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Does My Employer Have to Provide Health Insurance?

With health care reform, a common question is <i>does my employer have to provide health insurance?</i> Not necessarily. The health care reform law, called …

Health Care

One Strategy for Health-Law Costs: Self Insure

UnitedHealth and Humana Will Offer Smaller Businesses Options Typically Left to Big Corporations<p>As businesses cast about for ways to minimize new costs related to the federal health law, health insurers are stepping up. Among their latest offerings: allowing ever-smaller companies to switch to a …

Ohio reveals high exchange rates

Ohio officials estimated the average individual premium will increase from $223 per month to $420an average of 88 percent under PPACA.<p>Ohio Lt. Gov. …

Ohio Dept. Of Insurance: Obamacare To Increase Individual-Market Health Premiums By 88 Percent

Democrats continue to try to dismiss the evidence that Obamacare will dramatically increase the cost of insurance for people who buy it on their own. But on Thursday, the Ohio Department of Insurance announced that, based on the rates submitted by insurers to date, the average individual-market …

Health Insurance Rebates Sending $500 Million Back To Consumers, Federal Report Says

Millions of health insurance customers are due rebates this year that will total $500 million because of President Barack Obama's health care reform law, the federal government announced Thursday.<p>By Aug. 1, 8.5 million people will get rebates valued at an average of $100 because their health …

100 Days Until Start of Enrollment for ACA Health Exchanges

Sunday marked 100 days until Oct. 1, when open enrollment begins for the Affordable Care Act's health insurance exchanges, the <i>Washington Post</i>'s …

The trillion-dollar opportunity that could save health care

While the prevailing discussion around our $2.7 trillion health care system has been about deficits and political posturing, a more important message is being overlooked—there is a massive, potentially trillion-dollar opportunity emerging for savvy entrepreneurs in health care.<p>For 50 years, the US …

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News and Analysis of the Life and Health Insurance Industry | ThinkAdvisor

Maria Ferrante-Schepis | June 08, 2018<p>To improve consumers’ experience, you need words to describe what’s happening.<p>Nabila Ahmed and David McLaughlin …

Here's What Happens If You Don't Sign Up For Obamacare

But the vast majority of uninsured Americans — the very people the Affordable Care Act is meant to help — still have no idea whether they'll need to enroll or not.<p>According to a recent survey, nearly two-thirds of uninsured Americans say they haven't decided whether or not they'll buy health …

UnitedHealth To Withdraw From State’s Individual Insurance Market

UnitedHealth Group has announced that it will stop selling individual health insurance plans in California at the end of the year, withdrawing as the …

Obama grants his own waiver

In this Oct. 22, 2012 file photo, Mitt Romney and President Obama walk past each other on stage at the end of the last debate at Lynn University in …

House votes to delay parts of health care law

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio says he believes the PPACA is a "a train wreck." (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)<p>WASHINGTON — House Republicans …

ACA penalties spawn 'skinny' plans

Employers heaved a sigh of relief when the Obama administration announced it would not enforce Obamacare’s mandate that large companies provide insurance to their workers next year.<p>But some companies plan to offer “skinny plans” designed to duck the biggest penalties anyway, according to industry …

Maven: Building a time machine for Mars

Our space correspondent goes behind the scenes at Nasa’s forthcoming quest to reveal how and why the red planet lost the majority of its atmosphere.<p>The high-ceilinged room resembles a brightly lit, white-walled operating theatre, and the people inside are dressed for surgery. It is impossible to …