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HealthSherpa’s 2019 ACA enrollment spikes 81%

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

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Integrity Marketing Group expands with acquisition of Tidewater Management Group

Integrity, the nation’s largest independent distributor of life and health insurance products, has acquired Raleigh, N.C.-based Tidewater, one of the largest distributors of Medicare Supplement and Medicare Advantage products in the Southeastern U.S.

Individual life sales forecast calls for 3% growth in 2019

U.S. individual life insurance sales are expected to rise 3% to $15.0 billion in 2019, according to LIMRA’s just-released annual predictions report. Growth also expected in technology and workplace retirement savings plans.

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.

Long term care insurance claims top $10 billion in 2018

A record $10.3 billion in claims was paid last year by the nation's long-term care insurance companies, according to new data from the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance.

Prices for LTCI coverage show slight year-over-year increase

Just-released 2019 LTCI Price Index shows average annual premium for a 55-year-old couple was $3,050.

3 InsurTech trends expected to accelerate in 2019

Demand for skillfully acquired and implemented analytics, transparent experiences for consumers and mutually beneficial partnerships were all trends that developed in 2018, and are expected to gather more momentum in 2019.

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.

Latest FIO report chock full of industry data and analysis

Seventh annual Dodd-Frank-mandated report shows U.S. still the world’s largest insurance market; provides a detailed analysis of the current state of the overall market.

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.

5 things small business owners should know about this year’s Open Enrollment

Whether your small business clients currently provide them and are planning next year’s renewal, or are thinking of offering them for the first time, here are five things to consider before Nov. 1 rolls around.

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