Tag Archives: ACA

Obamacare survives debt deal






If you’ve been holding your breath and hoping that the government shutdown and debt ceiling negotiations would lead to the defunding or postponement of the Affordable Care Act, now’s the time to stop. In a rare act of bipartisanship, Senate … Continue reading






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Spanish videos help explain health reform






The Affordable Care Act is hard enough to explain in English – it seems that almost nobody understands how the law will truly impact them and their families. So how in the world can agents communicate the changes to their … Continue reading






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An opportunity for agents who sell Medicare products






Agents who specialize in Medicare Supplement, Medicare Advantage, and Medicare Part D products have a unique opportunity under the Affordable Care Act. While thousands of group brokers nationwide are struggling to figure out how to sell individual products, agents who … 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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SHOP exchange enrollment delayed






We’ve said all along that the individual exchange would be popular and the SHOP exchange would crash and burn. Today we got even more evidence of that – the online enrollment for the SHOP exchange has been delayed until “sometime … 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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