Insurers In Tennessee Get OK To Refile Higher Rate Requests
The state's insurance regulator said the decision was made to prevent possible withdrawal from the exchanges. In other health law news, some colleges in Ohio are dropping student health insurance.
Insurers Win Chance To Seek Higher Obamacare Premiums
In an effort to prevent more insurers from abandoning the Obamacare exchange in Tennessee, the state's insurance regulator is allowing health insurers refile 2017 rate requests by Aug. 12 after Cigna and Humana said their previously requested premium hikes were too low. Cigna and Humana filed to increase last year's premiums an average of 23 and 29 percent, respectively, on June 10. (Fletcher, 8/8)
The Columbus Dispatch:
Some Ohio Colleges Drop Student Health Insurance
As college students and their parents finalize their enrollment and pay tuition and fees for fall, many face one fewer headache than in years past: no more worrying about whether they’ve waived the optional health-insurance coverage in time to avoid being charged for it. In large part because of changes brought by the federal Affordable Care Act, a number of colleges have stopped providing student health insurance. (Edwards, 8/9)