The biggest for-profit health insurers continue to benefit from a low utilization trend among consumers, as most reported better-than-expected second quarter earnings.
Struggling with high costs and lower-than-expected enrollment, state-based health insurance exchanges increasingly consider turning over their operations to the feds or partnering with other states.
If insurers change the plans they sell on health insurance exchanges too drastically, they could be shut out of the exchanges for five years, according to a new CMS memo.
If the U.S. Supreme Court rules against the Affordable Care Act later this month in the King v. Burwell case, there still may be hope for insurers to keep their members who need subsidies to afford coverage. That's because it might be easier than initially thought for states to create their own health insurance exchanges and save consumers' subsidies.
State officials held a secret 24-hour meeting in Chicago in early May to discuss their options should the Supreme Court decide federal subsidies only are allowed in states that established their own health insurance exchanges.
EHealth--the nation's largest online health insurance broker--suffered a financial blow from the launch of the Affordable Care Act's health insurance exchanges but sees Medicare Advantage growth as a way to rebound.
As several states have implemented their own version of Medicaid expansion, shifting Medicaid enrollees into health insurance exchange plans can boost consumers' access to healthcare and stimulate the marketplaces.
Although narrow network plans, which are commonly sold on the health insurance exchanges, offer far fewer hospitals and doctors for consumers to choose from, they still deliver similar or better quality care as other plans, according to a study published in Health Affairs.
More than 15 million people had an individual health plan as of last year, which was 4.8 million more people than 2013--a 46 percent increase, according to a new Kaiser Family Foundation analysis.
Insurers have included prominent cancer centers in their health insurance exchange plans more often than initially estimated, according to a new survey from Avalere Health.