Trump approves looser rules on ‘association health plans’
President Trump signed an executive order Thursday that would potentially ease rules on “association health plans’’ and on the sale of short-term, low-cost insurance policies. Because federal agencies must develop the regulations and guidance for these changes, no significant changes will occur for months. Trump said Thursday that “with these actions we are... Read more
Sick Georgians swamped by medical bills seek help wherever they can find it
Crowdfunding now a major force in health care, but the competition for sympathy can be tough Maurice Tanner has some good days, but many more bad ones. On the bad days, he’s depressed and tired. “I cry a lot,” he says, in a soft, almost apologetic tone. On a... Read more
State accepts big hikes on 2018 exchange; now it’s up to the feds
State insurance officials Wednesday gave approval to premium increases of more than 50 percent for the four insurers participating in next year’s insurance exchange in Georgia. The officials said that the huge rate hikes assume that subsidies for insurers to lower consumers’ out-of-pocket costs will not be paid next year by... Read more
‘Hipster’ health insurance, linked to a surprising name, may come to Atlanta
Mario Schlosser is used to giving tours of his company’s headquarters, and he’s used to the visitors’ reaction to it. “Everyone who’s familiar with the world of health insurance says this has a totally different feel to it,” says the 39-year-old founder and CEO of Oscar Health. The New... Read more
Employer survey shows wide variation in consumer benefits costs
A new survey of employer benefits underscores a central fact about health insurance: Where you get coverage can make a huge financial difference. Premiums for employer-sponsored family coverage rose an average of 3 percent this year, to a total of to $18,764, according to an employer benefits survey of employers released Tuesday by the... Read more

Help us pursue our nonprofit mission with a tax-deductible donation.

Credit Cards

EVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS

Donate Icon