Ratings agency Moody's Investors Service said Wednesday that it has changed its outlook on the U.S. life insurance industry to "Stable" from "Negative." Moody's said it expects economic growth rates to improve slowly and interest rates to continue to rise in 2014..» Read More
TOKYO, Dec 4- Japanese government bond prices edged higher on Wednesday, tracking gains in U.S.
WASHINGTON, Dec 3- Insurers fear that a retooling of the government-run health insurance website and a fresh surge of enrollees has opened the floodgates to more problems for President Barack Obama's health policy overhaul, a trade group said on Tuesday.
Oregon has received just 219 paper applications for Obamacare insurance, and the state's online health care exchange still isn't working.
Clint Jones, GoHealthInsurance CEO, explains how consumers can find health insurance coverage directly through his company's online portal.
MONTGOMERY, Ala.-- Alabama's health insurance program for education employees is looking at a $220 million shortfall in funding for the next fiscal year, which may have to be made up by requiring many participants to pay more.
HELENA, Mont.-- Montana's largest health insurer says it won't extend policies that don't meet coverage requirements under the new federal health care law. Spokesman John Doran said in a statement Monday that Blue Cross had prepared for 2014 by developing only Affordable Care Act-compliant plans.
UnitedHealth Group Inc.' s projections for earnings and revenue growth next year fall well short of Wall Street's expectations for the nation's largest health insurer. Funding cuts to Medicare Advantage coverage have fueled UnitedHealth's relatively conservative expectations for this year and next.
CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports State exchanges have confirmed their enrollment numbers at about 230,000.
At the end of the day, says former Secretary of Health & Human Services Michael Leavitt, "people will have purchased their insurance or not." He discusses the need for the administration to find a solution to the glitches on Healthcare.gov, and give confidence to insurers and Americans.
Insurers complain the back end systems, which are supposed to deliver consumer information to them, still aren't working.
By Leika Kihara, Yoshifumi Takemoto and Sumio Ito. TOKYO, Dec 2- A year into "Abenomics," it was not supposed to be like this for the Bank of Japan. BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda's massive burst of money-printing- almost $70 billion a month- has driven the yen down and Tokyo stocks up.
"The bottom line, healthare.gov is night and day from where it was on Oct 1," said Jeff Zients on Sunday, who is in charge of fixing the web site.
But specialists said weeks of work lie ahead, including a major reconfiguration of the computer hardware.
WASHINGTON, Nov 27- The Obama administration says it is on target to make its problematic health insurance website work smoothly for the "vast majority" of users by this weekend, but some Americans who want coverage by Jan. 1 may not be able to get it- even if they successfully navigate the portal and sign up for a plan.
WASHINGTON, Nov 27- In its current disarray, Obamacare is providing Republicans with a steady stream of stories that any campaign manager would consider priceless: tales of ordinary people, some dreadfully ill, with canceled health insurance thanks to President Barack Obama's healthcare law.
WASHINGTON, Nov 27- The Obama administration on Wednesday announced a one-year delay in online health insurance enrollment for small businesses with 50 or fewer full-time workers that could qualify for subsidized coverage under Obamacare.
WASHINGTON, Nov 27- The Obama administration on Wednesday announced a one-year delay in online health insurance enrollment for small businesses with fewer than 50 full-time workers that qualify for subsidized coverage under Obamacare.
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield will give one-year renewals for health insurance plans that don't meet the minimum standards of the Affordable Care Act _ a move President Barack Obama's administration recently said it would allow after millions of Americans received notices that their plans were being cancelled.
WASHINGTON, Nov 26- The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Tuesday to consider religious objections made by corporations to a provision of Obamacare requiring employers to provide health insurance that covers birth control. One of the cases was filed by arts and crafts retailer Hobby Lobby Stores Inc and Mardel, a chain of Christian bookstores.
WASHINGTON, Nov 26- The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Tuesday to consider religious objections made by corporations to a provision of the 2010 federal healthcare law requiring employers to provide health insurance that covers birth control.