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NAIFA Launches ACA Microsite

The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) has launched a new microsite to answer members' questions related to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The microsite, found at www.naifa.org/advocacy/ac...

Insurers Target N.C.'s 'Young Invincibles'

Sept. 07--Bike mechanic Jared Harber pedals as much as 150 miles a week, at no small peril to his safety. Just in the past year and a half, he has wiped out, flipped over and been sideswiped by cars. Considering that he can't afford health i...

Exchanges Losing Low-Cost Plans With Departure Of Big Brands

Consumers without subsidies should shop on and off health insurance exchangesfor best rates SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the health insurance industry prepares to sell plans through federal and state online...

Germany's Munich Re Sells U.S. Health Insurance Unit

BERLIN (AP) German insurer Munich Re AG says it is selling American health insurance provider Windsor Health Group to WellCare Health Plans Inc. of the U.S. for an undisclosed sum. Munich Re said Thursday that the sale resulted from a review...

Washington Health Exchange OKs 35 Plans

Sept. 07--The board of the state's health exchange on Wednesday granted final approval for 35 insurance plans to be sold on the state-based online marketplace. The board for the Washington Health Benefit Exchange certified seven health insur...

Study Of Premiums: Competitive Markets For Health Insurance

WASHINGTON - The No. 1 question about President Barack Obama's health care law is whether consumers will be able to afford the coverage. Now the answer is coming in. The biggest study yet of premiums posted by states finds that the sticker p...

In Florida, 995,000 People May Fall Into Health Care Gap

Sept. 07--WASHINGTON -- One month after undergoing a partial hysterectomy in 2011 to remove a rare form of ovarian cancer, Erika Neal of St. Louis got a double dose of more bad news: Her salary as deputy director of a nonprofit museum was be...

2 In 5 Uninsured Adults Could Have No Health Insurance Option

As Many as Two of Five Uninsured Adults Living in States That Do Not Expand Medicaid Under the Affordable Care Act Would Have No New Health Insurance Options in 2014 NEW YORK, Sept. 7 -- The Commonwealth Fund issued the following news releas...

Medicaid Covers Nearly Half Of Births

Sept. 07--Nearly half of American babies, and a third of those born in Pennsylvania, are born to mothers receiving Medicaid benefits, according to a study issued this week. Those figures are higher than previous estimates, and demonstrates n...

Alaska Without Insurance Exchange As Deadline Nears

Sept. 02--With the state forgoing any role in a health insurance marketplace, federal officials and Alaska nonprofits are scrambling to fill the void by Oct. 1. That's the first day of open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act, and the d...

H&R Block Teams Up To Help Customers Enroll In Exchanges

Sept. 05--HR Block Inc. has teamed up with an online health insurance company to help tax customers enroll at health care exchanges next month under the Affordable Care Act. Chicago-based GoHealth LLC also will have insurance agents in HR Bl...

Satisfaction Levels Rise For Consumer-Driven Health Plans

Employee Benefit Research Institute issued the following news release: Americans with health insurance appear to be warming up to so-called consumer-driven health plans, even as the traditionally greater popularity of traditional health plan...

Pa. Employers Act To Avoid 'Rate Shock'

Sept. 02--Fearing Obamacare will drastically increase the cost of health insurance policies next year, some employers are turning to new strategies to blunt or at least delay the rate shock. Insurers are encouraging small businesses to consi...

Woman Battling Blue Cross Over Child Support

Sept. 02--All Jill Vaughn wanted was her child support payments to arrive on time. But after losing a house to foreclosure, she found herself in a lengthy court battle that pitted her not only against her ex-husband, a self-employed chiropra...

Final Rules For The Individual Health Insurance Mandate

Hate it all you want, but insurance -- life, auto, homeowners/renters, health -- can mean the difference between economic survival and personal financial disaster. The Internal Revenue Service last week issued final rules for the personal ma...

IRS Recognizes Legal Same-Sex Marriages

The U.S. Department of the Treasury issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) today ruled that same-sex couples, legally married in jurisdictions that recognize their marria...

Indexed Annuity Sales Through Banks Reach New Highs

Indexed annuity sales through banks and credit unions reached a record high of $1.06 billion in the second quarter of 2013, one third higher than the first quarter and two thirds higher than the same quarter last year. For the first time, in...

Insurance CEO Says Spending For Health Care 'Unsustainable'

Aug. 31--WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS -- With close to 18 percent of the U.S. economy devoted to health care spending, the CEO of one of the region's largest insurers believes his industry needs to take a harder look at what drives those costs in o...

Census Bureau Releases Health Insurance Coverage Estimates

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 -- The U.S. Census Bureau issued the following news release: The Census Bureau today released its 2011 Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE). The estimates show the number of people with and without health insuran...

Calif. Previews Ad Campaign To Promote Health Insurance

Aug. 30--Welcome signs flash across the screen as the narrator of a new television commercial describes a not-too-distant future for millions of Californians. Soon, Californians from Sacramento to Salinas to San Diego will have equal access...

Minn. Insurance Plan Of Last Resort Nears End Of Line

Aug. 31--Donna Devine is tired of being branded as uninsurable more than a decade after being treated for cancer. It didn't seem fair, said Devine, 48, of Edina. I haven't had any recurrence. But it doesn't matter to the insurance companies....

Details Snag Wis. Health Insurance Enrollment

Aug. 31 --Devilish details plague preparations to enroll more than 31,000 uninsured Coulee Region residents under the Affordable Care Act barely a month before sign-up begins. I'm not optimistic about us being able to reach 12,000 people for...

Older Consumers More Likely To Hold Off Buying ACA Plans

Subsidy Cliff Confronts Those Close to 400 Percent of Poverty SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 29 , 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Older Americans not yet eligible for Medicare are more likely to pay the 2014 penalty rather than purchase health cove...

A Simple Answer To Improve Employee Health Care

By Cheryl Hall The Dallas Morning News Jim Maas has a simple answer for employers who want to contain escalating health care costs and increase productivity, job satisfaction and creativity: Encourage your workers to get one more hour of sle...

Governors In Key States Buck GOP On Health Care

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Despite unrelenting pressure by congressional Republicans to repeal President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, GOP governors in swing-voting states are grudgingly bowing to the reality that Obamacare is the law of t...

Employees Must Be Informed About Health Care Options By Oct. 1

Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), an important deadline is fast approaching for all employers with both part-time and full-time employees. By October 1st, all employers must notify employees of the new health care options under the Health...

NAIFA Launches New ACA Microsite With Resources, Analysis

With enrollment less than six weeks away, new content launched on naifa.org examines the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and subsequent regulations that NAIFA members can share with their clients as the law goes into effect in the...

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WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today addressed the New DLC Policy Forum on Health Reform and Education Reform. Sebelius's remarks as prepared for

Sebelius Discusses Health Reform with Democratic

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Social Security And Medicare Finances Worse Than

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(BestWire Services Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Health plans expect to hear a final decision on 6 April immediate cuts proposed by the Obama administration to the Medicare Advantage program, while the

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You probably have never heard of Robin Beaton, and that's what's wrong with the debate over health care reform. Beaton, a retired nurse from Waxahachie, Texas, had health insurance -- or so she

Commentary: Health care outrage goes uncovered

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U.S. Sales of Variable Annuities Decline in Fourth

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