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2013 December - Health Insurance Chat

Health Insurance Chat


Entries for December, 2013

Millions Gaining Health Coverage Under Law

News from New York Times: Virginie Drujon-Kippelen for The New York Times William Hannah of Cleveland, Ga., will use his new coverage to see a specialist for lower back problems and numbness in his limbs. A tax subsidy puts his premium costs at $ 56 a month. WASHINGTON — Millions of Americans will begin receiving [...]

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Health insurance enrollment in Kentucky exceeds 116000

News from Lexington Herald Leader: Enrollment for health insurance through Kynect has exceeded 116,000, and state officials are urging people to be patient if they’ve signed up for private insurance but haven’t received their insurance cards. Dec. 23 was the deadline to be part of the first wave of health insurance coverage under the Affordable [...]

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Health-insurance sign-ups on US exchange top 1.1 million in initial enrollment …

News from Washington Post: More than 1.1 million Americans signed up for a health-care plan through the federal health insurance marketplace during its initial enrollment period, with more than 975,000 enrolling in December alone, the Obama administration announced Sunday. The new figures, which came as the administration reworked its computer system to extend the deadline for [...]

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White House: 1 million sign up for health insurance

News from Tbo.com: By JOSH LEDERMANThe Associated Press Published: December 29, 2013 HONOLULU – A December surge propelled health care sign-ups through the government’s rehabilitated website past the 1 million mark, the Obama administration said Sunday, reflecting new signs of life for the problem-plagued federal insurance exchange. Of the more than 1.1 million people now [...]

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Health insurance enrollees urged to make payments

News from Red Bluff Daily News: SACRAMENTO (AP) With its first major deadline in the past, California’s health insurance exchange is urging the thousands of people who enrolled for coverage to take the next step and pay for it. Premiums are due by Jan. 6 for policies starting in the new year. Those who missed [...]

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What happens if you don’t have health insurance by January 1, 2014?

News from Washington Times: WASHINGTON, December 27, 2013 — With all the attention given to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) recently, surprisingly few people know exactly what happens if they are not covered by January 1, 2014. Following are a few of the most frequently asked questions regarding penalties. What if I missed the deadline? [...]

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Even in Hawaii, Obama can’t escape troubled state health insurance exchanges

News from Fox News: By Doug McKelway Published December 26, 2013 FoxNews.com The president may be vacationing in a tropical paradise, but there’s no escaping the buffeting winds of troubled state health insurance exchanges, even in Hawaii. For openers, the botched roll out of the state exchange in Hawaii has hurt Democratic G……….. continues on [...]

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Obamacare: California extends grace period for health insurance sign-ups to …

News from San Jose Mercury News: Good news for Californians frustrated in their attempts to sign up for health insurance by Monday’s deadline: The state’s new health exchange has extended the grace period to Friday — and may stretch it beyond that — for thousands of people unable to get coverage because the website and [...]

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Sign-Up Period Extended Again for Health Plan

News from New York Times: Redirect Notice  The previous page is sending you to http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/25/us/politics/white-house-again-stretches-health-care-sign-up-deadline.html?hpw .  If you do not want to visit that page, you can Continue Reading … Related News: Workbook to Accompany Understanding Health Insurance: A Guide to Billing and Reimbursement, 11th EditionThe student workbook is design to help the user retain [...]

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Deadline Extended for Health Insurance Sign-Up

News from ABC News: The deadline to sign up for insurance on the government’s health care website arrived Tuesday, a day later than expected after the Obama administration granted those waiting until the last minute — or those tripped up by the site’s glitches — an extra day to enroll. The one-day grace period was [...]

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