Reform Update: Judge bars UnitedHealthcare from dropping docs from Medicare Advantage plans

By Paul Demko A federal judge in Connecticut has issued a preliminary injunction prohibiting UnitedHealthcare from dropping doctors from its provider networks for Medicare Advantage plans. Read more…
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Federal Health Website Still Sluggish

By: Timothy W. Martin, Christopher Weaver and Arian Campo-Flores Efforts to clear logjams in the federal health law’s new online insurance marketplaces met with only modest success Wednesday, with strong traffic exacerbating waits and relatively few consumers able to enroll in p
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Software, Design Defects Cripple Health-Care Website

By: Christopher Weaver, Shira Ovide and Louise Radnofsky Six days into the launch of insurance marketplaces created by the new health-care law, the federal government acknowledged for the first time Sunday it needed to fix design and software problems that have kept customers from app
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HEALTH CARE: Decision time nearing for uninsured in Connecticut

Article Written by: Magaly Olivero         Taken From:  NH Register Time is running out for thousands of uninsured Connecticut residents who must decide whether to comply with a federal mandate to buy health insurance starting Jan. 1 or pay a penalty instead. “We are undertaking a par
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Claims Administrator Required To Enforce Plan Exclusionary Language

The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California recently held in Dubaich v. Connecticut General Life Insurance Co., C.D. Cal., No. 2L11-cv-10670-DMG-AJW (April 25, 2013), that a health plan participant could not obtain coverage for treatment of her degenerative disc dis
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MGU Liability in Stop Loss Litigation

According to industry experts, roughly 25% of the $4-$6 billion annual stop loss market is sold through independent Managing General Underwriters. Another unknown, but certainly hefty, share is sold through “captive MGUs” — MGUs wholly owned or controlled by carriers
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Connecticut Races To Reach Uninsured, Open Health Insurance Marketplace

HARTFORD, Conn. — In the nation’s insurance capital, the hunt to find uninsured people and get them enrolled in the state’s new online health insurance marketplace has already begun. Officials working for Access Health CT, created under the federal health law, have collected names of
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Battle looms on negotiating rates for Exchange policies

The debate over whether or not Connecticut’s health insurance exchange should negotiate the price of health plans with insurance companies is heating up, creating a major divide between business and consumer interests. Read More..
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New year means new health insurance laws for Connecticut

The beginning of 2012 ushered in seven new requirements for health insurance coverage provided by employers to Connecticut residents that proponents say will save lives and money in the long run. “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” said state Sen. Joseph Cri
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