Tag Archives: HPA exchanges

Healthcare.gov getting better






After a disastrous start to the new individual marketplace, CMS is now reporting that the Healthcare.gov website is working better. During a Senate hearing Tuesday, Marilyn Tavenner, head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), reported that the … Continue reading






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Healthcare.gov: New Look, New Deadline






The Healthcare.gov individual marketplace website has gotten a subtle but important facelift. The smiling young lady who was previously featured on the site has been replaced by four circle icons representing the different ways someone can shop for and enroll in subsidized … Continue reading






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DOL Guidance on Defined Contribution






For years, employers have had the option of funding their employees’ health insurance premiums – including individual health insurance premiums – through an HRA, an IRC Section 125 cafeteria plan, or some other sort of tax-free employer payment plan. These … Continue reading






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Government shutdown could cause more bad info






Pretty much everyone in the insurance industry has spent much of the last three-and-a-half years frustrated at the incorrect, incomplete, or complete lack of information about the ACA provided by HHS, Treasury, and the DOL. Sure, they have a difficult … Continue reading






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Progress Report: the first week of open enrollment






Well, it’s been a week now – the new federal and state exchanges went live one week ago. So how are they doing? Nobody will be surprised to learn that the answer is “not great.” That’s right – the big … Continue reading






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Open Enrollment begins today! Are you ready?






HPA has been eagerly anticipating the opening of the state and federally run exchanges. Our pathways to tie into these exchanges have been discussed in our Industry Updates and other webinars for the past few months. We will attempt to … Continue reading






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Government Closes, Exchanges Open






And in other news… the new health insurance exchanges are open for business today. Who would have thought that on October 1st, 2013, the launch of the new health insurance marketplace would not be the top story of the day? … Continue reading






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COBRA participants – another lead source for brokers






In a recent Kaiser Health News article, produced in collaboration with the Chicago Tribune, staff writer Jay Hancock reports that employers could save billions of dollars next year by shifting COBRA participants to the new guaranteed-issue individual policies in the … Continue reading






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