Posts Tagged ‘health insurance trends’

Health Insurance Premiums Up Four Percent

Posted on: August 20th, 2013 by SamTabes No Comments

The Kaiser Family Foundation has recently released a new survey showing that employer sponsored health insurance premiums are up about 4% from last year, averaging $16,352 a year for a family.  This is a relatively modest increase for two years in a row and this could mean that the intense health care inflation could be […]

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 […]

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 […]

Health Care Reform Causing Big Changes In 2013

Posted on: October 22nd, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

Even though President Obama’s health law doesn’t fully go into effect until 2014, the Affordable Care Act (AFA) is expecting to cause some big changes this coming year.  Health care reform has already influenced insurers to make big changes in 2012, and more changes are coming in 2013.  Many employers’ open enrollment period is upon […]

Medical Home Effort From Michelle Obama

Posted on: May 10th, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

POST SCRIPT UPDATE August 14, 2012 – First Lady Michelle Obama continues to work on her Urban Health Initiative through campaigning.  One key effort of the program includes the use of patient advocates who can make appointments for individuals who come to the emergency room for help.  If possible, they are making the appointments close […]

Florida Health Insurance Enrollment Down

Posted on: December 23rd, 2011 by ymedina No Comments

Florida health insurance has experienced another drop in enrollment for commercial policies according to the article “Health Insurance Coverage Continues to Drop in Florida” found on  Commercial policies include individual health insurance as well as small group policies.  This drop is unfortunate, but not too much of a surprise since economic times continue to […]

US Health Care Scorecard – 64 Out of 100

Posted on: October 24th, 2011 by ymedina No Comments

It’s no secret that the US has some work to do on health care systems and health insurance programs.  The article “US Scores 64 out of 100: Commonwealth Fund Commission National Health Care Scorecard” from the Medical News Today website, details the third national scorecard report completed by the Commonwealth Fund Commission on a High […]

Employer-Based Health Insurance May See Some Relief

Posted on: September 26th, 2011 by ymedina No Comments

POST SCRIPT UPDATE 10/25/2012 – Employer-sponsored health insurance continues to struggle as health insurance costs rise.  The relief they were hoping to feel is translating to higher costs for their employees as they decrease the amount they contribute to group plans.  This also goes for retiree health insurance.  Information from the Employee Benefits Research Institute […]

Health Insurance Quotes Rising With Health Care Costs

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

Millions of Americans rely on employer-based health insurance coverage, but this is at risk with rising health care costs.  In addition to this upset, rising health care costs would eventually cause health insurance quotes to increase across the board making individual health insurance more expensive for those seeking it outside of their employer.  It’s a […]

Do You Have Enough Health Insurance? Resources To Help Underinsured

Posted on: February 27th, 2009 by ymedina No Comments

If you have health insurance, either through an employer or one of the many individual health plans, it’s possible that you still don’t have enough coverage! Roxanne Patel Sheplavy exposes the new health trend in the February 2009 issue of Fitness magazine: more Americans than ever are underinsured. The Commonwealth Fund defines being “underinsured” as spending […]