Open Enrollment

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Open enrollment: 4 facts insurers must know

With the federal healthcare marketplace open enrollment now upon us, many Americans still have some questions surrounding their healthcare options. Whether it's making signups easier for customers, helping them choose a plan or understanding the upgrades and remaining issues on Healthcare.gov, here's what insurers need to know the three-month open enrollment period.  

No official explanation for CO-OPs' struggles

Nearly half of the 23 consumer owned and operated plans have now announced they will shut down, and the Obama administration isn't providing much detail as to why, or what it plans to do to fix the CO-OP program.

ACA exchange plans popular among low-income customers eligible for subsidies

As the Obama administration gears up to encourage low-income individuals to get covered, a new report suggests that these consumers actually already are the most likely to purchase health plans through the Affordable Care Act marketplaces.

Open enrollment hurdles: Low consumer awareness, rising premiums

Though they are likely more seasoned this time around, those tasked with helping consumers navigate the Affordable Care Act exchanges must gear up for a new set of challenges when open enrollment begins this Sunday.

With open enrollment ahead, many consumers' subsidies still in peril

Though the government has tried to reach out to individuals who did not file proper tax returns, scores of people are still at risk of losing their health insurance subsidies because of this issue, the  New York Times  reports.

CMS outlines Healthcare.gov upgrades, braces for ACA open enrollment bumps

With open enrollment less than a week away, federal officials offered more details about the new upgrades to Healthcare.gov--though they also confirmed that the rollout one of such feature will be delayed.  

Last-minute bugs plague Healthcare.gov pre-enrollment tests

With open enrollment for the third year of the Affordable Care Act beginning in less than two weeks, both federal officials and insurance companies are struggling to solve some last-minute issues with new tools available on Healthcare.gov.

CMS to issue $67 million in health insurance exchange navigator grants

Marketplace navigator programs will get a $67 million boost from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services-- in time to ramp up outreach for the upcoming open enrollment period. 

Uninsured rate drops to 11.9 percent

The uninsured rate among Americans hit an all-time low of 11.9 percent for the first quarter of 2015,  according to a recent Gallup poll. The rate was 12.9 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014 and is down 5.2 percentage points since just prior to implementation of the Affordable Care Act in 2013.

Last call for consumers to purchase ACA coverage

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.