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2018 ACA Open Enrollment Totaled 8.82M Beneficiaries in Last Week

December 22, 2017 - Approximately 8.82 million beneficiaries enrolled in a health plan during the seven week 2018 ACA open enrollment period, which experienced surges in health plan purchasing activity during the final two weeks. The opening week of 2018 open enrollment was met with underwhelming activity as only 600,000 individuals nationwide signed up for a health plan on the federal health exchange. During...


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Emergency Response Devices Add Value to Medicare Advantage Plan

by Thomas Beaton

Anthem BlueCross BlueShield plans to add value onto consumer Medicare Advantage (MA) plans by offering personal emergency response systems (PERS) to beneficiaries, the payer announced in a series of press releases. MA beneficiaries in several...

ACA Open Enrollment Rate Expected to Drop Up to 13% in 2018

by Thomas Beaton

Analysts expect up to a 13 percent drop in open enrollment on the ACA marketplace exchange in 2018,  according to Standard and Poor’s Global (S&P Global). Only 10.1 million to 11.4 million individuals are expected in enroll in...

CMS Issues ACA Health Insurance Exchange Stabilization Rule

by Jesse Migneault

CMS  issued the final version of the 2018 Market Stabilization rule for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) health insurance exchange.   The rule focuses on stabilizing the individual and small group health insurance markets while lowering...

2017 ACA Open Enrollment Data Shows 12.2M Marketplace Signups

by Thomas Beaton

During the 2017 ACA Open Enrollment Period (OEP), more than 12.2 million healthcare consumers purchased or renewed insurance through Healthcare.gov or their local state exchanges, said CMS in a new data brief.   Marketplace consumers either...

Top 3 Predictions for Health Insurance Industry News in August

by Vera Gruessner

The future of the health insurance industry changes depending upon the regulatory challenges happening at a particular time as well as consumer interests and provider needs transforming the healthcare landscape in today’s transitioning...

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