Highlights state efforts to protect consumers from unreasonable increases in health insurance premiums, including examples from 12 states.
Today, we received two updates on health insurance premiums. The Kaiser Family Foundation’s annual survey on health insurance looked back at the premiums insurers charged businesses and families in 2011, while the Office of Personnel Management looked ahead to 2012 and provided some important insight into the premiums large employers are negotiating with insurers for the coming year.
You desperately want to change careers, but don’t want to risk it knowing you may lose your health insurance. You’ve thought about heading out on your own, but you know you couldn’t afford insurance for yourself or your employees, so you stay put.
This brief can help advocates think about whether a Basic Health program would work in their state; discusses problems Basic Health could address and key issues to consider.
Explains how the new state exchanges required by the Affordable Care Act will improve health coverage for state residents and small businesses.
This series explores multiple aspects of implementing health insurance exchanges, including obtaining funding, establishing good governance and oversight, and selecting plans.
This blog was originally written and posted by California Health Access.
The California Health Benefits Exchange Board held its first meeting today in Sacramento. The Board, staff, and nearly 100 stakeholders in the audience were well aware of the significance of the meeting, which represents the first official and concrete action toward expanding coverage and extending consumer protections to the 4 million Californians.
Discusses provisions in the Affordable Care Act that call for states to have one streamlined online application for all types of insurance and for premiums tax credits.
Explores the debate about whether navigators should be licensed as agents or brokers, explains how navigators are different from brokers and agents.