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Blue Cross to reveal 2015 health insurance rates

Blue Cross to reveal 2015 health insurance rates Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina on Wednesday is expected to unveil prices for coverage in the individual market. That includes policies purchased on the federally run health care marketplace, coverage that doesn't conform to the Affordable … Full News here – Read more on WNCN

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Branstad floats idea for changes to government workers' health insurance

Branstad floats idea for changes to government workers' health insurance Terry Branstad is "dreaming of an idea" for changing the way state and local governments contract for employees' health insurance, but said he's not committed to any specific approach or proposal. Branstad, a Republican seeking re-election this year to … Full News here – Read […]

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No vote on retiree health benefits

No vote on retiree health benefits After some discussion, Macon-Bibb commissioners tabled a decision that could up the cost and shrink the scope of health benefits for county retirees. Like for Nan Cleveland, a retired senior lieutenant, who's no newcomer to Bibb County. "I was here … Full News here – Read more on 13WMAZ

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Lafayette trims budget thanks to health insurance news

Lafayette trims budget thanks to health insurance news LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Lafayette plans to cut its budget by another half-million dollars after the final health insurance numbers recently came back better than in previous years. During a budget workshop Monday afternoon, Mayor Tony Roswarski … Full News here – Read more on wlfi.com

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High-deductible insurance plans can carry large out-of-pocket costs

High-deductible insurance plans can carry large out-of-pocket costs As the 2015 health insurance enrollment season begins, Seng's story highlights a growing challenge. To cut monthly premium costs, more people are choosing high-deductible plans, gambling that they can stay healthy. More employers are pushing that … Full News here – Read more on Charlotte Observer

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Fábregas: Seniors, beware of Highmark's $0 health insurance pitch

Fábregas: Seniors, beware of Highmark's health insurance pitch People who use Medicare, the health insurance plan for Americans 65 and older, were not affected because the skirmish involved Highmark's commercial contract with UPMC. It ends in December, which means most Highmark customers won't have access to … Full News here – Read more on Tribune-Review

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Yes on Prop 45: Rate regulation needed

Yes on Prop 45: Rate regulation needed Editor's Note: Depending on who is talking, Proposition 45 threatens California's health care reform efforts or provides meaningful rate regulation. While proponents say it would make the rate-setting process more transparent, critics contend it would … Full News here – Read more on U-T San Diego

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New report cards grade health plans, doctor groups

New report cards grade health plans, doctor groups When it comes to specific conditions, Kaiser got four stars in everything except behavioral and mental health care, where it got three. Anthem Blue Cross got two stars in asthma, maternity and nd behavioral and mental health care. Blue Shield got one … Full News here – […]

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'Navigators' to host Nov. 1 health insurance fairs

'Navigators' to host Nov. 1 health insurance fairs If you purchased your current health insurance through NY State of Health: The Official Health Plan Marketplace, or if you plan such a purchase for 2015, this announcement's for you. Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and The Dale Association will … Full News here – Read more […]

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Health Insurance Enrollment Campaign Comes To Berkshires

Health Insurance Enrollment Campaign Comes To Berkshires The director of the Massachusetts Health Connector, the state's online health insurance marketplace, met with Berkshire healthcare agencies Thursday ahead of the upcoming open enrollment period. The gathering at Berkshire Medical Center's cancer … Full News here – Read more on WAMC

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It's Time to Think about Your Health Insurance Coverage

It's Time to Think about Your Health Insurance Coverage If you are not on Medicare and need health insurance, November 15 through February 15 is the open enrollment period for the Health Insurance Marketplace at www.HealthCare.gov. If you need to enroll in a plan, or review your current plan and options … Full News here […]

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Premium spikes catch up with small businesses

Premium spikes catch up with small businesses Debbie Avery was both startled and dismayed when she learned how much the cost of her group health insurance could jump later this year. To stick with the current plan, Stone & Johnson Dental Group in Edina faces a premium increase of 28 percent. Full News here – […]

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10 States Where Health Insurance Monopolies Likely Drive Higher Premiums

10 States Where Health Insurance Monopolies Likely Drive Higher Premiums NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Just one month out from Obamacare open enrollment Round Two and health insurance is once again climbing to top-of-the-mind awareness. Government officials are promising faster enrollment on HealthCare.gov, mobile device … Full News here – Read more on MainStreet

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Know Your Candidate: Greg Abbott on health insurance

Know Your Candidate: Greg Abbott on health insurance If elected, Abbott says he wants to help support the medical profession, saying in 2012 Texas ranked almost dead last in the nation on the number of primary care physicians. He also wants to look at expanding access for mental and behavioral health, … Full News here – […]

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Poll: Many people with health insurance struggle with medical bills

Poll: Many people with health insurance struggle with medical bills WASHINGTON – Having health insurance is no panacea for high medical costs. Overall, 1 in 4 privately insured U.S. adults say they don't have much confidence in their ability to pay for a major, unexpected medical expense. A new poll from The Associated … Full News […]

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