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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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'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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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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Stop Health Insurance Rip-Offs

Stop Health Insurance Rip-Offs Small businesses in California have seen $ 250 million in health insurance rate hikes that regulators deemed unreasonable but were powerless to stop without the rate regulation in Prop. 45. Now health insurance companies are using $ 37 million of that … Full News here – Read more on Santa Barbara Independent

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Walmart Health Insurance Could Leave A Really Sick Worker Broke

Walmart Health Insurance Could Leave A Really Sick Worker Broke Walmart made news recently when it eliminated healthcare insurance for its temporary workers. Only 30,000 out of approximately 1.4 million U.S. employees were affected, according to the company, because only that many part-time workers were receiving … Full News here – Read more on Forbes

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30K Walmart Part-Timers to Lose Health Insurance

30K Walmart Part-Timers to Lose Health Insurance (Newser) – As of Jan. 1, Walmart will no longer offer 30,000 of its employees health insurance. Bloomberg notes that's about 2% of its workforce. The move comes as a reaction to the company's rising health care costs as far more of its employees and … Full News […]

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Pickett urges residents to weigh in on health insurance merger

Pickett urges residents to weigh in on health insurance merger TOWANDA – Rep. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) is encouraging residents who are customers of Highmark or Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania to let the state Insurance Department know about their support or concern of a pending … Full News here – Read more on Towanda Daily Review

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California Catholics challenge state health insurance abortion requirement

California Catholics challenge state health insurance abortion requirement California's Catholic leadership has filed a federal civil rights complaint over a state requirement that health insurance cover abortions. Photo by Tahc via Wikimedia Commons. California's Catholic leadership has filed a federal civil rights complaint … Full News here – Read more on 89.3 KPCC

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Health insurance costs to increase in "belt states" for 2015

Health insurance costs to increase in "belt states" for 2015 PricewaterhouseCoopers has fed the latest 2015 health insurance rate review filing data into its interactive health price map. The average 2015 premium for the 39 jurisdictions in the database behind the map will be $ 382, and the average increase will … Full News here […]

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