Posts Tagged ‘affordable care act’

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 […]

Health Insurance Exchanges Face IT Challenges

Posted on: August 1st, 2013 by SamTabes No Comments

The deadline for implementation of the health insurance exchanges is just around the corner and states are facing more IT issues than originally anticipated.  The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is mandating the exchanges be up and running by October 1, 2013 and plans should be ready to go by January 1, 2014. […]

Student Health Insurance Getting Better but More Expensive

Posted on: July 22nd, 2013 by SamTabes No Comments

An important part of the Affordable Care Act addresses the impact it will have on student health insurance and ways to improve coverage.  This of course comes at a cost.  The minimum annual benefits limit of student health insurance plans will increase to $500,000 for the 2013-2014 school year which is up significantly from $100,000 […]

Aetna Health Insurance Warns Customers of Rising Costs

Posted on: July 8th, 2013 by SamTabes No Comments

In an interesting move, Aetna health insurance recently sent a letter to their customers warning that health insurance costs in 2014 will likely be rising and put the blame specifically on health care reform.  According to the article on The Washington Times by Tom Howell Jr, news outlets are reporting that this letter recently went […]

Health Insurance Exchange Deadline Approaching Fast

Posted on: June 17th, 2013 by SamTabes No Comments

The deadline for states to implement the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance exchange requirement is less than four months away and there are still multiple states who are not on target to have the exchanges set up.  Some state governments are scrambling to get together exchanges and figure out exactly how they are going to […]

Will Your Individual Health Insurance Policy Be Cancelled?

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

With health care reform under way, some individuals may be surprised to learn that their individual health insurance plan has been cancelled because it does not meet the specific criteria set forth in the Affordable Care Act.  This goes against President Obama’s promise that if you like your current plan you can keep it and […]

Health Care Reform May Not Cover Weight Loss Surgery

Posted on: May 27th, 2013 by SamTabes No Comments

As weight loss surgery becomes more popular, more and more health insurance companies are covering procedures such as lap-band and bariatric surgery to help obese people lose weight.  Many insurers have found that the price of the procedure is cost effective since many of these individuals find themselves healthier after they lose weight and use […]

Health Insurance Marketplace Checklist

Posted on: May 8th, 2013 by JPAL No Comments

The Federal and State health insurance marketplaces that will begin enrolling individuals & families in health insurance plans beginning October of this year promise to provide more options than ever before.  However, it will likely not be an easy process if you are not prepared. There are a handful of things you should research or […]

Options If Your Health Insurance Application Is Denied

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

One of the main aspects of the health insurance industry has been the fact that they avoid giving coverage to the riskiest applicants, typically ones with pre-existing conditions.  While this makes business sense, it’s created a nation where millions of Americans struggle to find health insurance which can prevent them from falling into financial ruin. […]