Wis. Insurers Cautious About New Online Marketplaces
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports on insurers' wariness about how business will work on these new marketplaces, which are being set up as part of the federal health law.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Health Insurers Take Cautious Approach To New Exchanges
WPS Health Insurance plans on taking a cautious approach to new marketplaces, where hundreds of thousands of people in Wisconsin may start buying health insurance in October. The new marketplaces, known as exchanges, are part of the Affordable Care Act, and Madison-based WPS isn't alone in its caution. Other health insurers also are wary of the new marketplaces and the pending changes from the law. … With enrollment to begin in four months, the public still doesn't know how many insurance companies will sell plans for individuals and small employers on the exchanges and what those plans will cost (Boulton, 5/28).
And in other states -
Oregonian: Hearings On Oregon Health Insurance Premiums Start Tuesday
Two weeks of hearings starting today will likely affect Oregonians' health insurance premiums for years to come. The Oregon Insurance Division will hold public hearings to review more than a dozen carriers' individual and small business plans that take into account federal changes under the Affordable Care Act. The hearings ... can be watched online, and public testimony will be accepted by telephone or e-mail (Budnick, 5/28).
Baltimore Sun: 13 Insurers Want To Offer Plans On State Exchange
Thirteen insurers have submitted plans to offer health insurance on the state exchange, or marketplace, where individuals can buy insurance under health care reform, that begins open enrollment in October. The plans must still be certified by the state. Officials with the state Maryland Health Benefit Exchange announce the insurers Monday (Walker, 5/28).