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Online Health Insurance Marketplace Participation

Posted on: May 30th, 2013 by JPAL No Comments

As October rapidly approaches, participation by health insurance companies within the various state online marketplaces is starting to come into focus. The Maryland Online Marketplace, better know as “Maryland Health Connection” Announced yesterday that 12 health insurers plan to offer plans via their exchange.  The list of participating plans include: Aetna, BEST Life & Health, […]

Harmomy with Medica and Fairview

Posted on: March 7th, 2012 by BlogAdmin No Comments

Minnesota health insurer Medica and Provider Fairvew have joined forces to offer a low-cost individual health insurance plan called Harmony with Medica and Fairview. The health plan will be available to Minnesota residents beginning April 1 — although this is no joke — and will feature premiums that are 10% less than a similar offering […]

Compass by HealthPartners

Posted on: November 11th, 2011 by BlogAdmin No Comments

Compass is a new individual health insurance plan offered by HealthPartners. Compass is unique because it offers a support program called Member Assistance Program – or MAP – which provides coverage for counseling for life’s difficult non-medical situations such as job stress, divorce, substance abuse for example. Stress and anxiety can worsen and potentially lead […]

UnitedHealth Group 2nd Quarter Results

Posted on: July 20th, 2010 by ymedina No Comments

Health insurance company, UnitedHealth Group reported a 31% increase in its second quarter net income according to the article “A Jump in Enrollment Helps UnitedHealth” by The Associated Press on the NY Times website.  The increase of enrollment has helped considerably and results are better than Wall Street expected. Total enrollment for UnitedHealth is up […]

Dean Health Plan Receives Recognition

Posted on: July 2nd, 2010 by ymedina No Comments

According to their website, Dean Health Plan has received the highest ranking in Member Satisfaction among health plans in the Minnesota-Wisconsin region for the 2nd year in a row.  This is from the JD Power and Associates 2010 US Member Health Insurance Plan Study released recently. This study, which is now in it’s 4th year, […]

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 […]

State Health Plans For Low Income Adults

Posted on: February 2nd, 2010 by JPAL No Comments

The struggling economy is causing significant issues for many states which provide health plans to assist low-income families.  Many states are being forced to pare back these health insurance programs at the worst possible time…when the number of unemployed Americans continue to rise and people need assistance the most. The methods by which various states […]

General Assistance Medical Care (GAMC)

Posted on: January 28th, 2010 by JPAL No Comments

The General Assistance Medical Care Program (GAMC) is a state funded health insurance program for low-income adults in Minnesota, who have no dependent adults, and who do not qualify for federal funded health insurance plans. Funding for the GAMC Program is slated to end on April 1, 2010 and all current membership will be automatically […]

Top Rated Health Plans in HeartLand

Posted on: June 30th, 2009 by BlogAdmin No Comments

J.D. Powers & Associates rated the top private health plans in the heartland states (Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota), and the results were as follows. Similar to many of the other 17 regions in the JD Power Survey, a Blue Cross Blue Shield health plan took top honors. Blue Cross Blue […]

Minnesota Health Insurance For Unemployed

Posted on: February 9th, 2009 by JPAL No Comments

In a recent press release, Medica has announced that they are launching a public information program to help Minnesota residents who have lost their jobs find affordable health insurance options.   Minnesota’s unemployment rate was 6.9% and growing as of the end of 2008.  In a nutshell, the objective of the program is to let Minnesota […]