Posts Tagged ‘affordable health insurance’

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 […]

Low-Cost Options Through Health Care Reform: Studies Confirm

Posted on: September 6th, 2013 by SamTabes No Comments

Two separate studies have recently been released confirming what President Obama’s administration has been saying all along.  Health care reform will bring about more low-cost options for price conscious consumers.  The two private, independent studies from Kaiser Family Foundation and Avalere Health support the claim that health care reform will enable health insurers to offer […]

Small Business Health Insurance Costs Coming Down

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

Health care reform has many long term goals and one of those goals is to decrease health care costs over time, especially for small businesses.  Some of these intended effects are starting to take shape as the price for small business health insurance does seem to be coming down and the trend should continue. Washington […]

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 […]

Health Insurance Exchange Enrollment Affected by Customer Assistance Funds

Posted on: May 6th, 2013 by SamTabes No Comments

Some states are getting way more federal funds than others to put towards customer assistance which could ultimately affect how many people get properly enrolled in health insurance under the new exchanges.  Florida plans on spending about $6 million to reach about 4 million uninsured residents as they help them enroll for coverage in the […]

Discouraging Health Insurance Data From Recent Report

Posted on: December 26th, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

A recent Commonwealth Fund report from this week compares health insurance costs from 2003 to 2011 and the results are concerning since it recognizes a trend that could cause costs to soar out of control if something isn’t done sooner than later.  The Affordable Care Act has been put in place to help slow down […]

Defined Contribution Health Insurance On the Rise

Posted on: November 15th, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

More and more employers, including Sears Holdings Corp, and Darden Restaurants, are giving employees the opportunity to purchase their own health insurance by giving them a fixed amount of money and empowering individuals to shop around for the best health insurance quotes.  This approach is called defined contribution health insurance and is very different than […]

Health Care Costs Keeping Americans Away From Doctor

Posted on: October 2nd, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

America is facing a major crisis as health care costs continue to soar.  Even if President Obama’s health care reform does turn things around, it’s going to take years for all of the benefits to take hold of the nation fully.  Shannon Pettypiece’s article on BusinessWeek’s website talks about a recent survey of 800 people […]

Fall Health Insurance Open Enrollment Season Brings Higher Premiums

Posted on: September 27th, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

Fall is officially upon us and that means that the health insurance open enrollment is in full effect with many employers and health insurance companies.  This is when many consumers consider changing or upgrading their health insurance plan packages.  For 2012, many consumers will be disturbed to discover higher premiums as they shop around for […]