ACA Insurance CO-OPs Failing Fast

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With the shutdown of three more consumer operated and oriented plans (CO-OPs), more than 500,000 Americans will lose the health insurance they have now. Both Kentucky Health Cooperative (51,000 members) and Health Republic Insurance of New York (215,000) folded in October, citing insufficient premiums to cover members’ health expenses and their own operation expenses. Arches Health…

UnitedHealthcare MA Members to Have Access to UPMC

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UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage members will now have in-network access to care at all UPMC facilities. The new access will shuffle the Medicare market in Western Pennsylvania. While Pittsburgh-based UPMC is already an in-network provider for those on UnitedHealthcare’s employer-sponsored, individual and Medicaid health plans, the network is expanding to those on UnitedHealthcare MA plans for the…

PlanCompass Pro: A Must-Have ACA Tool

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Are you tired of spending hours searching doctor directories and compiling information? Do you want to reduce your workload and increase your productivity? Sounds like you could use PlanCompass Pro, a new online tool developed by New York-based digital health startup, Vericred. At Ritter, we strive to provide our agents with the highest-quality services and support…

ACA Startup Oscar Struggles, Retains Value

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When new insurance markets emerged from the Affordable Care Act (ACA), investors put their money into Oscar, an insurance startup that approached health care with a modern website, design, and easy-to-use app. It purports itself as a health insurance company as the founders would want for themselves – simple, intuitive, and human. This kind…