Federally-operated health insurance exchanges retained more enrollees from 2014 than state-run exchanges, while also signing up a higher percentage of new consumers this year compared to state-run marketplaces, according to a new analysis from Avalere Health.
The special enrollment period began Sunday for millions of Americans who did not yet purchase health coverage for 2015 and were hit with federal fines for not having insurance--but i t's unclear how many people know that they can take advantage of the opportunity.
A group of Democratic lawmakers want the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to create a special enrollment period allowing women to sign up for a plan sold on the federal health insurance exchange whenever they find out they're pregnant, The Hill reported.
Although insurers are still signing up new consumers for the current health insurance exchange enrollment period, they're starting to focus on next year's enrollment process to hopefully ward off major difficulties.
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.
As the next enrollment period for the health insurance exchanges opens in a few days, insurers are up against several obstacles as they attempt to sign up consumers, reported The Hill's Healthwatch.
With the 2015 health insurance exchange enrollment period comes a new round of potential problems that insurers should address before enrollment begins. To help prevent--or at least offset--members' price concerns and keep them from jumping ship, the authors shared several tips insurers can take before enrollment begins.
Some of the top names in the healthcare insurance industry expect a drive in competition among consumers in 2015, reports Forbes..
America's Health Insurance Plans CEO Karen Ignagni expects that insurers will sign up 13 million new consumers during the next health insurance exchange enrollment period. Yet to achieve this, she notes insurers must start their enrollment outreach early and the federal government needs to iron out the remaining kinks in the HealthCare.gov system, reported Vox.
Given the opposing opinions coming out of two separate court rulings regarding Affordable Care Act subsidies, there's bound to be confusion among consumers interested in signing up for coverage during the next enrollment period.