Monday, November 4, 2013

Special Investigation: How Insurers Are Hiding Obamacare Benefits From Customers

L2f3rps0dwdy3xxqcgrwMany health insurers, as policies renew, are just treating it like an ordinary annual roll-over.  Your policy has expired (they're always annual) here's your new, more expensive one.  But they fail to tell customers about the ACA marketplace.  Combined with the conservative efforts to sabotage Obamacare millions may not learn of the benefits of the often-subsidized Obamacare policies. - gwc
Special Investigation: How Insurers Are Hiding Obamacare Benefits From Customers:
by Dylan Scott // Talking Points Memo
 "Across the country, insurance companies have sent misleading letters to consumers, trying to lock them into the companies' own, sometimes more expensive health insurance plans rather than let them shop for insurance and tax credits on the Obamacare marketplaces -- which could lead to people like Donna spending thousands more for insurance than the law intended. In some cases, mentions of the marketplace in those letters are relegated to a mere footnote, which can be easily overlooked. The extreme lengths to which some insurance companies are going to hold on to existing customers at higher price, as the Affordable Care Act fundamentally re-orders the individual insurance market, has caught the attention of state insurance regulators."

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