Health Insurance

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius speaks during an event discussing the federal health care overhaul in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Obamacare trade-off: low premium, high deductible

WASHINGTON (AP) — You might be pleased with the low monthly premium for one of the new health insurance plans under President Barack Obama’s overhaul, but the added expense of copayments and deductibles could burn […]

09/25/2013

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The conversation continues over Obamacare

In just 8 days the new health insurance exchanges will begin accepting applications under the Affordable Care Act. With so little time left, you’d think people would have a clear understanding of what they have […]

09/23/2013

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Health care calculator

This tool will help you estimate approximate costs and government subsidies with personally tailored results and details on how insurance payments might vary.

09/20/2013

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Obamacare countdown and confusion

In just two weeks, millions of Americans will begin navigating the open enrollment process to obtain health insurance offered under the Affordable Care Act. It’s a process that is certain to be overwhelming for many, […]

09/17/2013

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Clearing up the confusion over Obamacare

The Obamacare health insurance marketplaces open in just three weeks. But a majority of Americans are still confused about how the Affordable Care Act is going to impact them. Penny and Phil spoke with Dr. […]

09/09/2013

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IBM moving some retirees off its health plan

(Undated) – IBM plans to move many retired workers off its health plan and give them money to buy coverage on a health-insurance exchange. The move is part of a corporate trend away from providing […]

09/07/2013

AP chart shows what health insurers are anticipated to charge in various states for coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

Health law coverage may track workplace cost shift

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s health care law appears to mirror a trend in job-based insurance, where employees are being nudged into cost-saving plans that require them to pay a bigger share of their […]

09/05/2013

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UPS to end health coverage for some spouses

DALLAS (AP) — United Parcel Service Inc. is ending health-insurance benefits for employees’ spouses who can get coverage elsewhere. It blames the change on the new health-care law. UPS estimates that 15,000 of 33,000 spouses […]

08/22/2013

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Survey: Health insurance costs outpace wage gains

Workers saw a modest rise in the average cost of employer-sponsored health insurance this year, but they’re probably not overwhelmed with relief. Coverage costs still are climbing faster than wages. That means, in many cases, […]

08/20/2013

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Obamacare is coming, and so are the scammers

As the debate rages over who benefits from the Affordable Care Act, one thing is becoming clear: The controversial program is a dream come true for con artists. Consumer experts warn that the program has […]

08/15/2013

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Study: Half who now buy own health plan to get aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — About half the people who now buy their own health insurance — and potentially would face higher premiums next year under President Barack Obama’s health care law — would qualify for federal […]

08/13/2013

California Health Insurance Exchange

California won’t use health insurer ratings on site

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The state’s consumer web site for health insurance coverage won’t post quality ratings alongside the monthly price for plans. The Los Angeles Times reports consumer groups are disappointed by the decision […]

08/10/2013

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