Posts for ACA Implementation

It’s a New Ballgame

As baseball season enters its homestretch, a new season is about to kick off in health care as open enrollment through Obamacare begins for the first time.

Essential Health Benefits: Where Are We Now?

It has been a long road for essential health benefits. With open enrollment just around the corner, it is important to revisit what standard benefits will be included in the packages and what to look out for.

Dog Days of the Summer NAIC meeting

While most of us are trying to enjoy the last few days of summer before a very busy fall of ACA implementation, insurance commissioners continued their work at the summer 2013 meeting of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

So You Want to Be a Navigator?

By now we know people will need information and assistance to find and enroll in the right health coverage for them under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Young Women: Time to Fall in Love with the ACA!

The Affordable Care Act (Obama’s health care reform law), has already been improving young women’s health while saving them and their families money for over three years.

Much Ado about Rates - Part II

A steady stream of news headlines about states’ new health insurance rates for plans under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have generated buzz and also caused some confusion.

Much Ado about Rates

Lately, we’ve seen a flood of states announcing new health insurance rates for plans under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). So what do they all mean? To start, the new rates are mainly for the individual market, for people who buy insurance on their own.

MLR in Action: A $749.00 Rebate for One MA Consumer

MLR (medical loss ratio) rebate checks are in the mail! We are already starting to hear stories from satisfied consumers whose insurance companies are required to issue rebates to their policyholders.

Healthy Teeth, Healthy Kids: Making Sure Families Can Afford Pediatric Dental Benefits Under the ACA

I always tell my kids, don’t forget to brush your teeth! As we gear up for open enrollment in October, that phrase takes on a whole new meaning: Don’t forget to buy your pediatric coverage.