Health Insurance Considerations for Recent College Grads

Congratulations on your graduation! One important step in setting yourself up for ongoing future success is to decide how to ensure you have adequate health insurance coverage once you are out of school. You have options to consider: Are you 26 or younger? One of the features of the Affordable Care Act (also known as… Read More

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The Month Ahead in Health Care Reform

With Memorial Day 2017 behind us, June is fast approaching. Here’s what to watch for in the coming month: Senate health care bill drafting – In the wake of the CBO report released in late May that predicts 23 million more uninsured people within a decade if the House plan as drafted were passed, the… Read More

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Removing a Barrier to Individual Coverage Enrollment

CMS announced last week that it would take a further step to help stabilize the market by eliminating the so-called “double redirect” process (click here for more on this from GetInsured last year:  Before Direct Enrollment Improves, QHP Sales Still Easier for 2017 | Array Health). What is the Double Redirect? The current process to… Read More

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Highlights from the Blue National Summit 2017

At this week’s Blue Cross Blue Shield National Summit, where Blues plans (along with their vendors/ partners) gather to learn from each other, the theme was “Navigating Change.” One of the keynote sessions featured former Governor and former Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney and former Senator Tom Daschle providing their perspectives on how to navigate proposed… Read More

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High-Risk Pools: The Past, Present, and Future

Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), insurers can’t raise individual premiums based on factors such as health status, gender, or previous medical claims. But some of the more recent discussions by Congressional Republicans have centered around the possibility of allowing states to request waivers for this portion of the law. To get such a waiver,… Read More

Know the signs of a stroke

Would you know if you were having a stroke?

Every 40 seconds in the United States, someone has a stroke, making it the third leading cause of the death in the U.S. Do you know the signs of stroke? Would you be able to help yourself or a loved one in the event of a stroke? May is Stroke Awareness Month, a time to… Read More

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Trouble sleeping? Try these tips for better sleep.

A bad night’s sleep can make the next day brutal. No one likes being tired. Just a quick look at energy drink and caffeine consumption in this country would support that. According to the National Center for Complementary and  Integrative Health, next to multivitamins, energy drinks are the most popular dietary supplement consumed by American… Read More

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Just what is a 1332 waiver under the Affordable Care Act?

As the Trump administration pushes for more flexibility and innovation at the state level, Section 1332 (State Innovation Waivers) of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is now uniquely relevant. The waivers, with a first potential initial effective date of January 1, 2017, enable each state to adapt ACA requirements for their residents’ specific needs. But… Read More

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Market stabilization update

Back in mid-February – which already seems like a long time ago – with newly appointed HHS secretary Tom Price only a few days into his new position, CMS released its first Trump-era notice of proposed rulemaking. Meant to shore up the individual insurance market while the longer-term fate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)… Read More

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