Archive for the ‘health care reform’ Category

Update on the Health Insurance Exchange Website

Posted on: October 23rd, 2013 by SamTabes No Comments

Many Americans are beyond frustrated with the poor quality of the HealthCare.gov website which is continuously crashing and running incredibly slow.  There is new information from the Washington Post saying that the government knew the website was not ready for roll-out back on October 1st, but they plowed through anyways.  This has left a bad […]

Ohio Exchange Health Insurance Rates

Posted on: October 11th, 2013 by JPAL No Comments

Much has been made of the health insurance rates available via online health exchanges (health insurance marketplaces) established by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) I  wrote  about it here back in August, specifically as it related to how Ohio health insurance rates in the new exchange environment compared to currently prevailing rates in the marketplace. […]

Health Insurance Exchanges Open Tomorrow With Delays

Posted on: September 30th, 2013 by SamTabes No Comments

The health insurance exchanges are to open tomorrow, October 1, and there is a lot of anticipation behind how the online exchanges will pan out.  According to Yahoo! Finance, some state residents and small businesses will be unable to enroll in the online exchanges tomorrow due to technical difficulties.  This is causing a lot of […]

Health Care Reform and Cancer Patients

Posted on: September 26th, 2013 by SamTabes No Comments

There has been a lot of buzz in the media in the last few months about how health care reform will negatively affect cancer patients.  While there is some truth to this, it doesn’t seem to be the whole story.  Overall, it seems health care reform, put through by President Obama and his administration, will […]

Home Depot Sending Part-Time Workers to Health Insurance Exchanges

Posted on: September 20th, 2013 by SamTabes No Comments

More and more companies are taking their part-time employers off of their health insurance plans and advising them to shop for health insurance in the marketplace.  The health insurance exchanges aim to make shopping for competitive health insurance simple and streamlined but will it be affordable?  Home Depot is one of the recent employers pushing […]

You Can Now Purchase Your Health Insurance at the Mall

Posted on: September 12th, 2013 by SamTabes No Comments

More and more health insurance companies are turning to retail to sell their products since more individuals will be shopping around for policies in 2014.  Health insurers are drawn to the convenience shopping centers offer to individuals in the market for health insurance.  Since the Affordable Care Act is requiring most Americans to obtain health […]

Health Insurance Premiums Up Four Percent

Posted on: August 20th, 2013 by SamTabes No Comments

The Kaiser Family Foundation has recently released a new survey showing that employer sponsored health insurance premiums are up about 4% from last year, averaging $16,352 a year for a family.  This is a relatively modest increase for two years in a row and this could mean that the intense health care inflation could be […]

Impact of Obamacare on Health Insurance Premiums

Posted on: August 5th, 2013 by JPAL No Comments

As states release their approved health insurance rates that will be available for those shopping for coverage beginning in October, you will begin to read many newspaper articles, and expert reports that analyze how these rates compare to rates previously available to shoppers of individual and family health insurance plans prior to the passage of […]

Good Health Insurance Does Not Guarantee Good Health Care

Posted on: August 5th, 2013 by SamTabes No Comments

Health care reform is forcing the number of insured Americans to go up and with this the amount of people seeking health care will go up as well.  While states scramble to ensure there is enough planning in place to get everyone health insurance, the health care industry prepares for the potential of a lot […]

Ohio exchange health insurance rates released

Posted on: August 2nd, 2013 by JPAL No Comments

Ohio insurance regulators released the health insurance rates for individuals & families policies on the exchange in 2014.  The rates reflect a 41% increase in average premiums when compared to 2013 rates ($332.58 vs. $236).   This increase in avg. premiums was not unexpected, and is actually lower than what the Ohio Dept of Insurance […]