| Aug 26, 2014
| 2:30 AM
The trick to saving money on health care is learning how to navigate the health care marketplace.
Stay in your network. Before you visit a doctor or have a procedure, ask your insurer and the health care provider whether the provider is included in...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 10:48 AM
A Fairfield County couple traveled to Hartford in June to urge regulators not to let Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield raise rates on close to 66,200 health insurance policies, including their son's.
It was the first public hearing in nearly four years...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 2:42 PM
The Connecticut Insurance Department on Tuesday struck down rate hikes proposed by several health insurers for 2015.
The decisions affect individual and small-group health plans sold to customers on and off the public health exchange created by the...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 12:34 PM
Mary Klinefelter's long, confusing and mind-numbingly frustrating battle with Golden Rule Insurance continues, with the Orland Park resident chipping away at her almost year-old medical bill.
Klinefelter, featured in the Aug. 28 column, had a routine...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 6:35 PM
All Bart Yates wanted was a repair estimate from Hertz for the car he rented in Germany.
The Prospect Heights resident, featured in Thursday's column, had been trying to obtain the document since May, when a rock hit the windshield of his rental while...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 8:01 PM
Major health insurer CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield has asked the state to let it increase its rates in the individual marketplace by as much as 30 percent on average next year, but two competitors want to lower what they charge people who don't get...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 6:38 AM
When state leaders brought in a new company to help repair their troubled health care exchange, they went to one whose owner has a lot to gain from the sales of insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act.
The Columbia-based health care technology...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Nearly four years after it was signed and after months of uncertainty, President Barack Obama's landmark bid to guarantee Americans health security takes full effect Wednesday when the Affordable Care Act begins delivering health coverage to millions of...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 3:57 PM
The state's two major political parties engaged in spitball by press release through the holiday season. It will grow barbarous as the year advances. Partisans will become sensitive about the tone and substance of the exchanges as they grow more fierce....
| Jan 13, 2014
| 7:47 AM
California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris told insurance giant Cigna Corp. to stop selling health plans bearing the name of California's health exchange because it was deceptive.
Cigna opted out of participating in the Covered California exchange when it...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 3:12 PM
WASHINGTON – The Obama administration has dumped the information technology firm responsible for building the troubled HealthCare.gov website, replacing CGI Federal with Accenture, another multinational IT firm, the administration announced...