BCBS of Nebraska Leaving ACA Marketplace

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Not so long ago, Nebraskans had three carriers they could choose an individual health plan from on the state’s Affordable Care Act exchange. Now, they have two as a result of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBS of Nebraska) exiting the state’s ACA marketplace. With only a few weeks to go before the…

PA MLTSS Contracts Awarded to AmeriHealth Caritas, Centene, & UPMC

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Pennsylvania’s Department of Human Services has granted AmeriHealth Caritas, Centene Corp., and UPMC contracts for its new Medicaid program. Community HealthChoices, Pennsylvania’s first-ever program for providing managed long-term services and supports (MLTSS), is scheduled to go live July 1, 2017, in the state’s southwestern region. It will continue to be implemented in zone-based…

Aetna Leaving ACA Exchanges in 2017

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First, UnitedHealthcare announced its plans to withdraw from many Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchanges in 2017. Then, Humana reported it would do the same. Now, there’s news of Aetna leaving ACA exchanges it currently operates in. On Monday, Aetna announced it is pulling out of 11 of the 15 state exchanges where it currently offers ACA products…

U.S. Set to Block Two Big Health Insurance Mergers

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According to an article published by Insurance Business America, it’s likely that the U.S. Justice Department will file lawsuits against two big health insurance mergers in the process of seeking approval. U.S. antitrust officials are skeptical that the Aetna-Humana and Anthem-Cigna health insurance mergers would favor competition in the industry. Those familiar with the matter report that that…

Insurers Looking to Raise 2017 ACA Plan Premiums by Double-Digits

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Though Affordable Care Act plan rates are only finalized in the fall, ACA insurers are already submitting their initial proposals to their state regulators. And many are seeking approval for something we saw requested last year: double-digit rate hikes for their 2017 ACA plan premiums. Those asking for the large increases name big losses in…

UnitedHealthcare 2017 Certification & AHIP Courses Available in June 

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Agents can begin completing their UnitedHealthcare 2017 certification courses on June 27! In order to sell UnitedHealthcare (UHC) Medicare products for the upcoming plan year, you must complete their UHC 2017 certification courses on UnitedHealthcare’s producer’s portal. For 2017, UHC will again accept new AHIP certifications and re-certifications. Starting June 20, agents can complete…