Questions Remain as Open Enrollment Ends

As of March 31, the six-month open enrollment period for consumers to purchase health insurance in the individual market has ended. Following a disastrous early launch in October and November 2013, the online Exchanges that serve as the face of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have been improved – recent figures indicate more than 7 million Americans have signed up for health insurance

Author: Michael Gomes

New CMS Rules Shine Light on ACA Implementation

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule and other guidance documents March 14, 2014, in a continued effort to implement the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Author: Michael Gomes

The End of Open Enrollment; No Delay for Individual Mandate Penalties

With March 31 less than two weeks away, Brokers, business owners, and individuals should be aware of what the end-of-month open enrollment deadline means for them. The end of open enrollment has consequences for those involved in the individual insurance market for both Exchange and off-Exchange products.

Author: Michael Gomes

Obama Administration Extends Another ACA Compliance Deadline: Health Plans Offered Two Year Extension to Meet Reform Coverage Requirements

The Obama administration announced Wednesday that it would allow some health plans that do not meet all Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements to continue offering non-compliant insurance for another two years. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the announcement, clarifying the new policy.

Author: Michael Gomes

New Report Sheds Light on Small Business Premiums as Open Enrollment Deadline Nears

A new report issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), released in late February, analyzes the effect the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is having on insurance rates for small employers. The report comes as the open enrollment deadline approaches – Americans have until the end of the month to enroll in a health insurance plan through an Exchange.

Author: Michael Gomes

New Medicare Advantage Cuts Announced

The Obama administration proposed new cuts to Medicare Advantage (MA) plans late last week.  The latest round of cutbacks has reignited the ongoing debate about the impact of these new payment reductions on the quality and scope of services.  

Author: Michael Gomes

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