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December 18, 2014

Recent Stories of Interest

From Inside Health Insurance Exchanges - Last year’s lowest-cost silver-plan carrier changed in 19 of 34 federally facilitated exchanges (FFEs), according to an AIS Health analysis of rate information released last month by HHS. That’s a key market position because federal advance premium tax credits are pegged to the second-lowest-priced silver plan in each market. The vast majority of those benchmark plans also have shifted. This could be good news for cost-competitive carriers, many of which are new to the exchanges, or have expanded into new markets. Read more

Federal tax credits, required guaranteed issue coverage and rising premiums are giving… Read more

A Congress soon to be led by a party opposed to the… Read more

In the days before the nation’s public insurance exchanges open their doors… Read more

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December 17, 2014
Publisher's Note: Change in HEX frequency

Beginning in January, subscribers will begin receiving a weekly E-Alert with timely news of the industry, in addition to a 12-page monthly print issue with in-depth articles and greater analysis. Watch for your first HEX E-Alert on Jan. 7.

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December 17, 2014
Glitch With DC Health Exchange Affects 500

As many as 500 applications were by a glitch in the DC health insurance exchange.

December 12, 2014
BCBST Launches Small Business Exchange

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas is launching a small business exchange solution that lets employers customize health plan benefits and contributions, and simultaneously allows employees to shop those plans.

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