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What’s different about the impending 2018 Open Enrollment Period

New rules, a largely condensed enrollment timeframe, slimmer options and what states are doing to promote their exchanges are just a few of the things to consider as the 2018 health insurance Open Enrollment Period begins Wednesday.

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Average premiums for employer-sponsored health coverage rise 3% to $18,764 in 2017

Workers covered by smaller firms pay more toward family premiums and in cost sharing than those in larger ones, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation/Health Research & Education Trust 2017 Employer Health Benefits Survey.

CBO: $321 billion reduction in deficit, 22 million more uninsured over next decade with...

Monday was an eventful day for the Senate health care bill, with the CBO analysis coming out and Republicans tweaking it to encourage Americans to maintain continuous health care coverage.

CMS issues final rule to ‘increase choices and encourage stability’ in health market for...

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on April 13 issued the final Market Stabilization rule, which it says is intended to help...

Political reaction: Republicans propose The American Health Care Act

House Republicans unveiled their long-anticipated plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act on Monday afternoon. The proposed legislation, dubbed “The American Health Care...

Aetna-Humana merger blocked by federal judge; decision on Anthem-Cigna deal up next

Pending a possible appeal, Aetna could soon be on the hook for a $1 billion “breakup” fee after U.S. District Court Judge John D....

Obamacare, DOL Fiduciary Rule in jeopardy with Trump election

Now that Donald Trump has been elected the 45th President of the United States, just how long will it take for Obamacare to be...

California Insurance Commissioner joins organizations speaking out against health insurance mergers

The number of organizations speaking out against the proposed Anthem-Cigna and Aetna-Humana health insurance mergers continues to grow, casting some doubt on whether the...

CBO says employers should expect 5% annual health premium increases for next decade

Premiums for employer-provided health insurance are projected to increase at a rate of 5% per year over the next decade, according to a report...

Agent frustration boiling over at elimination of commissions

Health insurance agents on Insurance Forums are understandably venting on a variety of threads this week about the dominoes falling relating to the elimination...

City of Industry paying average of $42,770 annually per employee for health coverage

Health benefits for employees are expensive, but this is over the top. According to a Jan. 9 article in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, the...

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