| Jan 15, 2015
| 7:36 AM
Two years after spurning the state, insurance giant UnitedHealth Group Inc. wants to sell Obamacare coverage in California’s exchange for 2016.
The turnabout comes as the nation’s largest health insurer is expanding into Obamacare policies...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 4:04 PM
Aetna CEO Mark T. Bertolini told employees at a meeting Monday the company is raising its minimum wage to $16 per hour in April.
It will be a pay boost for about 5,700 employees, of which 26 are in Connecticut. Most of the employees who will benefit...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 11:59 AM
Palm Beach County residents don't need more reasons to boast.
But here's one to add to the pile: Health-insurance policies for individuals and families sold under the new Affordable Care Act regulations are in most cases priced lower in Palm Beach County...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 8:35 AM
Healthcare.gov is open for window shopping.
Though open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act doesn't begin officially until Saturday, those who plan on obtaining insurance through the public exchanges can start to browse plans starting today at...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 2:04 PM
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Friday to hear a legal challenge to a key part of the Obamacare health law which, if successful, would deprive millions of Americans of tax-credit subsidies to help them afford health insurance coverage.
In a one-sentence...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 2:45 PM
Appointments still are booked but the clamor for help isn’t the same at one west suburban agency signing up consumers for the second year of Obamacare.
“We probably assisted close to 2,000 a year ago, but only 10 to 15 percent were people who...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 2:09 PM
A consumer organization and an anonymous HIV/AIDS patient are suing Aetna in federal court, claiming the insurer discriminates against people with HIV/AIDS by requiring them to buy medications through the mail starting Jan. 1.
The plaintiffs say the...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 6:43 AM
Next year, seniors with private Medicare Advantage insurance policies whose doctors leave their plan may be able to leave, too, under a new Medicare rule.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which oversee Medicare Advantage programs, will...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 12:29 PM
To those still without health insurance for 2015: Monday is a key deadline for Obamacare.
If you didn't sign up for health insurance on Healthcare.gov last year: Enroll in coverage by Monday for benefits to kick in Jan. 1. If you sign up from Dec. 16 to...
| Dec 15, 2014
Monday is the last day to sign up for insurance under both the Affordable Care Act and the state's Healthy PA program for coverage that starts Jan. 1.
The second open enrollment period under the federal health care law, often called Obamacare, started...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 2:30 AM
We don't have to tell you that the cost of health insurance has been steadily rising. The average U.S. worker with employer-provided coverage now pays $9,695 per year in premiums and other out-of-pocket costs for a family of four, according to the...