CVS enters into 4 new states for ACA exchange plans

Healthcare Dive

The insurer has been bullish on expanding its ACA footprint since 2021, when its payer business Aetna said it would return to the exchanges after exiting them in 2017

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Beleaguered Bright slashes footprint, fully exiting ACA markets and restricting MA to 2 states

Healthcare Dive

Bright is doubling down on its decision earlier this year to contract its business, halting the sale of ACA plans to focus on care delivery business NeueHealth as well as MA in higher-performing markets

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Senate Dems reach draft deal to extend ACA premiums, lower drug costs

Healthcare Dive

The bill, part of a more than $300 billion package, extends enhanced ACA premiums and allows Medicare to negotiate select prescription drug prices starting in 2026

ACA marketplace premiums poised to jump

Healthcare Dive

Health insurers' preliminary filings with state regulators point to a 10% median bump in rates for enrollees in 2023, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation

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Family glitch fix for ACA premium subsidies finalized

Healthcare Dive

The new rule extends premium subsidies to previously ineligible dependents of workers with employer-sponsored coverage

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Senate passes bill extending ACA subsidies, adding Medicare price negotiations

Healthcare Dive

The Inflation Reduction Act looked dead just weeks ago until Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., announced late last month that he had successfully negotiated with Democrats to pass it

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ACA Affordability Percentage Decreased Significantly for 2023

Compliance Now

One of the most well-known components of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is that it requires applicable large employers (ALEs) to either offer affordable, minimum value medical benefits to their full-time employees or pay tax penalties. The ACA defined a plan as being affordable if the lowest-cost, employee-only option costs less than 9.5% The 2023 affordability percentage is the lowest that the IRS has released since the ACA’s inception.

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3 trends to watch as ACA open enrollment begins

Fierce Healthcare

3 trends to watch as ACA open enrollment begins. pminemyer. Mon, 10/31/2022 - 16:21

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UnitedHealthcare latest payer to expand ACA reach with 4 new states for 2023

Healthcare Dive

The payer has been steadily ratcheting up its presence on the Affordable Care Act exchanges after dramatically reducing its footprint in 2017

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Biden administration makes record-high investment in ACA navigators

Healthcare Dive

The administration is pouring almost $100 million into organizations that help consumers navigate enrolling in Affordable Care Act plans in 2023

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Sign-ups on ACA exchanges up 18% year over year to 5.5M so far

Fierce Healthcare

Sign-ups on ACA exchanges up 18% year over year to 5.5M so far. pminemyer. Wed, 12/07/2022 - 16:11

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Cigna expanding ACA footprint to 3 new states in 2023

Healthcare Dive

The expansion comes a little over a week since President Joe Biden signed a law extending subsidies for coverage and subsequently creating more stability in the exchanges

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CMS looking at quality metrics to get ACA exchange plans into value-based care

Fierce Healthcare

CMS looking at quality metrics to get ACA exchange plans into value-based care. rking. Thu, 11/10/2022 - 16:00

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ACA preventive services provision in legal danger after latest lawsuit

Fierce Healthcare

ACA preventive services provision in legal danger after latest lawsuit. rking. Tue, 07/26/2022 - 16:37

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UnitedHealthcare to offer ACA exchange plans in 22 states for 2023

Fierce Healthcare

UnitedHealthcare to offer ACA exchange plans in 22 states for 2023. pminemyer. Thu, 10/27/2022 - 12:11

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Biden proposes rule to fix ACA's 'family glitch'

Healthcare Dive

The new regulation could help an estimated 200,000 uninsured people in the U.S. gain coverage, while 1 million could benefit from less expensive plans

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ACA open enrollment period drove record number of sign-ups

Healthcare Dive

Expanded tax credits through the American Rescue Plan made coverage more affordable and greater outreach efforts helped accelerate enrollment, health officials said

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ACA-related coverage enrollment tops record at nearly 36M

Healthcare Dive

The expansion of health coverage to more Americans reflects pandemic-related policy efforts, but some of those flexibilities are set to expire this year

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Texas judge's ACA ruling faces long legal road, experts say

Fierce Healthcare

Texas judge's ACA ruling faces long legal road, experts say. fdiamond. Mon, 09/12/2022 - 06:23

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Aetna to enter ACA exchanges in 4 more states

Fierce Healthcare

Aetna to enter ACA exchanges in 4 more states. pminemyer. Mon, 09/12/2022 - 14:35

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House passes bill extending ACA subsidies, allowing Medicare drug price negotiations

Healthcare Dive

The bill, which passed on party lines in a 220-207 vote, will now head to President Joe Biden’s desk. He is expected to sign it into law this week

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ACA signups top 3M since start of open enrollment, a 17% bump compared to last year

Fierce Healthcare

ACA signups top 3M since start of open enrollment, a 17% bump compared to last year. rking. Wed, 11/23/2022 - 11:58

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Post-ACA hospital readmission gains evaporate when accounting for observation stays, study finds

