PowerPost by Paige Winfield Cunningham
crop of new health insurance plans enabled under regulations from the Trump administration appears more consumer-friendly and less like “junk” insurance than Democrats originally charged.
Chambers of commerce and trade associations have launched more than two dozen of these “association health plans” in 13 states in the seven months since the Labor Department finalized new rules making it easier for small businesses to band together to buy health coverage in the same way large employers do. And there are initial signs the plans are offering generous benefits and premiums lower than can be found in the Obamacare marketplaces.
By Associated Press
Monday, Dec. 3, 2018
RENO — With members struggling to meet health insurance costs, some Nevada business and trade groups have begun offering discounted policies as one big bloc through a product known as an association health plan.
The Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce and five other Nevada associations have begun offering similar health plans to members, the Reno Gazette Journal reported.
Others are the Las Vegas Metro and Henderson chambers, the Nevada Contractors and Nevada Builders Alliance associations, and the Builders Association of Northern Nevada.
Reno-Sparks chamber CEO Ann Silver called the option a game-changer for small businesses competing to attract and […]
Sign-ups drop, so far, for health insurance exchange in Nevada
By Jessie Bekker / Las Vegas Review-Journal
Purchases of policies on the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance marketplaces are down nationwide and in Nevada through the first four weeks of open enrollment, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services reported Wednesday.
Enrollments were down 12.8 percent nationwide and an even steeper 13.3 percent in Nevada.
While the figures concern Heather Korbulic, executive director of Nevada’s Silver State Health Insurance Exchange, they don’t come as a shock, she said.
“We’re really focusing on pushing on the gas pedal with everything we can,” she said.
Korbulic said sign-ups […]
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Warnings for Nevadans besieged by health insurance robocalls
Jessie Bekker / Las Vegas Review-Journal
Her voice is cheery. Her pitch sounds promising.
But insurance experts warn that health insurance robocalls offering low co-pays and premiums to all are often misleading or false.
“If it seems too good to be true, it probably is,” says Heidi Sterner, president-elect and legislative chair for the Nevada Association of Health Underwriters, a group for licensed health insurance professionals.
With the annual open enrollment period for health insurance through the state exchange now open and running through Dec. 15, Nevadans are being bombarded by canned sales calls offering the opportunity […]
When it comes to health insurance, you have your choice of several plan types. Two you’ve probably heard of are a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) and a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO). Generally speaking, the difference between HMO and PPO plans includes the size of the plan network, ability to see specialists, plan costs, and coverage for out-of-network services.
Be sure to consider your medical needs, the availability of HMOs in your area and income. If you’re looking at an HMO, take a close look at the network to determine if the choices of doctors and medical facilities are enough to meet […]
Buying Health Insurance: What to Know About Plans Outside the Exchange
Updated: KTVN – Monday, September 10th 2018
Open enrollment for health insurance through Nevada Health Link starts November first. And new rules mean Federal requirements for some health insurance plans sold outside of the Exchange have been loosened; these short-term plans are sometimes called “junk plans.”
“They are calling them junk plans because they’re not as comprehensive as qualified health plans,” said Heather Korbulic, Executive Director of Silver State Health Insurance Exchange. “They don’t have to cover the 10 essential health benefits and they don’t connect you to subsidies.”
The 10 essential health […]