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Humana retools strategy for selling ACA plans in Georgia

Humana hopes the third year of open enrollment is the charm in Georgia, where a flood of enrollees has proven costly to the insurer.

Covered California latest state exchange to face financial uncertainty

Add Covered California to the growing list of state insurance exchange facing financial difficulties in the first year that Affordable Care Act exchanges are supposed to be self-sufficient.

Individual market grew 46 percent in ACA's first year

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.

Private exchange CEO: 'People tend to find what they want'

Growing private insurance exchange enrollment shows that employers want to offer a variety of individual plans to a diverse set of would-be enrollees, according to Ron Goldstein, CEO of California-based private exchange Choice Administrators.

Insurance startups Gravie, SimplyInsured close on funding

The good news for health insurance startups continues. One day after  Oscar Insurance announced $145 million in funding, Gravie and SimplyInsured--two startups that aim to help consumers and small businesses find and administer health plans--also announced investments.

ACA shifts health insurance questions from affordability to access to care

By expanding access to health insurance, the Affordable Care Act has shifted consumers' questions about coverage from affordability to access, according to a new  report from Georgetown University's Center on Health Insurance Reforms.

Latest Aetna marketing campaign targets LGBT community

Aetna is using mobile apps, print ads and its new "Diversity & Inclusion"  website to help current and prospective lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender customers find insurance products and healthcare providers that fit their needs.

ACA enrollees sicker than noncompliant counterparts

People who purchased coverage under the Affordable Care Act say they have worse health than those who bought individual plans outside of exchanges or still hold plans that don't comply with the law, according to a new survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Hospitals fight back against provider network exclusions

Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.H., one of 10 hospitals ousted from Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield's provider network for individual health plans, is fighting to rejoin the ranks of participating providers. This case is the latest volley in an ongoing debate about the trend of payers restricting networks to providers that accept lower rates in return for high patient volumes. 

Most individual plans missing reform's essential benefits

Most of the individual health plans that insurers sell don't meet reform law standards that go into effect next year, according to a study published in the journal Health Affairs.