A First Look at the DC Health Exchange

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The District of Columbia is requiring all small employers (those with fewer than 51 full-time employees) to join their health Exchange by 2015.  In part because of the requirements, the District has aggressively kept to the federal government implementation timeline and, despite running into some computer glitches that could delay some benefits, has previewed what… Read more »

How Exchanges Will Function Under Government Shutdown

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Baring a last second deal, funding for the federal government will run out at midnight on Tuesday, October 1.  Not coincidentally, that is the date that the health care Exchanges mandated under the Affordable Care Act will begin to accept enrollments from the public.  With a government operating on minimal resources but running Exchanges in… Read more »

Oregon Exchange Offers Positive Hope for Rate Moderation

As we’ve shared on this site, one of the major benefits to a working Exchange is the competition it is supposed to create among insurance companies; with a larger market available to it and consumers able to view their offerings side-by-side with comparable plans from other companies, this idea was a major reason why Exchanges… Read more »

Insurers and State Governments Working on Enrollment for Exchanges

Imagine the government passed a law that your company hated because you knew it had the potential to not destroy but destabilize your company for years to come.  Now imagine you had to now turn around and publicly extol the virtue of that law, because not doing so could financially bankrupt your industry. That, according to Politico, is… Read more »