HELENA — Since the launch of the federal government’s online health insurance “marketplace” in Montana last October, a net 30,000 Montanans have gained new health coverage, the state auditor’s office said Tuesday.
Changes often bring frustration and confusion, and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act has been no different. Despite the long implementation time frame, the federal exchange — Healthcare.gov (the online market place for Montanans) — was not ready. This added frustration and confusion.
HELENA — The state insurance commissioner said Monday that health insurers in Montana can choose to extend 2013 individual and small-group policies that had been canceled because they didn’t comply with new rules under Obamacare.
HELENA — The Obama administration’s attempt Thursday to allow people to keep old health-insurance plans slated for cancellation is creating more confusion in an already tumultuous market, Montana’s insurance commissioner said.
HELENA — In Montana, as many as 20,000 holders of individual health insurance policies are getting or will get letters from insurers saying their current policies don’t comply with Obamacare regulations and are being “discontinued.” But insurers say the letters are not cancellations, and tha…
HELENA – The state’s top insurance official on Monday released the premiums Montanans will pay for health insurance policies they buy on the new Obamacare marketplace in 2014 -- and said she is “pleasantly surprised” by the prices.
Editor’s note: This story is the second of a two-part series on Montana’s new health insurance marketplace, a key component of the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama’s signature health-care reform law.
HELENA – Come October, Montanans should be able to shop for health insurance on a new Internet marketplace, and anywhere from 150,000 to 200,000 Montanans will be eligible for federal subsidies to help pay for the policies.
HELENA — PacificSource, one of the newest and biggest private health insurers in Montana, is opening a new main office for the state in Helena and has hired a Montana insurance executive as its regional director.
HELENA — The chief financial examiner for the state's insurance regulator recommended approval Tuesday of a $1.5 million deal for an Oregon company to buy part of Montana's third-largest health-insurance company.
HELENA — What started as a group of Montana hospitals ditching their health insurance business and handing it off to industry giant Blue Cross turned out a whole lot differently last week.
HELENA — This week’s antitrust deal involving Montana’s two biggest health insurers sets up a substantial new player in the Montana market: PacificSource, a $1 billion company from Oregon that’s on an expansion kick.
HELENA — An Oregon insurance firm is slated to take over as much as 40 percent of the customers of New West Health Services, the state’s second-largest private health insurer, as part of an antitrust agreement announced Tuesday by U.S. and state justice officials.
HELENA — The U.S. Justice Department, whose antitrust division is reviewing the transfer or sale of portions of New West Health Services, has raised concerns about market concentration if most of that business goes to the state’s dominant health insurer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana, t…