees $5,000 annually

The Senior Citizens League says annual COLA increases lag significantly behind the growth in Medicare premiums, making it important for retirees to compare coverage during open enrollment.

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By the Numbers: NAIC Insurance Department Resources Report sheds light on scale of industry

Health insurance still generates the lion’s share of insurance premiums and California still generates by far the most in premiums, as confirmed by the 32nd edition of the NAIC’s annual collection of data.

Number of uninsured Americans jumps nearly 2 million in 2018: Census Bureau

The number of Americans without health insurance jumped by nearly 1.9 million in 2018, marking the first time in a decade that there has been a year-to-year increase, according to U.S. Census Bureau data released on Sept. 10.

Older adults willing to pay more in Medicare premiums to ensure cap on out...

New survey finds 1 in 5 adults who currently take prescription drugs struggle to pay for them each month; and three-quarters of all surveyed support legislation that places a cap on what seniors pay for prescription drugs in Medicare Part D.

Prediction: Eased value-added rules for Medicare Advantage will boost fall enrollment

Cavulus CEO Patrick Phillips predicts new and uniquely expanded benefits in wake of CMS recently easing supplemental health benefits rules

Federal judge upholds Trump’s expansion of short-term care plans

Democrats cry foul over allowance of “junk insurance” plans that circumvent ACA rules.

EverQuote launches health, renters insurance verticals

Online insurance marketplace expanding beyond its existing auto, home and life offerings.

Kaiser Permanente tops J.D. Power Medicare Advantage plan survey for 5th straight year

Overall MA plan customer satisfaction remains steady as cost drives plan selection, study finds.

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.

AmeriLife Direct partners with BGA on Medicare, other products

Expanded partnership with One Resource Group enables its agents and advisors to refer Medicare prospects; AmeriLife also releases White Paper highlighting Med Supp opportunities created by MACRA 2020.

Just 1 in 3 Medicare Advantage members familiar with CMS’ Star Ratings for plans

Survey finds that while only 15% of MA members used the rating system in picking a 2019 plan, 74% of enrollees still ended up in plans with four or more Stars.

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