Tag: Affordable Care Act

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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
May 4, 2016blue


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
April 25, 2016blue
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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
April 18, 2016blue
The grill of a Cadillac is seen inside the showroom of the General Motors Corp.’s Harlem Auto Mall in New York


By Nora Kelly The term “Cadillac tax” is evocative: It suggests that the health-insurance plans it would tax—through a provision in the Affordable Care Act—are to regular health insurance as a Cadillac is to a Kia. President Obama once described the levy as targeting “really fancy [health insurance] plans that end ... Read More
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