Health insurance exchanges

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Exchange plans vary widely in pediatric coverage

Plans sold on health insurance exchanges include a wide array of "patchwork" pediatric coverage, while others don't cover services for children with special needs, according to a new study published this morning in the journal  Health Affairs.

Uninsured rate keeps falling with help from exchanges, data show

The number of uninsured Americans has decreased by more than 10 million people in one year, primarily because of the Affordable Care Act's health insurance exchanges and Medicaid expansion, according to a new analysis conducted by the Urban Institute.

White House addresses need to clarify abortion coverage rules

The Obama administration hopes to clarify rules regarding how health insurance exchanges cover elective abortion,  reports  Kaiser Health News.

Proposed HHS rule: New exchange sign-up period, auto-enrollment choices

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.

Open enrollment round two gets mostly positive rollout

The second open enrollment period for health insurance exchanges began Saturday with an overall smooth rollout, though some consumers reported challenges signing up and some states had to deal with unexpected glitches.

Some insurers aren't raising premiums next year, report finds

Insurers next year will be keeping premiums flat or even decreasing them in many parts of the country. In fact, consumers in just two states surveyed will see premium increases of 5 percent or more, according to a new study from the Urban Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Insurers launch marketing blitz to lure customers

Health insurers launched a marketing blitz to lure customers as the health insurance marketplaces reopen on Nov. 15,  The Wall Street Journal  reports.

How Aetna's acquisition of Bswift affects all insurers' business

Aetna's recent announcement that it's acquiring the private health insurance exchange company Bswift could have big implications for the health insurance industry as more insurers turn their focus on private exchanges, reported Health Data Management.

Aetna, UnitedHealth, WellPoint earnings: Business is growing

Things are good for the top three health insurers right now, at least financially speaking. Aetna, UnitedHealth and WellPoint all released third quarter reports that surpassed expectations and provided more evidence that the Affordable Care Act is generally good for business.

Uninsured consumers need help with literacy skills

Signing up for health insurance this upcoming enrollment period will be a huge challenge for many uninsured Americans because of low levels of health literacy and numeracy skills, according to a new report from the Urban Institute, which was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.