One small group gets all the funding for ACA navigators in Georgia
A small DeKalb County nonprofit has been given a statewide grant to provide navigators for people seeking to enroll in the Affordable Care Act insurance exchanges. Navigators are people specially trained to advise and assist consumers who use the exchanges to buy health coverage. Georgia Refugee Health and Mental... Read more
Unusual but welcome: Two health insurers opt to cut exchange rates
Two of the four health insurers in the 2019 Georgia insurance exchange, in a surprising move, are set to make reductions in monthly premiums from the rates they offer this year. Such decreases in insurance rates rarely occur in health care. The overall premiums announced Thursday, as approved by the... Read more
Feds ease rules on cheaper coverage, sparking consumer warnings on benefits
Fewer benefits. Riskier coverage. Buyer beware. The Trump administration issued a final rule Wednesday that promotes the sale of more “short-term’’ health plans, but the move immediately drew criticism from consumer advocates and health care industry organizations. The short-term plans don’t have to cover pre-existing conditions and can provide a limited... Read more
Unfrozen: Feds restore payments under disputed ACA program
The insurance exchange in Georgia and other states just got an injection of stability. And that’s good news for people buying individual or family coverage for next year. The Trump administration announced late Tuesday that it’s restoring the Affordable Care Act payments to insurers that it froze earlier this month. Those... Read more
Federal funding for ACA ‘navigators’ to drop dramatically in Georgia
The White House is again slashing funds for the “navigators’’ who help enroll people in the Affordable Care Act insurance exchanges. The cuts will almost certainly reduce the in-person assistance provided to Georgians seeking an exchange health plan for next year. Macon-based Community Health Works, which oversees a navigator... Read more

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