Originally published on Fri August 30, 2013 1:26 pm
The Obama administration said Wednesday that it is moving ahead with a rule that would requiring health plans to accommodate households that don't have traditional bank accounts.
One in four of the uninsured people eligible for federal insurance subsidies doesn't have a bank account, according to a report released earlier this year by the tax preparation firm Jackson Hewitt. The report dubbed people without connections to traditional financial institutions the "unbanked."
As thousands of Coloradans prepare to sign up for healthcare coverage using the state’s new insurance marketplace, one organization is rolling out a new high-tech tool to help them navigate the new system.