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4 Tips to Maintain Your Online Reputation

online reputation
December 17th, 2014

As an agent in the digital age, you no doubt know the importance of your online reputation. Today, more than ever, prospects go online to research an agency before doing business. A few bad reviews or angry tweets can deter potential customers if you fail to address the issues. However, maintaining a good online reputation [...]

Federal Exchange Withstands Enrollment Surge has cost about $2.1 billion to maintain, according to new analysis.
December 16th, 2014

Yesterday, consumers flooded to meet the December 15th deadline for choosing health coverage that goes into effect on the first of the year. Fortunately for them, the newly revamped federal enrollment portal held up despite the spike in traffic. The Obama administration said the site can withstand 250,000 users, with the option of adding [...]

Despite having insurance, many still delaying medical services [Video]

December 16th, 2014

Health insurance provides individuals with coverage to pay for treatment should they become sick or need medical services, which everyone needs at one point or another. 

PPACA Partners with 7-Eleven to Promote Enrollment could cause some frustration in November, the newly appointed CEO to the website recently indicated.
December 15th, 2014

The Obama administration is casting a wider this open enrollment. In an effort to enroll hard-to-reach consumers, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has partnered with 7-Eleven minimarts to promote federal and state health insurance exchanges. Now, ads prompting customers to sign up for coverage will appear at the bottom of the convenience [...]

5 Off-Exchange Enrollment Trends

Couple Shopping for Health Insurance
December 12th, 2014

With the 2015 open enrollment period well underway, a few trends are starting to emerge. This week, the online health insurance carrier, eHealth released data from its price index along with a survey of 1,500 customers to offer a snapshot of off-exchange enrollment. Here’s what they found: Rising Premiums The average monthly premium for individual [...]

Could Google and Apple replace telematics?

December 11th, 2014

Today, driver-monitoring programs require customers to use expensive devices to track their activity. However, an Android or iPhone app would cut carriers’ upfront costs and encourage more drivers to participate in these cost-reducing programs. But in addition to convenience and affordability, the smartphone takeover would affect the insurance industry’s ability to collect its own loss [...]

Half of Americans won’t return to this year [VIDEO]

December 11th, 2014

Transcript Headed into the second open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act, surely you remember the botched rollout that prevented millions of people from being able to sign up. Well, it turns out that even a year later, many consumers are getting cold feet about returning to the exchanges. A new survey from Princeton [...]

Cyber Security Still a Concern for Health Care Consumers

December 10th, 2014

Nearly 8 in 10 consumers are worried about health data security, a PwC Health Research study found. Released at the Forbes Health Summit in December, the study also revealed: 78 percent of the 1,000 consumers surveyed worry about medical data security in general. Nearly 70 percent are concerned about sharing health data via smartphones. 56 [...]

Florida Exchange to Offer ACA-Compliant Plans

December 9th, 2014

Florida Health Choices, the state’s alternative to federal health reform, will soon offer comprehensive health insurance –in time for the 2015 open enrollment period, the SaintPetersBlog reported. Right now, the site only offers health discount cards and limited plans. The site’s CEO, Rose Naff, said in a letter to federal officials that insurance companies will [...]

3 Big Health Enrollment Findings has cost about $2.1 billion to maintain, according to new analysis.
December 8th, 2014

We’re nearly one month into the 2015 health insurance enrollment period, and the numbers are filtering in. The PPACA federal exchange is reporting much higher application totals this year. However, this may be because the 2015 enrollment period is shorter, and insurers are must try to re-enroll previous customers in addition to attracting new ones. [...]