In a proposed rule issued Friday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services suggested several changes to the health insurance exchanges, including changing the sign-up period and automatic enrollment.
Insurers have increased premiums for the most popular plans sold on the health insurance exchanges after under-pricing the policies last year.
It's going to be a long time before insurers start seeing healthy consumers enroll in the health insurance exchanges, Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini said in an interview with CNBC.
Insurers already worried about the second enrollment period for health insurance exchanges received a piece of bad news--just 29 percent of consumers said they will shop for new coverage on health insurance exchanges, according to a recent poll from Morning Consult.
The new health law provision that will automatically enroll individuals in a plan unless they opt out is proving to be controversial. Many businesses say the "default option" could cause confusion among employees who suddenly find themselves in a plan they didn't sign up for and might not want, reports Kaiser Health News.