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2014 August - Health Insurance Chat

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Entries for August, 2014

Get Ready for Health-Insurance Enrollment

News from Wall Street Journal: Updated Aug. 30, 2014 8:20 p.m. ET If you get health insurance through your workplace, you’ll probably have a chance this fall to make important decisions about your coverage and costs. Because many corporate health plans hold their annual open-enrollment periods in October and November, many employees can expect to [...]

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What’s Up With Health Insurance Premiums -

News from Besides Politics? – Forbes: Health insurers have begun notifying policyholders of their (in the large majority of cases) premium increases.  That has led to a public debate about the size of those increases and Obamacare’s culpability for them. The problem is that multiple factors, both health care-related and political, are affecting those premium [...]

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Changes in UCSB Health Insurance

News from Daily Nexus: Adjustments to the Gaucho Insurance decreased the maximum mile radius to 30, leaving more students ineligible for the waiver Students with health insurance providers outside of a 30-mile radius around Student Health are now ineligible to waive Gaucho Health Insurance according to policy changes made earlier this year.The Gaucho Health Insurance [...]

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How to Get Health Insurance Outside the Open Enrollment Window

News from Fox Business: The first open enrollment season of the Affordable Care Act has come and gone and the next one doesn’t start until Nov. 15, but that doesn’t mean uninsured individuals can’t get coverage until then. “Under the Affordable Care Act, people who experience certain life changes may be eligible to enroll in [...]

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Why More, Not Fewer, People Might Start Getting Health Insurance Through Work – New York Times

News from Why More, Not Fewer, People Might Start Getting Health Insurance Through Work – New York Times: HTTP/1.1 302 Found Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:56:51 GMT Server: Apache Set-Cookie: NYT-S=deleted; expires=Thu, 01-Jan-1970 00:00:01 GMT; path=/; domain=www.stg.nytimes.com Set-Cookie: NYT-S=0Mwnp9ueyi5O3DXrmvxADeHLFhqy.H4tjMdeFz9JchiAIUFL2BEX5FWcV.Ynx4rkFI; expires=Sun, 21-Sep-2014 16:56:51 GMT; path=/; domain=.nytimes.com Location: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/21/upshot/why-more-not-fewer-people-might-start-getting-health-insurance-through-work.html?_r=0 Content-Length: 0 nnCoection: close Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8 [...]

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Georgia teacher group says health insurance will skyrocket for many

News from Atlanta Journal Constitution: Insurance premiums for many of the 650,000 teachers, state employees, retirees and their dependents on the State Health Benefit Plan could skyrocket next year, according to a new analysis by a teacher group. That’s contrary to what the Department of Community Health said last week when it approved expanded coverage [...]

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5 reasons health insurance didn’t pay your bill

News from WZZM: Kevin Flynn, NerdWallet 10:53 a.m. EDT August 17, 2014 Insurance agent Jo Ann Charron, left, talks with her administrative assistant Enedelia Morales during a meeting about details on a client’s insurance coverage at the Benefits Dallas offices.(Photo: LM Otero, AP) 173 Continue Reading … Related News: “You Had Me At Health Insurance” [...]

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Health Coverage to End Without Proof of Citizenship or Legal Residency

News from Wall Street Journal: Due to recent suspicious activity from your computer, we have blocked your access to http://online.wsj.com. After completing the captcha below, you will immediately regain access to http://online.wsj.com, however you may receive further captchas if further suspicious behavior is detected. ……….. continues on Wall Street Journal. Continue Reading … Related News: [...]

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3 Health Insurance Stocks Poised to Surge

News from Investorplace.com: For the past year, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), popularly known as Obamacare, has been a roller-coaster ride for insurers, providers, consumers and even federal and state governments. Although health insurance companies haven’t made much money this year, many are looking ahead to 2015, when rate increases and expansion into other state [...]

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About 400000 in Mass. must seek new health plan

News from Boston Globe: By Felice J. Freyer  | Globe staff   August 15, 2014 Nearly 400,000 people in Massachusetts will need to reapply for health insurance before the end of the year, and many of them probably do not even know it. They are people who do not have employer-sponsored health insurance and who instead [...]

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