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US says 115000 could lose Obamacare insurance over immigration

US says 115000 could lose Obamacare insurance over immigration
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration on Monday said 115,000 people in 36 states could lose their private health insurance under Obamacare after Sept. 30, because of unresolved data problems involving their citizenship or immigration …
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In just a year Obamacare goes from top Congress issue to barely mentioned
Was it really only a year ago that we were gearing up for the big unveil of Healthcare.gov where the uninsured could seamlessly go online and shop for health care as they would their vacation travel? It was last September when Republicans sparred with …
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In one year, Obamacare goes from top congressional issue to barely mentioned
With so many other issues at center stage this fall, the health-care law is simply not on voters' minds. Our colleague Aaron Blake noted this month that polls show voters are generally unhappy with the country's direction, but few cite Obamacare as the …
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Who really pays for health care? It might surprise you

Who really pays for health care? It might surprise you
Felue Chang, who is newly insured through the Affordable Care Act, receives a checkup from Peria Del Pino-White at the South Broward Community Health Services clinic on April 15 in Hollywood, Fla. / Joe Raedle/Getty Images … through taxes deducted …
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HHS Expected To Lift Blanket Medicare Ban On Sex-Reassignment Surgery Soon
Because Medicare guides many insurance industry decisions, eliminating the blanket ban on the procedure could have significant consequences in the private health insurance market for the transgender community, transgender rights advocates say.
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Enrolling in Medicare

Enrolling in Medicare is an easy and simple process. If a person regularly makes Social Security or Medicare payments or contributions, he or she is automatically qualified for Medicare coverage for hospitalization when he or she reaches the age of 65. Because of his or her previous contributions, this hospitalization benefit gained from enrolling in Medicare is of no cost to him or her. However, if not, a person will need to apply for a Medicare membership, and may need to pay a certain fee, depending on any previous records of contributions made.

There is also another benefit under Medicare which people may apply for. This is the one that covers

Array Health to Offer Private Health Insurance Exchange Solution Through AHIP Connect Program

Seattle, Wash. (PRWEB) April 10, 2014

Array Health, a provider of private insurance exchange technology, today announced its approval to participate in the AHIP Connect program.

AHIP Connect is an industry solution provider sourcing and independent evaluation program that helps AHIP’s health plan members choose companies to implement operational business solutions that reduce costs; increase efficiency, safety, and quality; and enhance the consumer experience.

As an AHIP Connect approved solutions provider, Array Health seeks to engage payers interested in launching branded private exchange solutions. Health plans can leverage the Array Spectrum™ private health insurance exchange platform to support end-to-end consumer engagement for marketing, selling, enrolling, managing, renewing and administering health and ancillary benefits for their large and small group, individual and retirement business segments.

Array Health delivers a world-class experience for consumers shopping for and enrolling in benefit programs. As employer and consumer needs continue to change, Array Health’s technology is designed to simplify and humanize the process of buying benefits. The Array SmartFit™ technology takes the consumer’s responses to simple behavioral statements indicating their preferences around financial risk, desired access to providers, prescription needs and more; it then uses proprietary algorithms to suggest plans that best map to each individual’s values based on the responses provided. In addition to simplifying the decision-making process, health plan details are presented in natural language, not insurance terms, further facilitating the shopping experience.

“Private health insurance exchanges represent a substantial opportunity in the new marketplace,” said Jonathan Rickert, CEO of Array Health. “As health plans are learning how to sell to consumers in this retail-focused world, our participation in AHIP Connect can help payers build and offer a superior and differentiated shopping and enrollment experience to attract new business and enhance existing relationships.”

“The market for health insurance continues to diversify, and payers are developing promising new products to reduce costs and improve outcomes,” said Charles Stellar, Executive Vice President of Professional Services at AHIP. “We look forward to exposing our health plan members to Array Health’s team of technology, retail and insurance industry experts as they consider new exchange options.”

About America’s Health Insurance Plans

America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) is the national trade association representing the health insurance industry. AHIP’s members provide health and supplemental benefits to more than 200 million Americans through employer-sponsored coverage, the individual insurance market, and public programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. AHIP advocates for public policies that expand access to affordable health care coverage to all Americans through a competitive marketplace that fosters choice, quality and innovation.

About Array Health

Array Health is a leading provider of private insurance exchange technology. Its cloud-based software platform enables health plans of any size to power their own branded online exchanges—a strategic channel that helps them compete and thrive in the post health-reform world. With its state-of-the-art member marketplace and support for defined contributions, insurers win and retain business by giving employers a way to control costs and members a better way to buy benefits. Array Health is a privately held company based in Seattle. To learn more, visit http://www.arrayhealth.com.