Fierce Healthcare

Post-ACA hospital readmission gains evaporate when accounting for observation stays, study finds. dmuoio. Mon, 11/28/2022 - 14:46

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Biden administration finalizes rule to get rid of ACA's 'family glitch'

Fierce Healthcare

Biden administration finalizes rule to get rid of ACA's 'family glitch'. rking. Tue, 10/11/2022 - 13:13

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CMS approves first-ever public option plan for Colorado's ACA exchange

Fierce Healthcare

CMS approves first-ever public option plan for Colorado's ACA exchange. rking. Thu, 06/23/2022 - 13:20

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Healthcare spending could drop $11.4B next year if ACA premium subsidies expire, research finds

Healthcare Dive

The looming coverage cliff would also hit providers financially, according to a new report. President Joe Biden has pushed Congress to extend the more generous financial aid provided by the American Rescue Plan

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State-based ACA exchanges make backup plans in case Congress fails to act on enhanced ACA subsidies

Fierce Healthcare

State-based ACA exchanges make backup plans in case Congress fails to act on enhanced ACA subsidies. rking. Fri, 04/01/2022 - 16:15

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KFF: Why insurers are weighing double-digit ACA premium hikes for 2023

Fierce Healthcare

KFF: Why insurers are weighing double-digit ACA premium hikes for 2023. rking. Wed, 07/20/2022 - 15:49

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Bright Health to exit ACA exchanges, slash MA footprint to 2 states

Fierce Healthcare

Bright Health to exit ACA exchanges, slash MA footprint to 2 states. pminemyer. Tue, 10/11/2022 - 14:24

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ACA, Medicare southern call centers ring in the first day of open enrollment with a strike

Fierce Healthcare

ACA, Medicare southern call centers ring in the first day of open enrollment with a strike. aburky. Tue, 11/01/2022 - 17:06

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Manchin reluctant to add ACA subsidy extension to narrow spending deal

Fierce Healthcare

Manchin reluctant to add ACA subsidy extension to narrow spending deal. rking. Wed, 07/13/2022 - 15:29

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HHS: More Black and Latino customers signed up for ACA coverage for 2022

Fierce Healthcare

HHS: More Black and Latino customers signed up for ACA coverage for 2022. rking. Wed, 10/26/2022 - 14:55

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House passes bill that extends ACA subsidies through 2025, makes drug price reforms

Fierce Healthcare

House passes bill that extends ACA subsidies through 2025, makes drug price reforms. rking. Fri, 08/12/2022 - 10:21

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HHS: ACA exchange enrollment reaches 12.2M thanks to enhanced subsidies

Fierce Healthcare

HHS: ACA exchange enrollment reaches 12.2M thanks to enhanced subsidies. rking. Wed, 09/15/2021 - 11:21

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CMS to devote nearly $100M to ACA navigators for 2023 open enrollment

Fierce Healthcare

CMS to devote nearly $100M to ACA navigators for 2023 open enrollment. rking. Fri, 08/26/2022 - 12:19

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ACA Reporting Deadline Extended and the End of “Good Faith” Compliance

Compliance Now

On November 22, 2021, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published proposed regulations that introduce significant changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting process for both large and small employers. Section 6055 and 6056 of the ACA reporting regulations require that employers furnish Forms 1095-B and/or Forms 1095-C to employees no later than January 31 st of the year following the applicable calendar year. By: Jennifer Berman, CEO, MZQ Consulting.

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Urban Insitute: Outreach to uninsured about ACA exchanges, subsidies lacking

Fierce Healthcare

Urban Insitute: Outreach to uninsured about ACA exchanges, subsidies lacking. pminemyer. Wed, 09/29/2021 - 13:45

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Senate Democrats taking first action to advance deal on ACA subsidies, drug price reform

Fierce Healthcare

Senate Democrats taking first action to advance deal on ACA subsidies, drug price reform. rking. Tue, 07/19/2022 - 16:32

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Manchin agrees to two-year extension for ACA subsidy boost in drug prices deal: report

Fierce Healthcare

Manchin agrees to two-year extension for ACA subsidy boost in drug prices deal: report. rking. Fri, 07/15/2022 - 10:18

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Labor Department demands insurers to stop flouting ACA's birth control rules

Fierce Healthcare

Labor Department demands insurers to stop flouting ACA's birth control rules. rking. Tue, 01/11/2022 - 12:06

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Moody's: Outlook stable for insurers even as Medicaid, ACA enrollment declines loom

Fierce Healthcare

Moody's: Outlook stable for insurers even as Medicaid, ACA enrollment declines loom. pminemyer. Tue, 05/31/2022 - 16:12

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Cigna to enter ACA exchanges in 3 more states for 2023

Fierce Healthcare

Cigna to enter ACA exchanges in 3 more states for 2023. pminemyer. Fri, 08/26/2022 - 12:48

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White House challenging ACA; Congress mulling permanent telehealth reform

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Primary topic: Government & Policy Disable Auto Tagging: Short Headline: White House challenging ACA; Congress mulling permanent telehealth reform Featured Decision Content: Region Tag: Global Edition Right Now

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