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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.

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AAMSI posts free access to Med Supp conference videos for agents

The American Association for Medicare Supplement Insurance has now posted video recordings of 10 top-rated sessions from the event, which was held June 12-14 in St. Louis.

Association Health Plans: What small businesses need to know

Exempt from ACA requirements and flexible in the way premiums are set, the expansion of AHPs has the potential to impact the lives of a huge number of small business owners and their employees – if carriers respond by rolling out quality products.

Enrollment in Med Supp plans grew 3.8% in 2017 according to latest MFA data

Almost 13.1 million enrolled in Medicare Supplement plans by the end of 2017, led by UnitedHealth’s 4.5 million members.

Beneficiary advocates urge CMS to correct inaccuracies in Medicare & You Handbook for 2019

The Center for Medicare Advocacy, Justice in Aging and the Medicare Rights Center sent a joint letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services last week, objecting to serious inaccuracies in the draft Medicare & You Handbook for 2019.

Just one-third of 61 million eligible for Medicare opt for MA plans

Mark Farrah Associates reports Medicare Advantage plan enrollment exceeds 21 million as of Feb. 2018, an increase of 7.6% compared to Feb. 2017.

4 trends to expect in the health insurance market

High-level trends we may expect to observe in the wake of ACA repeal efforts and how stakeholders would potentially be affected by the changes.

HSAs remain a mystery to half of Americans

New joint study finds a big opportunity to educate consumers, employers and even advisors on the value of using Health Savings Accounts for tax-free asset growth and as a financial hedge against retirement health care costs.

AMA study shows Alabama still has least-competitive health insurance market

A single health insurer has at least 50% market share in 43% of the nation's metropolitan areas, according to a new study by the American Medical Association.

Elimination of federal penalty for not having health insurance may mean addition of state...

While the just-passed tax bill eliminates the mandate penalty as of 2019, most who go without coverage in 2018 will still face a penalty. Meanwhile, individual states are considering imposing their own coverage mandates.

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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