Monthly Archives: October 2015

Burwell says health care consumers should shop ’til they drop






Ok, so those weren’t her exact words, but HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell is quoted by CNBC as saying, “Our message to returning marketplace customers is simple: Shopping may save you money.”  How much money? About $500 per year for similar … Continue reading






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One more week ’til open enrollment!






In just six days, the third annual ACA Open Enrollment Period begins, and it should be pretty interesting. Here are a few things you need to know about open enrollment: 1. First, there should be a lot of movement this … Continue reading






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Closing Co-Ops Create Opportunity for Brokers






Nearly every day, we hear about another one of the ACA’s “Consumer Operated and Oriented Plans,” or co-ops, closing its doors. The headline of a recent article in the Daily Caller says it all: One-Third Of Obamacare Co-Ops Are Now … Continue reading






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Millions of Uninsured Individuals are Subsidy Eligible






The Kaiser Foundation has conducted a new analysis of the uninsured and found that about half of the 32.3 million Americans without health insurance are eligible for government assistance through premium tax credits, Medicaid, or CHIP. We’ve known for years … Continue reading






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One more way private exchanges give brokers more time to sell






For the past few years, HPA has said, again and again, that private exchanges help brokers maximize their time by letting someone else take care of the “second sale.” The first sale, of course, is convincing an employer or other … Continue reading






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Small Group Bill Passes Senate!






Boy, that was fast. On Tuesday, we reported that the H.R. 1624, the Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees (PACE) Act, had passed the House and was on its way to the Senate, where we said passage was a little less certain. … Continue reading






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