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As Retiree Health Coverage Falters, Workers Are Sent to Exchanges

With the big news that Kodak Will Be Dropping Health Insurance for Retirees, we thought that we would highlight more of what is happening at more and more employers are dropping retiree health coverage:

In the past 20 years, the number of companies that provide retiree health coverage has dropped dramatically, leaving seniors with the . . . → Read More: As Retiree Health Coverage Falters, Workers Are Sent to Exchanges

Link of the Day: Is There an Easy Way to Shop for Health Insurance?

Well, pretty sure the answer to that question is No!, but a group of heavy-hitters is working to change all that:

They met in the offices of a big design firm in San Francisco and in the living rooms of small houses in Ohio. They drew designs on 10-foot-tall sheets of paper and paced back . . . → Read More: Link of the Day: Is There an Easy Way to Shop for Health Insurance?

McKinsey Survey Predicts 30% of Employers Will Drop Health Insurance By 2014

When healthcare reform passed last year, the Congressional Budget Office predicted that only 7% of employes would end up on subsidized health insurance policies through a health insurance exchange. Well, the results of a new survey from McKinsey & Co. would beg to differ. According to the survey of 1,300 employers, 30% said they would . . . → Read More: McKinsey Survey Predicts 30% of Employers Will Drop Health Insurance By 2014

Oklahoma Turns Down $54.6 Million, Will Still Go Ahead With Health Insurance Exchange

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin may have said she would accept federal money to set up the health insurance exchange required under healthcare reform, but it didn’t quite end up that way.  This week Governor Fallin rejected $54.6 million in federal money marked to help the state set up a health insurance exchange for Oklahomans find . . . → Read More: Oklahoma Turns Down $54.6 Million, Will Still Go Ahead With Health Insurance Exchange

Healthcare Reform: Obama Administration Names Joel Ario to Oversee Health Insurance Exchange System

One more piece of the healthcare reform puzzle fell into piece yesterday when the Obama Administration named Pennsylvania’s Insurance Commissioner Joel Ario to the Office of Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight to develop and oversee the health insurance exchanges which are supposed to be up and running in 2014.

The concept of the state-run health . . . → Read More: Healthcare Reform: Obama Administration Names Joel Ario to Oversee Health Insurance Exchange System

Healthcare Reform: Still Lost on Healthcare Reform? HHS Website Coming Soon

If you still have questions about how healthcare reform will play out and what it means for you, you’re not alone. We all are still looking for insight into how healthcare reform implementation will affect us personally, but one tool that we are looking forward to and that you should be aware of is coming . . . → Read More: Healthcare Reform: Still Lost on Healthcare Reform? HHS Website Coming Soon

Healthcare Reform: Small Businesses and Health Insurance; Will Healthcare Reform Drive Me Out of Business?

Some of the most anxious emails that we’ve gotten about healthcare reform have been from small business owners. Many small business owners have written us, panicked that they will be required to provide their employees with health insurance coverage that they cannot afford. Other small business owners want to provide health insurance coverage for their . . . → Read More: Healthcare Reform: Small Businesses and Health Insurance; Will Healthcare Reform Drive Me Out of Business?

Healthcare Reform: Health Insurance Relief for Independent Contractors and the Self-Employed

Whenever we mention to anyone that we’re working on a project to help consumers pay for their healthcare, we virtually always get asked about how to find affordable health insurance if you are an independent contractor or are self-employed. That’s only grown with healthcare reform: I’m self-employed. Will healthcare reform help me find health insurance . . . → Read More: Healthcare Reform: Health Insurance Relief for Independent Contractors and the Self-Employed

Healthcare Reform: Where Do Immigrants Stand Under Healthcare Reform?

There’s no question that healthcare reform and immigration are two of the biggest hot-button issues around right now. Almost everyone has some strong feelings about healthcare reform, immigration/immigration reform, or both, so once you get people talking about how healthcare reform and immigration together, whoa… hold onto your hat! Some Americans balk at the idea . . . → Read More: Healthcare Reform: Where Do Immigrants Stand Under Healthcare Reform?

Congress Doesn't Know What's Going on With Healthcare Reform Either, Baffled With Whether They Need to Find New Health Insurance

Over here at myheaLthpeak.com, we don’t wish for anyone to lose their health insurance. It’s tough out there on the health insurance market, and no one knows that better than us.

However, if like us, there were times that you were put off by the spectacle of members of Congress posturing during the healthcare reform . . . → Read More: Congress Doesn't Know What's Going on With Healthcare Reform Either, Baffled With Whether They Need to Find New Health Insurance