Category: Healthcare Reform / ACA

Success for Subsidies! The Supreme Court has ruled on King v. Burwell

Today the Supreme Court upheld subsidies for states who had not yet administered a state exchange in the King v. Burwell case. This not only means that over 6 millions Americans will be able to keep their affordable coverage, but it ensures that millions more will continue to have access. It’s truly a landmark decision […]

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Low wage workers most at risk as premium as a percentage income continues to escalate

  The 2015 edition of the ADP Annual Health Benefits Report was recently published. In it, ADP highlights several key trends and metrics that brokers and employers can leverage when making important decisions about their benefits program.  The timing of this report is especially valuable, as it has tracked data over a 5 year period […]

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Top 10 counties enrolling in Healthcare.gov – Employee Benefit Adviser

Enrollment in health insurance through Healthcare.gov is expected to hit or beat projections for 2015. But how does it break down on a county-by-county level? Benefitter analyzed enrollment data from the 50 most populous counties in the U.S. to find those with the most enrollments per capita. Our analysis was profiled recently by Employee Benefit Adviser. […]

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What areas are buying the most health plans on the federal exchange? – MedCity News

The Affordable Care Act has been used a bitterly partisan cudgel since the day it became law, but that doesn’t mean conservative pockets of the country aren’t eager to sign up for coverage. According to an analysis of recently purchased health plans by zip code from Benefitter, several deep red counties within deep red states […]

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Employers dropping health insurance – US map

According to our recent broker survey of over 1,000 brokers, there is strong evidence of employers dropping health insurance across the country. We were able to cut our data into a state-by-state breakdown showing where brokers believe they are losing the most business to the individual market. Percent of business lost in last year to […]

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The Demise of the Small-Group Market? Exchanges Will Reshape It, but Won’t Kill It

[fusion_text]Benefitter was recently profiled in AIS Inside Health Insurance Exchanges. Full article available here. Check out the excerpt below. A large segment of small employers are expected to drop health insurance coverage, according to a recent survey of more than 1,000 insurance brokers conducted by Benefitter. The survey found that 17% of brokers expect at least a quarter of […]

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Walmart’s decision to dump, and the erosion of group benefits

This week Walmart announced that it will no longer offer insurance to 30,000 part-time employees. Last year major employers such as Target and Trader Joe’s did the same, but with the nation’s largest employer jumping into the mix, the political debate over the Affordable Care Act is heating up. While left-leaning outlets are using this […]

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New alternatives to COBRA help employers and employees win in post-ACA world

The individual exchange represents an alternative to COBRA that is more affordable for both employers and employees. Companies that recognize this can adjust their communications to provide workers with a better experience, while simultaneously improving their bottom line.  In this slideshare, we explain why COBRA exists in the first place, and why the individual market […]

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Brokers still unprepared for group to individual transitions, broker survey shows

Our team recently surveyed health insurance brokers on their expectations surrounding the group market. We found that although brokers predict a significant number of employer groups to transition to the individual market, most brokers are still unprepared to support this transition. Broker survey If you are like the majority of brokers, and still don’t have […]

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