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More States Release Prices For Obamacare Plans

The Associated Press reports that Montana released monthly premiums for health insurance plans that will be sold on that state's exchange while the Connecticut Mirror reports on rates in that state and how the exchange will enable consumers to comparison shop. Also in the news, Kansas insurance agents are encouraged to take an online course so they can sell plans that will be available in Kansas' online marketplace.

The Associated Press: Prices Released For Mont. Insurance Exchange
State officials on Monday released the Montana prices for insurance under the federal health care law insurance exchange, giving consumers their first glimpse of how much the coverage will cost. Montana Insurance Commissioner Monica Lindeen released pricing details for different plans available from three different companies (Gouras, 8/19).

CT Mirror: Compare Rates For Obamacare Health Plans Here
Starting next year, people who buy insurance on their own or work for small businesses will have the option of buying coverage through the state's new health insurance exchange, called Access Health CT, created as part of the federal health reform law. It will open for enrollment Oct. 1, selling plans that take effect Jan. 1 (Becker, 8/19).

Kansas Health Institute: Kansas Insurance Agents Seeking Obamacare Training
Kansas insurance agents and brokers are being encouraged to complete an online training course that will allow them to sell individual plans on the coming health insurance marketplace…The marketplace is designed to give consumers access to affordable health insurance in keeping with the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare (Ranney, 8/19).


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