Colorado Health Insurance Insider http://www.healthinsurancecolorado.net No cost assistance, quotes, research and support. Wed, 19 Aug 2015 00:03:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Hot Summer Nights, Cool Summer Drinks HWR http://www.healthinsurancecolorado.net/hot-summer-nights-cool-summer-drinks-hwr/ http://www.healthinsurancecolorado.net/hot-summer-nights-cool-summer-drinks-hwr/#respond Fri, 17 Jul 2015 05:16:41 +0000 http://www.healthinsurancecolorado.net/?p=8067 Hank Stern of InsureBlog has put together the latest Health Wonk Review: Hot Summer Nights, Cool Summer Drinks.  Make sure to check it out.

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A petition to make pregnancy a qualifying event in Colorado – but something doesn’t add up http://www.healthinsurancecolorado.net/petition-make-pregnancy-qualifying-event/ http://www.healthinsurancecolorado.net/petition-make-pregnancy-qualifying-event/#respond Thu, 16 Jul 2015 23:22:22 +0000 http://www.healthinsurancecolorado.net/?p=8062 Last month, Broomfield resident Sean Jenks created a Change.org petition asking Colorado lawmakers to allow a special enrollment period for women who become pregnant.  It's picked up considerably steam in the last 24 hours, and now has more than 13,000 supporters. Jenks points out that New York and California have taken steps to make pregnancy […]

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Broker participation in Connect for Health Colorado http://www.healthinsurancecolorado.net/broker-participation-connect-for-health-colorado/ http://www.healthinsurancecolorado.net/broker-participation-connect-for-health-colorado/#respond Wed, 15 Jul 2015 20:43:29 +0000 http://www.healthinsurancecolorado.net/?p=8051 As of the end of June, Connect for Health Colorado had 134,200 people with effectuated individual private plan enrollments for 2015.  Of those, 62,146 had help from a broker, and 9,509 had help from a health coverage guide (Colorado's version of navigators).  According to the Connect for Health Colorado 2015 enrollment report, just 1% of […]

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Connect for Health Colorado board meeting – Jay’s proposals http://www.healthinsurancecolorado.net/connect-for-health-colorado-board-jay-proposals/ http://www.healthinsurancecolorado.net/connect-for-health-colorado-board-jay-proposals/#comments Tue, 14 Jul 2015 22:00:11 +0000 http://www.healthinsurancecolorado.net/?p=8040 Earlier this month, Representative Hullinghorst, the Speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives, appointed Jay to the Connect for Health Colorado board of directors.  Jay and I have always worked as a team, and we're honored and excited to have the opportunity to help guide the exchange going forward.  We welcome feedback from the rest […]

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Proposed rate increases in Colorado: CO-OP up 21%, Kaiser up 2% http://www.healthinsurancecolorado.net/rate-increases-colorado-co-op-kaiser/ http://www.healthinsurancecolorado.net/rate-increases-colorado-co-op-kaiser/#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 21:57:47 +0000 http://www.healthinsurancecolorado.net/?p=8015 The back-story Last September, when we wrote about the fact that the average individual rates increase in Colorado was less than one percent for 2015, we noted that the overall rate increase was astoundingly low - far lower than anything we'd seen during our time in this industry. And although it will be several more weeks […]

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Is the King lawsuit an attempt to undermine the ACA? http://www.healthinsurancecolorado.net/is-king-lawsuit-attempt-undermine-aca/ http://www.healthinsurancecolorado.net/is-king-lawsuit-attempt-undermine-aca/#respond Fri, 19 Jun 2015 19:27:09 +0000 http://www.healthinsurancecolorado.net/?p=8007 Along with many of my fellow health wonks, I was glued to my computer yesterday morning, waiting to see if today would be the day SCOTUS announced a decision in King v. Burwell.  They didn't, so now we've got at least a few more days to wait (currently, the expectation is that the ruling will come […]

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Summertime! Health Wonk Review http://www.healthinsurancecolorado.net/summertime-hwr/ http://www.healthinsurancecolorado.net/summertime-hwr/#comments Thu, 04 Jun 2015 05:53:09 +0000 http://www.healthinsurancecolorado.net/?p=7989 Another school year has come to a close, it's still daylight well into the evening these days here in the northern hemisphere, and I've got summer on the brain.  So welcome to the Summertime! edition of the Health Wonk Review!  Since King v. Burwell is on a lot of minds these days, I thought we'd […]

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