A new poll finds that most people think Congress or states should act to restore health insurance subsidies if the Supreme Court decides later this year they are not permitted in states where the federal government is running the marketplace.
Long-term care insurance plans can be difficult to understand and families who use them are sometimes faced with navigating complex rules, all while caring for a loved one. Bradley Frigon with the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys says the insurance industry could do more to educate consumers about the long-term care policies. That way, people would be better equipped to make smart decisions about how to fund their long-term care.
Since 9/11, businesses have been able to insure themselves against terrorist attacks through the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act. But for the first time in 13 years, Congress ended a session without renewing its funding, due to opposition from Sen. Tom Coburn. Judy Woodruff sits down with Leigh Ann Pusey of the American Insurance Association for how the move will affect businesses nationwide. Continue reading
Fall is enrollment season for many people who get insurance through their workplace. Premium increases for 2015 plans are expected to be modest on average, but the shift toward higher out-of-pocket costs overall for consumers will continue as employers try to keep a lid on their costs and incorporate health law changes. Continue reading
Insurance exchange customers who opt for convenience by automatically renewing their coverage for 2015 are likely to receive dated and inaccurate financial aid amounts from the government, say industry officials, advocates and other experts. Continue reading
Some cancer patients and their insurers are seeing their bills for chemotherapy jump sharply, reflecting increased drug prices and hospitals’ push to buy oncologists’ practices and then bill at higher rates.
The health care law has opened up an unusual opportunity for some mothers-to-be to save on medical bills for childbirth. Continue reading
Health insurance companies are telling Congress that more than 80 percent of people who’ve signed up under the new health care law have gone on to pay their premiums. That’s in line with what individual insurers have said on earnings calls with analysts and elsewhere in recent weeks. Continue reading
LAREDO — For 12 hours a day, the waiting room at Dr. Gustavo Villarreal’s family practice is often packed with patients, people who will pay a flat $50 fee for the convenience — or necessity — of a walk-in, quick-turn … Continue reading
Offering a first glimpse of the health care needs of Americans who bought coverage through federal and state marketplaces, an analysis of the first two months of claims data shows the new enrollees are more likely to use expensive specialty … Continue reading