ARPA Subsidy Expiration Could Drive 2023 Premium Rate Changes
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ARPA Subsidy Expiration Could Drive 2023 Premium Rate Changes

The expiration of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) premium subsidies and the return of Medicaid redeterminations will likely result in 2023 premium rate changes for individual and small group health insurance plans, according to an issue brief from the American Academy of Actuaries. As payers begin their premium rate filing process, they must consider projected medical…

MORE TIME TO ENROLL

MORE TIME TO ENROLL

The Colorado Division of Insurance is offering a Disaster Relief Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for uninsured Coloradans who have been affected by either the Marshall Fire or the surge in Omicron COVID-19 infections. This SEP is in effect from January 16 – March 16, 2022 and is available for both on and off marketplace enrollments. Coloradans will…

Many insurers are no longer waiving cost sharing for COVID-19 treatment
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Many insurers are no longer waiving cost sharing for COVID-19 treatment

Last year, during the height of the pandemic, many insurers voluntarily waived patient cost sharing for COVID-19 treatment. Cost sharing is what a patient owes out of their own pocket, either through a deductible, copay or coinsurance. Insurers waived those costs while experiencing record profits due to many people across the country putting off care…

The Delta variant: Will dental offices be forced to close again?
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The Delta variant: Will dental offices be forced to close again?

The Delta variant of COVID-19 is causing widespread worry in the dental profession. Amber Auger, MPH, RDH, stresses the importance of vaccination and protocols for keeping patients and offices safe. As of this writing (August 2021), the Delta variant is sweeping the country, leaving us with active cases of COVID-19 at levels that we have…