Calling all small businesses with a Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Illinois plan through the Obamacare public health insurance exchange: Look out for an email this week informing you that the state's largest insurer is officially leaving the online marketplace.
The employer-sponsored health insurance market is stable, the Kaiser Family Foundation and Health Research & Educational Trust's latest employer health benefit survey found. Still, increased cost-sharing has left many employees unable to afford care.
The best healthcare providers don't need marketing tools to attract patients, because they have data. And no amount of marketing can fix bad quality.
The number of Americans without health insurance continued to fall in 2016, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Last year, 28.1 million people, or 8.8% of the U.S. population, were uninsured for the entire year, down from 29 million people, or 9.1% of the population in 2015.
Although insurers asked for a 17.7% increase, New York's Department of Financial Services approved a 14.6% bump as it factored in the potential loss of cost sharing–reduction payments that insurers use to cover out-of-pocket expenses for lower-income consumers.
The CBO projected that average premiums for individual coverage will rise around 15% next year, largely because of marketplace nervousness over whether President Donald Trump will block federal subsidies to insurers.