Wisconsin hosts town hall meetings about ACA Auto Re-Enrollment

Wisconsin hosts town hall meetings about ACA Auto Re-Enrollment

(Madison, WI – Insurance News and Markets) The Wisconsin Office of the Commisioner of Insurance is holding town hall meetings across the state to provide residents with information about the open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act and “auto re-enrollment.” “Wisconsin is anticipating 37,160 residents to lose individual health insurance coverage in 2017 due […]

Texas Division of Insurance promotes 2 Steps to resolve worker’s comp disputes

Texas Division of Insurance promotes 2 Steps to resolve worker’s comp disputes

(Austin, TX – Insurance News and Markets) – A pilot program has launched through the Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation that is designed to simplify and speed up the resolution of some workers’ compensation disputes. The program started last year and splits related claim issues. This allows a hearing officer to decide the most far-reaching […]

Governor releases guidance to ensure health insurers provide coverage for substance abuse treatment

Governor releases guidance to ensure health insurers provide coverage for substance abuse treatment

(New York, NY – Insurance News and Markets) – Insurance providers in New York State must comply with legislation that requires insurers provide coverage for needed substance abuse treatment, as decreed this year in a law signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. In mid-October, he released guidance from the Department of Financial Services that clarifies insurance […]

Karen Wedlin Stewart approves workers’ compensation amended rate filing for 2017

Karen Wedlin Stewart approves workers’ compensation amended rate filing for 2017

(Dover, DE – Insurance News and Markets) – On Oct. 12, Insurance Commissioner Karen Weldin Stewart approved the Delaware Compensation Rating Bureau (DCRB) workers’ compensation amended rate filing, which recommends no changes in the overall levels of residual market rates and voluntary market loss costs for 2017. “I hope this is the beginning of a […]

Nevada Residents can find the 2017 Health Insurance Rates Online

Nevada Residents can find the 2017 Health Insurance Rates Online

(Carson City, NV – Insurance News and Markets) – Nevada residents who purchase their own health insurance can find approved prices  for 2017health plans at heathrates.doi.nv.gov. The Nevada Division of Insurance has posted approved 2017 rates for all plans in the Individual and Small group markets online, giving Nevada’s consumers an opportunity to explore health […]

Fewer Small Employers Offering Health Coverage; Large Employers Holding Steady

Fewer Small Employers Offering Health Coverage; Large Employers Holding Steady

(Washington, DC – Insurance News and Markets) -According to an Employee Benefit Research Institute piece published last month, fewer small employers are offering health insurance to their employees, but the number of large employers are remaining steady. Employers with more than 1,000 employees and those with 100-999 employees have remained steady in offering health insurance. […]

Ford Escape improves in safety tests

Ford Escape improves in safety tests

(Arlington, VA – Insurance News and arkets) – The 2017 Ford Escape has been given an acceptable rating by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s challenging small overlap front test. Many attribute the changes to the structural changes introduced in the newest model. When the 2013 Escape was tested for small overlap protection, the structure […]

Recent Trends in Self-Employed Insurance by Firm Size

Recent Trends in Self-Employed Insurance by Firm Size

(Washington, DC – Insurance News and Markets) – In exploring trends in self-insured health insurance among private sector businesses that offered health plans, between 1996 and 2015, the Employee Benefit Research Institute sought to find out whether the Affordable Care Act could impact those trends. Key findings included that more private businesses offering health plans […]