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New study cites low inflation for health care premiums

May 15, 2013  /  Premium Increases

A new analysis from HealthPocket Inc. shows that health insurance premiums have remained steady in the lead up to the implementation of highly anticipated mandatory insurance coverage provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). via BizTimes.com (Milwaukee)

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Who will pay more under Obamacare? Young men

May 14, 2013  /  Premium Increases

Currently insurers can charge premiums based on gender. Men usually pay less than women, since they typically visit the doctor less frequently. The Affordable Care Act, however, doesn’t allow insurers to charge different rates to men and women.

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Health Insurance Premium Increase Sought By Big Company Citing Obamacare

April 25, 2013  /  Premium Increases

The largest health insurance company in Maryland wants the state to okay its plan to raise premiums on individuals by an average of 25 percent next year — and it’s partly blaming new Obamacare rules.

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Health Insurance Actuaries In the Hot Seat On ‘Rate Shock’

April 22, 2013  /  Insurers, Premium Increases

Few aspects of the Affordable Care Act are more critical to its success than affordability, but in recent weeks experts have predicted costs for some health plans could soar next year.  Now health law supporters are pushing back, noting close ties between the actuaries making the forecasts and an insurance industry that has been complaining […]

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Health law has little impact on premiums in first rate filing

April 2, 2013  /  Insurers, Premium Increases

Premiums were basically unchanged for the first insurance plans to set their rates under new requirements in President Obama’s healthcare law.

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How will Obamacare hit premiums Let’s break down the numbers

March 30, 2013  /  Insurers, Premium Increases

It may be one of the most hardest, most important questions to answer in health policy right now: What will happen to premiums in 2014, when millions of Americans flood into the insurance markets?

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Health care law will raise insurers’ costs, actuaries say

March 29, 2013  /  Premium Increases

Republican opponents of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act got some new ammunition this week: A study released by the Society of Actuaries on Tuesday predicts that costs could rise an average of 32% by 2017 for insurers serving the individual health care market.

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Proof That Obamacare ‘Rate Shock’ Is An Ugly Insurance Company Deception

March 26, 2013  /  Premium Increases

The Urban Institute—an organization so clearly bi-partisan that even the most suspicious partisan would encounter extreme difficulty making a case for bias—is out with a study that states that the ‘rate shock’ argument is “unfounded”, particularly when applied to the millions of Americans in the individual market.

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Health Insurance Premium Increases Vowed By Companies For 2014

March 23, 2013  /  Insurers, Premium Increases

Big health insurance companies are predicting huge premium increases next year for small employers and people who buy coverage on their own, citing rising health care costs and new mandates from President Barack Obama’s health care reform law.

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Insurers warn of overhaul-induced sticker shock

March 13, 2013  /  Premium Increases

Some Americans could see their insurance bills double next year as the health care overhaul law expands coverage to millions of people.

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