Health Insurance Exchanges
Health Exchange Application Complexity Topic of National Discussion
Monday, 18 March 2013 19:00
In an article distributed by the Associated Press last week, questions about how people would get health insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Exchanges hit the national stage. In the article, author Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar likens applying for benefits to doing your taxes – not a task most Americans relish.
Alonso-Zaldivar discusses the...
Insurance Agents Should Prepare Now for 2014
Thursday, 14 March 2013 19:00
While 2013 may prove to be relatively calm in the insurance industry – after seeing big changes in the past several years – agents should continue to prepare for the future. 2014 will be a year of change throughout the industry with federal and state Health Insurance Exchanges enrolling members in October of this year.
One area that may need...
Language a Tough Hurdle for California Health Exchange
Tuesday, 12 March 2013 19:00
According to a recent study from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research almost half of the adults estimated to become eligible for federal subsidies in the California Exchange – called Covered California – speak English less than “very well”. The report says that the success of Covered California – and health reform overall – “hinges in part on...
California Exchange Leader Says Employer Health Plans Here to Stay
Monday, 11 March 2013 19:00
The executive director of the new Covered California Health Benefit Exchange – Peter Lee – recently voiced his opinion in a radio interview, that a few hundred thousand Californians may choose to leave their employer-sponsored health plan to purchase a plan on the California Exchange.
In an interview with Capital Public Radio’s KXJZ News, Lee said h...
Majority of Americans Support Health Reform Benefits for Immigrants
Thursday, 07 March 2013 18:00
A survey conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation revealed that 42 percent of Americans incorrectly believe that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides insurance subsidies or Medicaid benefits to illegal aliens. About 1 in 4 say they are not sure. The Affordable Care Act does not extend any insurance or Medicaid benefits although some current ...
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