A health insurance exchange, which is also known as a Health Insurance Marketplace, is a set of government regulated and standardized health care plans in the United States. The Marketplace is a new way to find health coverage that helps people who do not have coverage or people who have coverage but want other options of coverage. When using the Health Insurance Marketplace, the applicant will fill out an application and will be able to see all the available health plans available in their area. The information that the applicant must provide in order to determine the best coverage is their household size and income to see if they are able to get lower costs on premiums for private plans. The applicants are also able to see if they qualify for free or low cost coverage through Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP (Marketplace). Most Americans will be able to use the Marketplace and can apply for coverage in three ways: online, by mail, or in person. All insurance plans are offered by private companies, but the Marketplace is run by the state or the federal government depending on where the person lives. The Marketplace will make information simple about prices and benefits for people to understand so there is no confusion about what type of insurance they should be enrolled in. A bonus to the Marketplace is that these applicants are also able to compare multiple plans to choose what is right for them as far as the amount of coverage and premiums they are paying. New York will open its new health care exchange on October 1st, 2013 with the hope of insuring more than 1 million uninsured New Yorkers. NY has more than 2.7…
Health insurance is the key that opens the door to many treatments and to a better healthier life. Unfortunately, many people in The United States do not have access to this key. In the United States today the fact is that there are more than 45 million people uninsured (Tr ried pg20). This, simply put, is unacceptable for the nation that spends the most on healthcare each year. The coverage offered is relatively poor to none in many of the areas that need it the most. With the lack of coverage comes…
Federally-facilitated Health Insurance Marketplace
A central component of the Affordable Care Act is the establishment of a Health Insurance Marketplace (formerly known as an Exchange) in each state.
Each state is expected to have its Marketplace up and running by the beginning of the "open enrollment period," October 01, 2013. Coverage is slated to go into effect on January 01, 2014.
State-based Marketplace: A state can establish and operate its own Marketplace.
Federally-facilitated Marketplace: States…
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Directions – Matrix
For each type of insurance listed in the matrix, identity three functions, three coverage characteristics, and three companies that offer this type of insurance.
|Type of Insurance |Functions |Coverage Characteristics |Companies That Offer It |
|Auto |Covers “theft risk”, Covers…
well as efficient for people with health care. There are concerns about Medicare spending are front and center in discussions of how our federal budget deficit. America needs to ensure it maintains a health care safety assuring no one suffers due to lack of essential health care. Obamacare will increase health care costs.
The Government has took over drastically on health care. The authorities have empowered with telling the doctors and hospitals that quality health care and what not are the best…
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Life and Health Insurance
1. The five basic types of health insurance are HMO’S, PPO’S, EPO’S, POS and Medicare. Medicare is a federal health insurance program for people over 65 or certain disabilities. HMO plans directly employ or have contracts with selected physicians, surgeons and so on and offer there service for a fixed monthly premium. PPO insurance utilize…
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Previous experience with various work systems and applications.
We are a major health insurance company, part of the a larger family of companies, that is comprised of three specialized businesses dedicated to meeting the health care benefits needs of individuals and groups; all part of something greater, but each with a specialized focus:
The sector of Employer & Individual works with individuals…
· We present the Facts on Obama Care (ObamaCare) / The Health Care for America plan. Our goal is to help you understand the basics of the Obama Care health care plan and bill, so you can decide for yourself what you think of ObamaCare, based on the facts and not the News Radio / TV opinions
· • ObamaCare's goal is to provide affordable health insurance for all US citizens.
· • ObamaCare does not replace private insurance, Medicare or Medicaid
· • ObamaCare reforms and expands Medicaid in order…
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Health Insurance Matrix
Origin: When was the model first used?
What kind of payment system is used, such as prospective, retrospective, or concurrent?
Who pays for care?
What is the access structure, such as gatekeeper, open-access, and so forth?
How does the model affect patients? Include pros and cons.
How does the model affect providers? Include pros and cons.
In 1932 the American Medical Association (AMA) adopted a strong position…
changes in the country’s health care system. The goal of the Affordable Care Act is reduction of the number of uninsured individuals and health care expenses. Some call the reform unconstitutional, some fear inefficient implementation will lead to the opposite of the anticipated health care cost reduction. According to Kaiser Health Tracking Poll 29% of Americans have very unfavorable opinion of the health reform law compared to only 18% with very favorable attitude (See Health Data, 2010-2011).