A Push To Make Pregnancy A Qualifying Life Event

More than 50 House Democrats are asking the Obama administration to add pregnancy to the limited list of reasons women may enroll year-round in coverage on the Obamacare exchanges. Once the second, extended enrollment period ends April 30, Americans may only sign up for marketplace coverage if they have experienced a major life event like […]

New Goals Shift to Value-Based Medicare Payments

In a “historic” announcement, the Department of Health and Human Services on Monday set new goals for tying Medicare payments to quality or value through alternative payment models. The news received widespread print and online media coverage and is portrayed as an ambitious step by the Administration. Most sources also report on the generally positive […]

Millennials Concerned of Out-of-Pocket Costs

Health plans that shift more up-front costs onto you are rapidly becoming the norm. But millennials don’t seem happy about taking on the risk, even in exchange for a lower price. Millennials want their parents’ old health insurance plan. A new survey from Bankrate found that almost half of 18-to-29-year-olds prefer a health plan with […]

New York Market Shrinking While Others Increase

Contrary to the national reports, the New York market is shrinking as carriers exit the market due to their requested rate increases being denied by the review board. Several high-circulation outlets and beltway sources report the news of more insurers joining the marketplaces created under the Affordable Care Act. The news is seen as good […]