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Customers more satisfied where health plan competition is higher

Consumers were most satisifed with their health plans in markets where there was more competition, but they also favor having to make fewer choices when it comes to their health plan options, according to the J.D. Power 2016 Member Health Plan Study.  

Average ACA plan premium will rise 7.5 percent in 2016

Premium rates for "benchmark" Affordable Care Act health plans will rise an average of 7.5 percent next year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced.   

Kentucky CO-OP's demise not likely to be the last

When news broke that Kentucky Health Cooperative will stop selling policies at the end of the year, it was yet another sign that the prognosis for consumer-operated and-oriented health plans isn't encouraging.  

Audit cites lax security at beleaguered Maryland health insurance exchange

An audit of the Maryland health insurance exchange found, among the exchange's many problems, inadequate data security and control.

Affordable Care Act could take hit from new accounting rules

​The next major threat to the Affordable Care Act could come from an unlikely, and seemingly benign, source: New accounting recommendations for state and municipal employee pensions.

No excuse for poor consumer guidance on health insurance exchanges

The message from my relative caught me by surprise. It read: "Your article today hit a resounding tone for me. I didn't take advantage of my CSR plan last year, but I did for this...

Executive director leaves Get Covered Illinois

In what is just the latest of major changes at Get Covered Illinois, the organization's executive director has left her post.

Health insurance exchange customers more engaged, cost-conscious

The rise of public health insurance exchanges has ramped up Americans' engagement with their health plans, signaling an opportunity for insurers who are able to adapt to a more consumer-centric market.

Maryland exchange to get $45M from contractor

The company primarily responsible for operating Maryland's health insurance exchange has agreed to repay the state and federal government $45 million to settle claims that it mishandled its duties, the Maryland attorney general's office announced Tuesday.

Funding cuts hamper states' efforts to help customers navigate health insurance exchanges

Despite the Supreme Court's ruling to uphold a key provision of the Affordable Care Act, funding cuts have led some states to reduce their efforts to help people sign up for health insurance through either federal or state-based exchanges.