Tag: Age Rating

Las Vegas Review-Journal: Health Reform Law “May Not Be So Affordable for Some Nevadans”

The Las Vegas Review-Journal has an article out today on the health reform law’s effect on premiums, finding “the Affordable Care Act may not be so affordable for some Nevadans.” Continue reading

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Health Affairs Blog Post: How the Health Reform Law Will Affect Premiums

A Health Affairs blog post looks at the reasons for premium changes under the health reform law. Continue reading

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Marketwatch: If Young Adults Choose Not to Purchase Coverage, Costs Rise for Everyone

What will happen to health insurance premiums if young, healthy individuals choose not to purchase health insurance coverage next year? Marketwatch examines this issue in an article out today, saying if young adults opt out, costs could rise for everyone. Continue reading

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New Analysis of How the ACA’s Coverage Expansion, New Benefits, and Market Reforms Impact Premiums

With increased attention on the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on health insurance premiums, a new report from Milliman, Inc. helps explain how the ACA’s coverage expansion, new benefits, and market reforms will impact individual market health insurance premiums in 2014. The report highlights how some provisions will increase premiums while others will make health care coverage more affordable for consumers. Continue reading

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New Video on Age Rating, Information on the Impact of ACA Market Reforms on Premiums

The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions held a hearing yesterday on the impact of the ACA’s guaranteed issue provision and new rating rules. Continue reading

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AHIP Statement on Age Rating

America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) President and CEO Karen Ignagni released the following statement in response to new rules released today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finalizing the age rating restrictions included in the health care reform law. Continue reading

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WSJ on the Health Reform Law’s Effect on Premiums

A column in the Wall Street Journal looks at the effect the health reform law will have on premiums. Continue reading

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Idaho Statesman: “[Some] Idahoans Could Pay Much More for Health Insurance Next Year”

An article in the Idaho Statesman finds that some “…Idahoans could pay much more for health insurance next year, in part because of new federal rules that affect how much insurers can charge people based on age for coverage they buy on their own for themselves and their families.” Continue reading

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Miami Herald: “[Age Rating] Will Mean Huge Increases in the Policies of Younger Persons”

The Miami Herald reports on the Business of Healthcare Post-Election conference that took place at the University of Miami last week. Continue reading

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Dayton Daily News: Young and Healthy Will Likely Pay Higher Premiums Due to Age Rating

An article in the Dayton Daily News finds an “irony of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is that if you’re young and healthy, [you're] likely to end up paying higher premiums for individual health insurance than someone who is old and frail or with high-cost medical conditions.” Continue reading

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