Audit finds 22 of 23 taxpayer-backed ObamaCare co-ops lost money in 2014

July 30th, 2015 | Associated Press WASHINGTON – Nonprofit co-ops, the health care law’s public-spirited alternative to mega-insurers, are awash in red ink and many have fallen short of sign-up goals, a government audit has found. Under President Barack Obama’s overhaul, taxpayers provided $2.4 billion in loans to get the co-ops going, but only one…

News for Federally-facilitated Marketplace Agents and Brokers – July 2015

  An electronic source of information for Federally-facilitated Marketplace (FFM) Agents and Brokers In This Issue: ·         FFM Agent and Broker Training for Plan Year 2016 Will be Available Through Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)-Approved Vendors and the CMS Marketplace Learning Management System (MLMS) ·         Webinar: Plan Year 2016 Registration and Training for…

5 ways to be mentally strong

July 19th, 2015 | By: Amy Morin As a psychotherapist I’ve always had an interest in mental strength, but my interest in the subject became personal when I experienced a series of losses. In 2003, mt mother passed away suddenly from a brain aneurysm. Then, on the third anniversary of her death, my 26-year-old husband…

Will mergers stifle Healthcare reform?

July 10th, 2015 | By: Paloma Nazar The 2010 healthcare law was supposed to promote competition among insurers, and for many policyholders it’s done just that. These days, though, the insurance industry is going through a wave of mergers that threatens to leave the consumer with fewer choices. Aetna’s $37 billion purchase of Humana, the…