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White House: Government to Make Health Law Payments This Month

Associated Press (08/16/17) Alonso-Zaldivar, Ricardo A White House spokesperson anonymously says the federal government will make the August cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payment to insurers under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). “State...

Insurers, Regulators Voice Support of CSRs in Light of Latest Government Report

BestWire (08/16/17) Klimko, Frank Insurers and state regulators continue to offer support for the cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments under the Affordable Care Act, citing a Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report showing that premiums would...

Pay Attention When Investing in Annuities

Allentown Morning Call (PA) (08/16/17) Muschick, Paul When planning financial goals for retirement and other life events, consumers need to choose carefully where to invest and be aware of the pros and cons. In response to the rising number...

Iowa’s Only Remaining ACA Insurer Seeks 57 Percent Rate Hike

Des Moines Register (08/16/17) Clayworth, Jason Medica, the lone carrier selling individual health plans on Iowa’s Affordable Care Act exchange next year, proposed a revised rate increase of nearly 57 percent, up 13 percentage points than...

Labor Department Urges Overturn of Pro-Insurer Case Law

Bloomberg BNA (08/16/17) Wille, Jacklyn The Department of Labor (DOL) has told a federal appeals court that it should overturn an insurer-friendly decision that makes it harder for individuals to challenge benefit denials in court. Specifically,...

White House: Government to Make Health Law Payments This Month

Associated Press (08/16/17) Alonso-Zaldivar, Ricardo A White House spokesperson anonymously says the federal government will make the August cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payment to insurers under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). “State...

Neighbors ER: Market Saturation Forced Closure of College Station Location

KBTX (08/15/17) Miller, Whitney Neighbors Emergency Center has closed its free-standing emergency room in College Station, Texas, indicating that the local market is too saturated with such facilities. According to the Texas Department of Insurance,...

Three Companies Will Stay in N.H.’s Health Insurance Market

Concord Monitor (NH) (08/16/17) The New Hampshire health insurance marketplace will have three companies in 2018, after Anthem and Harvard Pilgrim confirmed on Aug. 16 that they will offer plans via the state’s exchange. Anthem covers...

Citizens’ Change OK’d: Use Our Contractors or Face $10,000 Water Coverage Cap

Sun-Sentinel (FL) (08/16/17) Hurtibise, Ron Florida insurance regulators have approved Citizens’ Property Insurance Corp.’s change for water damage claims. Policyholders of the state-run insurer of last resort will either have to...

Amid Uncertainty, State Delays Approval of 2018 Insurance Rates

Boston Globe (08/16/17) McCluskey, Priyanka Dayal Although health insurance rates for individuals and small businesses generally are made public in mid-August, the Massachusetts Division of Insurance announced on Aug. 16 that it would wait until...