Fewer residents signed up for coverage through Access Health CT, the state’s insurance exchange, during the enrollment period that ended in January than during previous year, officials said Thursday.
WASHINGTON — America’s Health Insurance Plans said Tuesday that President Donald Trump has continued to make a controversial Affordable Care Act payment to insurers that lowers out-of-pocket health care costs for low- and moderate-income Americans. ConnectiCare and Anthem say the fate of these payments will factor into their decision to continue participating in Access Health CT.
WASHINGTON — Despite reports to the contrary, President Donald Trump has not committed to making payments that insurers like Anthem say are needed for them to consider staying in Access Health CT and other state health insurance exchanges.
“Over the last five years Connecticut has been seen as a leader in the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, and I’m worried that we could be seen as the first marketplace not to have carriers in 2018,” Wadleigh said.
WASHINGTON — The nation’s health insurers, who are key to the survival of the Affordable Care Act, are asking the Trump administration to keep a program congressional Republicans have sued to eliminate. What the president, who predicted the ACA would “explode,” does about that and several other things will determine the ACA’s future health.
WASHINGTON — GOP plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act would affect individuals who’ve been purchasing their coverage on state exchanges or through the expansion of Medicaid the most, but some who receive their health care from their employers are also likely to be affected.
WASHINGTON — Aetna’s decision to abandon 11 state Affordable Care Act marketplaces combined with the shrinking participation of other insurers has prompted Washington advocates to look for new ways to strengthen state marketplaces like Connecticut’s Access Health CT. Republicans, meanwhile, have renewed their calls for the ACA’s repeal.
One week after the first pair of transition enrollment fairs drew just one attendee, Connecticut’s health insurance exchange announced Wednesday it plans to keep future fairs open for an additional hour and will consider scheduling new ones.
As many as 30,000 customers of the state’s health insurance exchange could lose their coverage or see a drop in the subsidies used to discount their premiums next month because they did not submit information needed to verify their eligibility.
In today’s Obamacare Q&A: How to switch exchange insurance plans, when February premiums are due, and what you need to do if you qualify for a plan with a $0 premium.
The deadline for ConnectiCare Benefits customers to pay their January premiums was Wednesday, but the company said Thursday that it will continue to accept payments through Jan. 20.
Twenty-one percent of the customers buying private coverage through Connecticut’s health insurance exchange are in the coveted 18-to-34 age brackets, and one member of the exchange’s board worries that it’s not higher.