Monthly Archives: April 2017


As part of the new stabilization ruling, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have given insurers flexibility in terms of plan design. They’re not restricted to the metal tiers: bronze, silver, gold, platinum. Now, they can create different plans with lower premiums that are still considered qualified health […]

CMS Allows Insurers Plan Flexibility to Lower Premiums


The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have included in their recent ruling an incentive to maintain continuous coverage. They’re incentivizing individuals to keep their policy, or rather they’re penalizing people for dropping coverage. If someone goes a few months without coverage, then they’re going to have to pay more […]

Per CMS ruling, Individuals Must Maintain Continuous Coverage


The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) came out with some final stabilization rules. One component of the ruling now makes it more difficult to qualify for a special enrollment period (SEP). Essentially, an SEP enables people, who couldn’t get coverage or lost coverage outside of open enrollment, to enroll in a […]

CMS Requires Qualifying Documentation for Special Enrollment Periods (SEP)



CMS issued final rule to increase choices and encourage stability in health insurance markets for 2018 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)recently released a new final Market Stabilization rule. With these new rules, CMS intends to help lower premiums and stabilize individual and small group markets. In doing so, […]

CMS Issues New Rules to Ensure Market Stability


This year has certainly been interesting in terms of healthcare. Right now, there’s uncertainty regarding the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). With the change in presidency, there’s been conflict between what President Trump wants to do and what President Obama’s healthcare law is. Currently, there has yet to be a resolution […]

Looking at America’s Healthcare in 2017


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Ambetter focuses primarily on the Affordable Care Act (ACA), though they also do Medicare Advantage within several states. With regards to their ACA business, Ambetter offers plans on exchange only. They’re in multiple states across the country, and their footprint continues to grow. Compared to other carriers, they’re one of the few […]

Top Health Insurance Carriers: Ambetter



Molina Healthcare is heavily involved in the individual medical market. After the Affordable Care Act passed in 2010 and began rolling out in 2014, Molina has since been providing health insurance. They’re in several states, selling on exchange only through either Healthcare.gov or their broker portal. For the most part, they’re […]

Top Health Insurance Carriers: Molina Healthcare


Anthem is the largest Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) provider in the nation. Currently, they operate in 14 states on the individual market: California Colorado Connecticut Georgia Indiana Kentucky Maine Missouri New Hampshire Nevada New York Ohio Virginia Wisconsin Over the past two years, several health insurance carriers have left the marketplace. However, […]

Top Health Insurance Carriers: Anthem BCBS


Aetna is one of the largest health insurance companies in the nation. They offer a broad product portfolio, including senior products like Medicare, group insurance for both small and large companies, ancillary products, international products, as well as under 65 health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. In regards to the latter, Aetna provides insurance […]

Top Health Insurance Carriers: Aetna



United Healthcare is the largest health insurer in America. For the most part, their focus has lately been on group insurance products, as well as ancillary. As for individual medical, they’ve largely stayed out of the market. When the Affordable Care Act (ACA) went into effect in 2010, United Healthcare participated in a few […]

Top Health Insurance Carriers: United Healthcare