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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 […]

Top Indiana Health Insurance Companies

Posted on: May 3rd, 2011 by JPAL No Comments

The top ten health insurance companies in Indiana, ranked by market share are listed below.  The market share is provided by the National Association of Insurance (NAIC).  These rankings do not in any way measure customer satisfaction, claims handling, or other quality measures. Largest Indiana Health Insurance Companies Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield United HealthCare […]

Health Insurance Rates Vary for Elective Surgery

Posted on: February 25th, 2011 by ymedina No Comments

You may be surprised to hear that elective surgery in the United States varies greatly based on where you live, and which doctors they are seeing according to the article “When it Comes to Elective Surgery, Where You Live Matters” on Kaiser Health News.  A recent study from Reuters finds a large regional variation in […]

Cheaper Alternative to COBRA

Posted on: February 8th, 2010 by JPAL No Comments

For many American families, COBRA coverage is still too expensive even with the current COBRA subsidy which is temporarily in place.  The COBRA subsidy program pays 65% of the monthly premiums for up to 15 months, but still can require a substantial monthly expense, as the average family of four still pays on average $389 […]

Healthy Indiana Plan: A State Sponsored Program

Posted on: December 3rd, 2009 by BlogAdmin No Comments

The state sponsored program Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) is currently providing health insurance to more than 46,000 low income Indiana residents.  It has been recently been announced that 5,000 enrollment slots have been opened up to childless adults due to attrition among members of the program. To be eligible for the program applicants: can’t earn […]

Health Insurance For Children Expanded

Posted on: August 6th, 2009 by JPAL No Comments

Despite the fiscal crisis being experienced nationwide, 14 states found money this year to increase health insurance coverage for an additional 250,000 children nationwide. The states took advantage of $33 Million that was appropriated by Congress when it reauthorized the Children’s health insurance program (CHIP) back in February. the 14 states that are expanding their […]

Health Insurance For Low Income Families

Posted on: July 13th, 2009 by JPAL No Comments

Many states have state sponsored health insurance plans that are designed for “the working uninsured”.  Generally the monthly premiums of these plans are subsidized by the state and in order to qualify, applicants must have household income levels that don’t exceed 200% of federal poverty level, and being a resident of the state.  Each state […]

Indiana Children Without Health Insurance

Posted on: November 24th, 2008 by JPAL No Comments

A recent research report has shown that the number of uninsured children in Indiana has decreased from 162,000 to 131,000.   In addition, the number of uninsured could go down even lower as of the 8% of Indiana children that go without health insurance coverage, about 48% are eligible for Hoosier Healthwise, Indiana’s state sponsored health […]

Top Indiana Health Plans

Posted on: November 13th, 2008 by JPAL No Comments

2008 was the fourth year that US News and World Report, released their annual ranking of commercial health insurance plans.  The results are in, and the following list is how US News and World Report ranks the top Indiana health insurance plans. CIGNA Healthcare of Ohio – was the top rated health plan in Indiana, […]