Opinion: Is ACA information safe online?

Published from the Springfield Business Journal John Osborn Industry Insight The Affordable Care Act has expanded access of coverage to millions of Americans. Most of the market reforms of the ACA took effect Jan. 1. Individuals and families purchasing insurance now have access to guaranteed coverage regardless of their pre-existing conditions, and premiums cannot vary…

Exography: Survey finds doctors rebelling against Obamacare, famous hospitals declining to join

BY RICHARD POLLOCK |  Published in the Washington Examiner   WHO’S IN AND WHO’S OUT? We talked with insurance agents across the country to hear how Obamacare is affecting their areas. Click a city to see which insurance companies, doctors and hospitals agents say are in and out of the Obamacare exchange in their areas. Insurance…

Individual Markets Sort Out New Dynamics With Public Exchanges

By Patrick Connole, Managing Editor     Volume 23 Issue 37 As more individuals gain access to public exchanges over the next five months of open enrollment, stakeholders and market analysts will be watching closely to see which publicly traded carriers that put their subsidy-eligible members up for grabs in the new marketplaces will lose the most…

Clock ticking on employee measurement period

Published from the Springfield Business Journal Kandice Matteson Contributing Writer John Osborn: Coverage is deemed affordable if the premium costs don’t exceed 9.5 percent of an individual’s income. Tracking employees’ hours is more important than ever due to the impending federal Affordable Care Act. With ACA’s implementation set to begin Jan. 1, 2014, area businesses…

A Conversation With … John C. Osborn

Published from the Springfield Business Journal A Conversation With… John C. Osborn Emily Letterman Features Editor Tell me about Osborn & Associates. What type of insurance do you focus on? We are a wholesale broker that caters to other independent insurance agents throughout the Midwest. We provide contracts to independent agencies for Medicare supplement, Medicare…