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HealthSherpa announces approved vendor status for plan year 2023 agent and broker marketplace trainings

Health insurance enrollment platform will be a CMS-approved training vendor for plan year 2023 federally facilitated Marketplace training and certification.

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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.

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.

11 State insurance commissioners provide 12 ACA policy recommendations to President-Elect Biden

Group details six immediate or critical Affordable Care Act policy recommendations and six longer-term recommendations for the Biden administration to consider.

CMS: 8.2 million signed up for ACA health coverage for 2021

Soaring unemployment and other effects of pandemic help drive enrollment, with nearly one-fourth signing up for the first time.

Urban Institute: 25-43 million Americans could lose employer-based health coverage during pandemic

Between 25 and 43 million Americans could lose their employer-based health insurance if the unemployment rate hits 20% in the coming months, according to a new report from the Urban Institute.

Group rails against financial risks of Short-Term Health Plans

New research from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society says the recently modified plans leave policyholders dangerously vulnerable to major out-of-pocket medical bills.

HealthSherpa enrolls over 1 million Americans during Open Enrollment Period

Company says its ACA health insurance enrollments more than doubled compared to 2019.

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.

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.

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

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

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