Category: ACA

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May2016
Presumed Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump hasn’t exactly been forthcoming in his plans for the US health insurance market. When asked during a debate what he planned to do after repealing the Affordable Care Act, Trump responded by saying he would create something “wonderful,” and allow the sale of insurance ... Read More
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May2016
Arizona is the next state to lose a number of its major insurers on the state health insurance exchange, with UnitedHealthcare and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona announcing their intent to exit the Affordable Care Act (ACA) market by 2017. “The smaller overall market size and shorter-term, higher-risk profile within ... Read More
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Apr2016
Healthcare reform set in motion many new conditions for insurers, brokers, plan sponsors and members. With the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“Affordable Care Act”) came increased financial burdens on employers, unions and other insurance plan sponsors. It also prompted greater financial responsibility and accountability in ... Read More
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Apr2016
Health insurance companies are getting more concerned about the financial sustainability of the Affordable Care Act. As insurers prepare to file more premium increase requests for the next open enrollment season, a number of their most senior executives have been voicing reservations about the marketplaces and publicly considering dropping out altogether. “Something ... Read More
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