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Resource: Summary Of Health Care Benefits, Insurance Coverage & Uniform Glossary Of Terms

Resource: Summary Of Health Care Benefits, Insurance Coverage & Uniform Glossary Of Terms

Under the Affordable Care Act, health insurers and group health care plans will provide the 180 million Americans who have private insurance with clear, consistent and comparable information about their health care plan benefits and coverage. Specifically, the regulations will ensure consumers have access to two forms that will help them understand and evaluate their […]

Workers Have Few Options When Employer Health Insurance Plan Disappears

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Workers Have Few Options When Employer Health Insurance Plan Disappears

By MICHELLE ANDREWS, Kaiser Health News— For some people, the promise of employer-provided health insurance plan is reason enough to take a job or stay put in one. But unexpected events – a corporate bankruptcy or sale, for example – can undermine the security of on-the-job coverage and leave both employees and retirees with few affordable […]

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Health Insurers Get Ready For Insurance Exchanges, But Exchanges May Not Be Ready

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Health Insurers Get Ready For Insurance Exchanges, But Exchanges May Not Be Ready

By JAY HANCOCK, KHN Staff Writer— The attraction of the 2010 health care law for insurance companies is obvious: Millions of new customers and billions in new spending. Those dollars will flow through state exchanges, online marketplaces where customers can shop for insurance. “This is the largest expansion since the Medicare program in 1965,” said […]

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Branding Health Care Insurance Exchanges To Help Make The Sale

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Branding Health Care Insurance Exchanges To Help Make The Sale

By PAULINE BARTOLONE, CAPITAL PUBLIC RADIO– As states work to comply with the federal health care law, many are designing their insurance exchanges, where people will be able to shop for coverage. But just the word “exchange” sounds to many like off-putting government-speak, and some states are eager to come up with a more appealing […]

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Resource: Summary Of Health Care Benefits And Insurance Coverage And Uniform Glossary Of Terms

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Resource: Summary Of Health Care Benefits And Insurance Coverage And Uniform Glossary Of Terms

Under the Affordable Care Act, health insurers and group health plans will provide the 180 million Americans who have private insurance with clear, consistent and comparable information about their health care plan benefits and coverage. Specifically, the regulations will ensure consumers have access to two forms that will help them understand and evaluate their health […]

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Overhauling Medicare – Is A Competitive Health Care Model All It’s Cracked Up To Be? The Answer Isn’t Clear

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Overhauling Medicare – Is A Competitive Health Care Model All It’s Cracked Up To Be? The Answer Isn’t Clear

By JULIE APPLEBY and MARILYN WERBER SERAFINI, KHN Staff Writers– Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan says his proposal to overhaul Medicare would use market competition to tame costs in the government health program relied on by almost 50 million people. As models, he often cites the health program for federal employees – including members of Congress — and […]

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Health Care Benefits Optional But Not Expendable

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Health Care Benefits Optional But Not Expendable

From Workforce.com: Except for Social Security, workers’ compensation and a few state requirements, employers are free to choose whether to provide other benefits. With continually rising costs and the advent of health care reform, some companies are paring benefits. MetLife’s ninth annual Study of Employee Benefits Trends reveals that in the six months before March 2011, […]

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