Monthly Archives: August 2018

Potential Downsides For Consumers With New Short-Term Plans

The short-term plans are not yet available, but several large insurers are expressing concern.  They say the broader availability and longer duration of these slimmed-down policies has the potential to harm consumers. Those who rely on short-term plans for an extended time period will face high medical bills when they need care that isn’t covered or… Read more »

First Quarter Individual Enrollments Fell By 12%

Reports show only 14.4 million individual enrollments in the first quarter of 2018 compared  to 17.4 million in 2015, after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.  Please see The Hill for more information.

Access to Short-Term Plans Expanded By The Administration

A final rule by the Trump administration clears the way for short-term policies that the administration claims will help people who are struggling to afford coverage. These policies are intended to fill brief gaps in coverage and will be available for 12 months at a time.  Some say these policies may not be right for… Read more »