With little more than a year of claims experience on the new individual market, some insurers are looking for premium increases of more 30 percent, including the Blues. Though affordability is still relative.
As long as employer-sponsored benefits are here to stay, one technology company wants to be a modern kind of broker and HR service. It may or may not spell an early retirement wave for a generation of insurance producers.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies are setting up their own insurance exchange for retirees switching to individual Medicare plans, a bid to secure lifetime customers from in a new population of seniors.
April 24, 2015
Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News
Thousands of families with a disabled or deceased parent may have received a lower subsidy than they deserved to buy health coverage through the federal insurance marketplace as a result of a calculation error by the federal government.
Consumer advocates and an activist insurance commissioner in California are renewing a push for premium review authority, while the state exchange is moving ahead with its own version of active purchasing.