Posts Tagged ‘health insurance companies’

Health Insurance Ratings On Exchange Websites

Posted on: August 13th, 2013 by SamTabes No Comments

It makes sense that a website designed to make shopping for health insurance easier would have a comprehensive list of health insurance companies and their respective ratings.  It makes sense for the consumer and gives the competitive insurers more reason to become better and attract more customers.  Much to the dismay of some California residents, […]

U.S. Boosting Medicare Advantage Payments

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

Earlier this month, the Obama administration scrapped plans to cut by 2.2% the rates paid to health insurance companies that are taking part in the Medicare Advantage program.  There were many people who opposed the cuts including over 100 members of Congress and the health insurance companies themselves.  Insurers put together a convincing campaign to […]

Health Insurance Plans Not Offering Tobacco Cessation Treatments

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

Many health insurance plans throughout the nation are not openly offering the required tobacco cessation treatments designed to help individuals quit smoking which was recently mandated through the Affordable Care Act.  The study completed by Georgetown University was for the Campaign for Tabacoo-Free kids is concerning and the authors are recommending that federal and state […]

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 […]

Government and Insurers Fighting Against Health Care Fraud

Posted on: July 30th, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

President Obama and his administration are stepping up their fight against health care fraud in an effort to save Americans billions of dollars.  They announced last week that they are sharing new data and investigative know-how on a scale we have not seen before to shut off as many questionable payments as possible.  Health care […]

Individual Health Insurance Impacted Heavily by ACA

Posted on: July 12th, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) will end up impacting many facets of the health insurance industry, but individual health insurance policies will feel some of the biggest changes according to Debra A. Donahue’s article on  Through the ACA, the law requires that states establish Health Benefit Exchanges.  The Congressional Budget Office estimates that by […]

Sofi Insurance Offering More Health Insurance Options

Posted on: April 13th, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

Sofi Insurance, a health insurance company out of California, is trying to give residents more options when it comes to finding health insurance policies.  Sofi is looking to revolutionize the buying process through an entire new process.  Their rate and coverage comparison system aims to put the power back into the laps of consumers so […]

Health Care Reform Implementation in 2012

Posted on: January 23rd, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

It’s been about two years since President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act and got America’s health care reform underway.  A lot has taken place, despite a good amount of opposition and resistance.  At this point, 47 states are part of the new premium rate review system where insurance companies need to justify the rationale […]

Humana Promotes Healthy Living to Save Money

Posted on: December 19th, 2011 by ymedina No Comments

A growing trend among health insurance companies is rewarding customers for living healthy.  With better health, insurers are hoping you will be less likely to file a claim and therefore be a more profitable customer overall.  Humana has taken it a step further and is offering a full blown program focused on rewarding customers for […]