Health Insurance Roundup, May 18, 2016


2015 was the first year 90 percent of Americans had health insurance. Thanks, Obama. – Vox

Last year was the first year that more than 90 percent of Americans had health insurance, new federal data shows


Are employers dropping health insurance? – StarTribune.com

The federal Affordable Care Act includes penalties for large employers that don’t offer quality health insurance coverage. 


Consumers’ Choice closure may affect 2017 health insurance prices – Post and Courier

Health insurance customers in South Carolina may pay higher premiums next year because Consumers’ Choice Health Plan closed its doors in 2015. 


Health insurance companies request double-digit rate hikes | KIRO-TV

Health insurance companies that sell individual policies in Washington state want to increase their rates by an average of 13.5 percent in 2017. 


7 On Your Side reports why having health insurance is better than paying penalties for not having it | abc7news.com

Millions of Americans pay a penalty because they don’t have health insurance. Some feel the penalty is cheaper than the insurance, but 7 On Your Side reports why this is not a good idea. 


Nigeria: ‘States Key to Effective Health Insurance in Nigeria’ – allAfrica.com

Health insurance cannot work in the country without the involvement of states and local government areas, the Acting Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) , Mr Olufemi Akingbade has said. 


Hickenlooper signs health-insurance study bill – Denver Business Journal

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper set in motion a process Tuesday that could lead to the redefining of health-insurance rating in this state — and the possibility that Denver-area premiums could rise to subsidize sky-high costs in the mountain areas. 


Pay your health insurance premium through EMI | Business Standard News

Just like homes, cars and mobile phones, you can purchase health insurance through equated monthly installments (EMIs). Future Generali India Insurance and Reliance General Insurance have launched products that offer premium payment through EMI. It is a good option for those who would like a higher sum assured, but cannot afford to pay the premium at one go. 


How Health Insurance Reimbursement Works for Trucking Companies – Top 5 FAQs

As an owner of a small or growing trucking company, you want to provide the best health benefits to your employees and their families. And yet for many companies, traditional employer health insurance has become too expensive or simply does not meet the unique needs of a mobile and diverse workforce. As such, trucking companies nationwide are evaluating health insurance options including individual health insurance reimbursement benefits. 


Should You Get Health Insurance Abroad: How To Secure Your Safety Away From Home : News : TravelersToday

Is it necessary to get your Health Insurance when you travel? Yes, of course! It is essential to get your health insurance done before you travel. Every trip and every traveler are different, but one thing is universal that is choosing a travel insurance plan. 


AEA sues over teacher health insurance increase | State | annistonstar.com

Alabama’s largest organization for teachers filed suit Tuesday against the board that oversees teacher health insurance, claiming the board illegally met in secret before raising insurance rates. 

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