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Health Insurance

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  • Study: Number of uninsured drops in Illinois

    Illinois experienced a larger decrease in the uninsured population than the rest of the nation on average as well as most of its neighbor states in the year since the Affordable Care Act was implemented. Illinois’ population of people 64 years...
  • Weigh options when losing health coverage at work: COBRA or Obamacare?

     Weigh options when losing health coverage at work: COBRA or Obamacare?
    When Amanda Lean decided to leave her full-time job to work as a private political consultant, she had a decision to make: continue with the insurance she had through her previous job — or shop for a plan on her own. Keeping the insurance she...
  • E-cigarettes create quandry for health insurers, policymakers

    Are e-cigarettes, the popular battery-powered devices marketed as a smoking alternative, tobacco products? How government regulators, insurance companies and customers each answer that question is key to deciding whether e-cigarette users will face...
  • Up to 250,000 Virginians need to change individual health plans to be ACA-compliant on Jan. 1

    Up to 250,000 Virginians need to change individual health plans to be ACA-compliant on Jan. 1
    Virginians who renewed their health plans early last year to avoid a January 2014 deadline requiring compliance with the Affordable Care Act are running out of time. Renewals for 2015 coverage must comply with 10 minimum benefits mandated by the ACA, such...
  • Anthem, Hartford HealthCare Hammer Out Deal

     Anthem, Hartford HealthCare Hammer Out Deal
    HARTFORD — The state's largest health insurer and a network of five Connecticut hospitals resolved their differences and announced a new multiyear contract late Thursday. The new contract is retroactive to Wednesday, Oct. 1, meaning that there...
  • California regulators clear Obamacare rates, hold off on networks

    California regulators clear Obamacare rates, hold off on networks
    California regulators won't challenge the next round of health insurance rate increases in the state exchange, but insurers' narrow networks of doctors and hospitals are drawing tougher scrutiny. The state's two insurance regulators didn't find proposed...
  • Lawsuit: Company fired woman after breast cancer diagnosis

    Lawsuit: Company fired woman after breast cancer diagnosis
    A woman filed a lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court this week, claiming that her employer forced her off of the company’s health insurance plan after she was diagnosed with breast cancer and then fired her after she complained about it. Deborah...
  • Access Health CT: Renewal Period Coming Soon

    Connecticut's public health exchange is trying to inform customers who signed up for insurance coverage for 2014 how to maintain coverage next year. Access Health CT, the public exchange, is sending packets to people who enrolled in health plans provided...
  • Bethlehem offers bonus if employees retire

    As part of his multi-pronged plan to close a projected $5.9 million deficit next year, Bethlehem Mayor Robert Donchez on Friday offered older employees a $10,000 bonus or two years of health coverage in exchange for retiring. In a memo to employees...
  • Obamacare at one year: a birthday assessment

    Obamacare at one year: a birthday assessment
    The Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, was signed into law on March 23, 2010. Some provisions went into effect by the end of that year and some over the following three years. But by popular perception, the act kicked in last Oct. 1, when enrollment for...
  • Costs are soaring; they'll rise even more as the law takes full effect

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. When President Barack Obama was promoting passage of health reform, he promised that the average American family would save $2,500 a year on health insurance costs. But since the law passed in 2010, costs have risen by more than $5,000....