Health Insurance Exchange

January 21, 2016 | Susan Morse

Open enrollment for week 11 ended with close to 400,000 consumers signing up for healthcare coverage, a number four times greater than the week before, according to figures from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

January 20, 2016 | Bernie Monegain

Thirty-five percent more people than last year have enrolled for their employer-sponsored healthcare benefits on private online marketplaces, according to a new report from global consulting and technology firm Accenture.

January 19, 2016 | Kaiser Health News

As the third open enrollment period winds down on the health insurance marketplaces, one thing hasn't changed much since the online exchanges opened: It's still often hard to find out whether a plan covers abortion services.

January 18, 2016 | Kaiser Health News

Even with subsidies to make coverage more affordable, many people who buy health insurance on the marketplaces spend more than 10 percent of their income on premiums, deductibles and other out-of-pocket payments, a recent study found. Among those hit hardest, the researchers said, are people who spend nearly a quarter of their income on health care expenses.

January 14, 2016 | Beth Jones Sanborn

The momentum of open enrollment continued to wind down, with growth of less than 75,000 consumers in week 10, from January 3 to January 9, 2016.

January 6, 2016 | Susan Morse

From Dec. 27 to Jan. 2, 83,297 consumers made plan selections, according to CMS.

January 4, 2016 | Kaiser Health News

Health insurers in several big cities will take some pain out of doctor visits this year -- the financial kind. They'll offer free visits to primary care doctors in their networks. You read that right. Doctor visits without copays. Or coinsurance. And no expensive deductible to pay off first. Free.

December 30, 2015 | Jeff Lagasse

Six million renew plans while 2.5 million are newly insured through marketplace.

December 23, 2015 | Susan Morse

Close to 6 million people selected plans through HealthCare.gov, a marked increase over last year when an estimated 3.4 million signed up, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. That includes a notable uptick in enrollment for those under 35.

December 18, 2015 | Beth Jones Sanborn

Since Nov. 1, more than four million have selected plans.

December 14, 2015 | Kaiser Health News

As the December 15 deadline for January healthcare coverage neared, California's insurance exchange intensified efforts to sign people up in pockets of the state with exceptionally high numbers of uninsured residents. Covered California targeted such "hot spots" as San Francisco's Mission district, and Oakland's Fruitvale neighborhood, officials said.

December 10, 2015 | Kaiser Health News

State insurance exchanges are healthy financially even without the federal funding that ran out this year, a top Obama administration official told a House subcommittee Tuesday. But that official refused to predict if any of the remaining 13 state exchanges would eventually need to shift to the federal exchange.

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