September 18, 2017
Pennsylvania’s acting insurance commissioner has announced that she was unable to determine that there is sufficient additional basic insurance capacity to increase the current basic primary limits for calendar years 2018 and 2019.
September 15, 2017
New data released for 2016 by the U.S. Census Bureau shows that the rate of uninsured Americans dropped to a record low of 8.8 percent, or 28.1 million, compared to Americans who were uninsured during 2015 (9.1% or 29 million). Pennsylvania’s rate of uninsured for 2016 also dropped to a record low of 5.6 percent, compared to 6.4 percent during 2015.
August 15, 2017
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that insurers participating in the Health Insurance Marketplaces (HealthCare.gov) have until September 5 to file their final rates for 2018. The action provides additional time for insurers to adjust their premiums due to continued uncertainty surrounding the Affordable Care Act, including the possibility that cost-sharing reduction (CSR) subsidies will go unfunded next year.
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