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Markel Insurance Services
1400 Buford Hwy., Ste. G-2
Sugar Hill, GA, 30518

Phone:
678-804-7772

Fax:
678-804-6082

License:
GA: 528264

Insurance Brokers:
Steven Markel

Health Care Insurance News

The Scoop: August 23, 2019 Edition

In this week's edition of The Scoop: Reinsurance gets federal approval in Montana and Delaware; Maryland short-term plans will cover mental health/substance abuse treatment; Colorado considers an SEP for Medigap enrollees; Simple Health Plans customers across nation get a special enrollment period; the list of insurers entering marketplaces for 2020 grows; North Carolina legislation would expand access to association health plans.


How immigrants are getting health coverage

Let’s take a look at the health insurance options for immigrants, and how they’ve changed – or haven’t changed – under the Affordable Care Act.


New Mexico health insurance marketplace: history and news of the state’s exchange

All four of New Mexico's exchange insurers will continue to offer coverage for 2019. Rates are decreasing slightly, after sharp increases in 2018. And New Mexico plans to switch to a state-run enrollment platform in the fall of 2020, and will stop using HealthCare.gov at that point.


Delaware health insurance marketplace: history and news of the state’s exchange

Highmark continues to be the only insurer in the Delaware exchange in 2019. The cost of CSR was added to premiums for all plans in 2018, but Highmark added the cost of CSR only to silver plan rates for 2019. Average rates increased by just 3 percent in 2019.


Medicare in Colorado

Nearly 900,000 Colorado residents have Medicare, and about 13 percent of them are under age 65. Since 2003, Colorado has required Medigap insurers to offer plans to people who are under 65 and enrolled in Medicare due to a disability.


Georgia health insurance marketplace: history and news of the state’s exchange

Georgia has four insurers offering marketplace plans in 2019, but that's expected to grow to six in 2020, with Oscar and CareSource planning to join the exchange. The current insurers have proposed average rate increases of 2.4 percent for 2020.


North Carolina health insurance marketplace: history and news of the state’s exchange

All three existing insurers have proposed average rate decreases for 2020, and Bright Health plans to join the exchange in the Charlotte and Winston-Salem areas.


Montana health insurance marketplace: history and news of the state’s exchange

Montana's exchange has three insurers offering plans. For 2019, the average rate increase was about 5.7 percent. But Montana has received federal approval for a reinsurance program, and as a result, insurers have proposed an average rate decrease of more than 10% for 2020.


Short-term health insurance in Maryland

Maryland enacted legislation in 2018 to limit short-term health insurance plans to three months and prohibit renewal. And another law, enacted in 2019, requires short-term health plans to cover mental health and substance abuse treatment as of October 2019.


Florida health insurance marketplace: history and news of the state’s exchange

Florida has the highest exchange enrollment of any state in the country, with more than 1.78 million people enrolled for 2019 (a new record high). The average proposed rate increase for 2020 is just 1.2%, and two insurers — Bright and Cigna — plan to join the exchange for 2020.


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