Health Insurance

7:17am

Mon November 19, 2012
Health

Checking Insurance Ratings Can Save Your Life

Keeping blood pressure in check and under control is one of the most important ways to maintain health.
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Coloradans can now add another factor to choosing health insurance plans besides cost alone: Which one will do a better job of keeping you healthy?

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1:15pm

Thu November 15, 2012
Shots - Health News

Computer Issues May Complicate Launch Of Health Insurance Exchanges

Originally published on Thu November 15, 2012 1:34 pm

Problems with a computer system could delay work on health insurance exchanges.
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Online insurance markets set to begin selling health coverage to consumers next October may be hampered by software delays.

State regulators learned late last week that an electronic system most insurers will use to submit their policies for state and federal approvals won't be ready for testing next month, as originally planned. The lag is being blamed on the wait for several regulations from the Obama administration that are needed to update the software.

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7:35am

Tue November 13, 2012
Shots - Health News

High-Deductible Health Plans Can Cost Patients A Discount

Health insurance plans that require consumers to pay more in out-of-pocket medical expenses may have hidden costs.
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As workers consider their health insurance options this fall, chances are there's one on the open-enrollment menu with a deductible of more than a $1,000.

Coverage like that is often linked to a tax-advantaged financial savings account to pay for medical expenses that fall below the hefty deductible.

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1:34am

Tue November 13, 2012
Shots - Health News

Health Insurance Exchanges Explained

Originally published on Tue November 13, 2012 11:33 am

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam said last week the state could design its own health insurance exchange required under President Obama's health care law. But resistance in the Republican-controlled General Assembly may cause the state to hand that power off to the federal government.
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11:51am

Tue October 23, 2012
Shots - Health News

Insurers Revive Child-Only Policies, But Cost Is Still An Issue

Child-only policies can be critical to some families, including those where an employer doesn't offer dependent coverage.
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Health policies for kids are back, now that heath insurers who stopped selling them after the health care overhaul passed are reopening shop, according to a recent report from the Commonwealth Fund.

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