Obama administration officials Friday dealt with a new Healthcare.gov snafu, admitting that some 800,000 people got incorrect tax statements about their coverage in 2014.
Consumer advocates are providing a solution for the sticker shock: extending the open enrollment period to April 15, tax day. According to some media reports, federal authorities are considering doing just that.
Some taxpayers who have to pay the Obamacare penalty say their tax refunds are taking longer than normal, but the IRS says there are no such delays.
The uninsured rate among U.S. adults during the fourth quarter of 2014 averaged 12.9 percent, the lowest level since 2008 when Gallup started tracking the number of Americans lacking health insurance.
If you work for a company with more than 100 full-time workers, administrators must offer affordable health insurance to at least 70 percent of personnel, under an Affordable Care Act mandate that takes effect in this new year.
Customers of more than 900 plans will see their out-of-pocket maximum for medical bills increase, usually to $6,600 for individuals, the most permitted by federal law.
Nearly 4 million consumers went onto HealthCare.gov during the first week of open enrollment and submitted applications during a “solid start” this year, the Department of Health and Human Services announced Wednesday.
Federal and state officials need to make sure that they protect the security of confidential tax information belonging to people seeking benefits on Obamacare’s health insurance exchanges, federal investigators said Thursday.
On average, each crash-related ER visit costs about $3,300, and each hospitalization costs about $57,000 over a person’s lifetime, the CDC reports.
The impact of more insurer options on premium prices is far from clear. The greater the competition, the greater the likelihood of falling prices, but this will not be the case for all states.