Discusses the consumer protections that marketplaces should consider implementing if marketplaces allow web brokers to enroll consumers in marketplace plans and financial assistance.
Shows how, under the Affordable Care Act, only 0.6 percent of Americans under age 65 will be at risk of losing their current individual market plan and will not be income-eligible for financial assistance with new insurance.
This new infographic and accompanying report offers a new perspective on the public debate around recipients of private, individual (non-group) insurance whose health plans are being terminated and who fear they may need to pay more for new coverage.
Low- and Middle-Income Americans Will Receive Tax Credits to Help Pay for Health Insurance. Starting in 2014, Americans earning up to four times the federal poverty level (currently $47,100 for an individual and $94,200 for a family of four*) will be eligible for premium tax credits to help them buy health coverage in insurance marketplaces (also known as “exchanges”).
To find out if you may be eligible to receive help paying for health insurance premiums, answer these questions for each person in your family.
Estimates that more than 25.7 million Americans will get help paying for health coverage in the health insurance marketplaces .
How many people will be eligible for a health insurance premium tax credit?
Outlines five key elements of consumer-friendly health insurance marketplaces (also known as exchanges) offers tips for making sure plans sold in those marketplaces meet consumers' needs .
Learn how the Affordable Care Act creates opportunities for states to design and test new models of health care delivery, which can lead to better health and reduced spending.
Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a report showing that 6.8 million Americans have saved an estimated $1.2 billion on health insurance premiums in the individual and small group markets in 2012 thanks to the rate review provision of the Affordable Care Act. This provision requires insurers to justify any premium increases of 10 percent or more and provides funding to enhance state processes for reviewing proposed rate increases. This enhanced oversight has resulted in real savings for consumers.