Two-thirds of the federally funded co-ops created by the federal health law to sell health insurance to individuals and small employers have folded and those that remain are diversifying to stay alive.
It’s not clear yet if the full Senate or House will concur in the plan to cut funding for the State Health Insurance Assistance Program, which operates in all states and gives beneficiaries free advice on enrollment in drug and insurance plans, appealing coverage decisions and applying for financial subsidies.
In an attempt to get a pulse on the health insurance marketplace during year three of Affordable Care Act open enrollment, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services hosted Thursday a panel of speakers from private insurance companies like Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey and Select Health. Panelists discussed the challenges the payers have faced as well as strategies they’ve cultivated since the ACA went into effect.
In its ongoing effort to attract and retain enrollees, health insurance startup Oscar relies on technology and hands-on member engagement strategies, CEO Mario Schlosser writes a blog post for America’s Health Insurance Plans.
UnitedHealthcare, in an effort to cut its losses in the individual market, will only compete in three states’ Affordable Care Act marketplaces in 2017: New York, Nevada and Virginia, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.