Tag Archives: Health care

UnitedHealth Group Says It May Quit Offering Coverage On Obamacare Exchanges

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From NPR News

UnitedHealth Group, the nation’s largest health insurance company, says it’s considering dropping out of the public exchanges that are an integral part of the Affordable Care Act, because it’s losing money on them.

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Confusion And High Costs Still Hamper Obamacare Enrollment

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Recording and mixing music are Vernon Thomas’ passions, but being CEO and producer of Mantree Records isn’t his day job.

He’s an HIV outreach worker for a county health department outside Newark, N.J. He took what was to be a full-time job in May because the gig came with health insurance — and he has HIV himself.

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Wellness Programs Add Financial Advice To Improve Employee Health

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Sheena Calliham is all too aware of statistics showing that millennials have less job security and more student debt than their parents.

“Student loan debt is a primary financial stressor and concern for my generation,” she says, “and we’ve also faced a challenging job market.”

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As Exchanges Open Enrollment Season, Consumers Ask More Insurance Questions

From NPR News

The open enrollment window for health insurance is open. As of Sunday, people could start shopping for coverage through the state and federal marketplaces. Naturally, when the options are on the table (or screen), questions pop up about how the buying process works and how to choose the best plan. Here are some recent questions and answers.

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Unhappy With Your Company’s Health Savings Account? Move It

From NPR News

When it comes to health savings accounts and the so-called Cadillac tax on expensive health plans, the questions just keep coming. And what do you do about adding grandchildren to a health plan? Let’s tackle that one, too.

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Could Delaying Retirement Be Great For Your Health?

From NPR News

He’s been at it for 45 years. Wake up before 2 a.m. Turn on the fryer. And have the glazed doughnuts and peanut-topped coffeecakes ready by 6 a.m.

Yup, Michael Doucleff Sr. is a baker and small-business owner in Alton, Ill.

At at age 70, he doesn’t show many signs of slowing down. He’s still working more than 40 hours a week, still carrying 50-pound bags of flour upstairs from the basement.

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Health Insurance Premiums Will Go Up In 2016, But By How Much?

An analysis shows the monthly premiums for many people with Obamacare policies will not much change in 2016. But the high increases of some policies are drawing fire.

Some health insurance companies are asking for big price increases next year, and that has again riled critics of the federal health care law. But early analysis shows those steep hikes may not affect the majority of consumers.

The numbers released last week came out of a June 1 deadline, under the Affordable Care Act, that requires insurance companies to tell government regulators when they’re requesting price hikes of more than 10 percent. Some officials opposed to the law, like Sen. Steve Daines, a Republican from Montana, decried the increases.

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