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Health Insurance Costs and the ACA: New Study Estimates Premiums and Enrollment

Debate about whether consumers will pay more for insurance under health reform has become political, with conservative organizations saying Obamacare will increase premiums and liberals saying it won't, at least not when you take into account taxpayer-funded subsidies for health coverage. In a new study, RAND Corporation joins the latter group. But concluding that consumers will pay less because of public...

Future of Health Insurance Industry: Public Programs, Consolidation, New Products, Opportunities

Health insurance in America has changed dramatically in the past few years, changes that will speed up once the Affordable Care Act (ACA) major provisions take effect in 2014. It’s easy to be sucked into the details of policy change, from payment reforms, to Accountable Care Organizations (ACO), to progress on the Health Insurance Exchanges (HIX), sometimes called marketplaces. Those...

Obamacare and Employers: 10 Pain Points for Employers Under the Affordable Care Act

Employers face a multitude of challenges under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  The ACA fundamentally changes the landscape for employer sponsored health insurance, forcing businesses to understand, navigate, and adapt to a quickly changing, highly complex, and still uncertain marketplace for health benefits.  To illustrate this, here are 10 pain points employers face in dealing with Obamacare: 1.  Explaining ACA...

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