Category Archives: Health

In Grandma’s Stocking: An Apple Watch To Monitor Falls, Track Heart Rhythms

Rachel Bluth, Kaiser Health News For more than a decade, the latest Apple products have been the annual must-have holiday gift for the tech-savvy. That raises the question: Is the newest Apple Watch on your list — either to give … Continue reading

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Retiring Early + Facing a Coverage Gap? Health Insurance for Age 62 to 65

Retirement knows no official age – at least not generally speaking. In terms of benefits, however, there are some parameters: 62 is the age at which you can start receiving Social Security retirement benefits (the amount is reduced until you … Continue reading

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5 Things To Know About ACA At Year 5

  Here are five important factors to keep in mind if you plan to sign up for 2018 coverage under the Affordable Care Act. 1. The health law has NOT been repealed. Despite the efforts of President Donald Trump and … Continue reading

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Past-Due Premiums, Missing Tax Forms May Hamstring Marketplace Customers

  The 2018 annual open-enrollment period for coverage on the health insurance marketplaces starts Wednesday. But if you don’t take care of lingering issues from your past coverage, they may come back to haunt you when you try to sign … Continue reading

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Trump signs executive order to relax health insurance rules

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday morning aiming to give consumers access to cheaper, skimpier health plans. But health policy experts say the plan could drive up premiums and make coverage less available for some. Source: Trump signs … Continue reading

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The American Health Care Act, as Compared to the Affordable Care Act [Infographic]

As the Senate gets ready to consider the American Health Care Act, refresh your memory on how the bill is different from the Affordable Care Act. See what would change and what would stay the same. Use Zane Benefits info-graphic … Continue reading

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Oregon begins review of 2018 proposed health insurance rates

Salem, OR—Oregonians can now see proposed rates for 2018 individual and small employer health insurance plans. Health insurance companies submitted rate requests to the Department of Consumer and Business Services, Division of Financial Regulation on May 15. The division must … Continue reading

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Oregon health insurers once again seek significant rate hikes – Portland Business Journal

The rate requests — which range from about 7 percent to nearly 22 percent in the individual market — are significant, but lower than requests from prior years. Source: Oregon health insurers once again seek significant rate hikes – Portland … Continue reading

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Do You Speak Repeal And Replace? Click Thought Bubbles For Translations | Kaiser Health News

Want to understand the complicated lingo surrounding the ongoing battle over the Affordable Care Act? We’ve got the guide for you. Source: Do You Speak Repeal And Replace? Click Thought Bubbles For Translations | Kaiser Health News

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Nearly 1 In 3 Recent FDA Drug Approvals Followed By Major Safety Actions | Kaiser Health News

More than 70 drugs approved from 2001 through 2010 ran into safety concerns later that resulted in withdrawals from the market, “black box” warnings or other actions. Source: Nearly 1 In 3 Recent FDA Drug Approvals Followed By Major Safety … Continue reading

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