Posts Tagged ‘obamacare’

Update on the Health Insurance Exchange Website

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

Many Americans are beyond frustrated with the poor quality of the HealthCare.gov website which is continuously crashing and running incredibly slow.  There is new information from the Washington Post saying that the government knew the website was not ready for roll-out back on October 1st, but they plowed through anyways.  This has left a bad […]

Florida Health Insurance Rates on Exchange 2014

Posted on: October 15th, 2013 by JPAL No Comments

The debate about health insurance premiums in the new Obamacare environment has been raging for more than a year.  When healthcare reform was simply a concept, the idea was that the health insurance consumer would enjoy lower health insurance premiums in the new marketplace environment due to a number of factors such as increased competition, […]

Ohio Exchange Health Insurance Rates

Posted on: October 11th, 2013 by JPAL No Comments

Much has been made of the health insurance rates available via online health exchanges (health insurance marketplaces) established by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) I  wrote  about it here back in August, specifically as it related to how Ohio health insurance rates in the new exchange environment compared to currently prevailing rates in the marketplace. […]

Obamacare Open Enrollment Window

Posted on: October 10th, 2013 by JPAL No Comments

One of the key facets of Obamacare is the individual mandate which requires that all Americans enroll in a qualified health plan (QHP) that includes a core set of essential health benefits that all plans must cover.  The mandate requires that by march 31st. 2014 all Americans must be enrolled in a health insurance plan […]

Federal Health Insurance Marketplace Open For Business — Kind Of

Posted on: October 1st, 2013 by JPAL No Comments

At 9:09 AM this morning I visited healthcare.gov to get my first glance that the functioning Federal Health Insurance Marketplace.   I received this message. and then this one… On some level this might be encouraging for CMS, because ind indicates that despite the fact that a recent survey by Kaiser Family Foundation showed that […]

Exchange Health Insurance Rates By State

Posted on: September 9th, 2013 by JPAL No Comments

Below are a list of links that provide information about the health insurance rates that will be available on online health insurance exchanges across the country. This list will be updates as additional states release their rates. Note:  some states do not plan on making their rates public until October 1st when the exchanges open […]

Are you exempt from the individual mandate?

Posted on: August 28th, 2013 by JPAL No Comments

One of the most important and controversial components of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), is the individual mandate, which requires that all Americans purchase health insurance that includes at least a minimum level of essential coverage requirements, or pay a penalty. According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), less than 2% of Americans are expected […]

Key Dates To Remember When Shopping Via Online Marketplaces

Posted on: August 15th, 2013 by JPAL No Comments

This is a short but sweet post to remind those who will be shopping for health insurance via online health insurance marketplaces of a few important dates to remember.  These dates should be accurate regardless of what state you live in or what marketplace you might be purchasing from —  assuming the state insurance marketplaces […]

Impact of Obamacare on Health Insurance Premiums

Posted on: August 5th, 2013 by JPAL No Comments

As states release their approved health insurance rates that will be available for those shopping for coverage beginning in October, you will begin to read many newspaper articles, and expert reports that analyze how these rates compare to rates previously available to shoppers of individual and family health insurance plans prior to the passage of […]

Ohio exchange health insurance rates released

Posted on: August 2nd, 2013 by JPAL No Comments

Ohio insurance regulators released the health insurance rates for individuals & families policies on the exchange in 2014.  The rates reflect a 41% increase in average premiums when compared to 2013 rates ($332.58 vs. $236).   This increase in avg. premiums was not unexpected, and is actually lower than what the Ohio Dept of Insurance […]