Health Plans & Payor Services

Affordable Care Act Sign-Ups Total 11.4M for This Year

About 11.4 million consumers signed up for health coverage on the Affordable Care Act’s exchanges in the 50 states and Washington, D.C., this year, according to data released Wednesday by the Trump administration, marking the third straight year sign-ups have remained steady. Among consumers in the 38 states that use the HealthCare.gov platform, the average […]

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AmeriLife® Expands Medicare-Centric Services with Acquisition of Jack Schroeder & Associates

AmeriLife Group, LLC (AmeriLife), the national leader in marketing and distributing life, health and retirement solutions, has acquired a majority interest in Jack Schroeder and Associates, LLC (JSA), an insurance marketing organization based in Green Bay, Wisc. This transaction – along with the recent acquisitions of Stephens-Matthews – further expands AmeriLife’s capabilities and distribution reach

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Trump Rejects Obamacare Special Enrollment Period Amid Pandemic

The Trump administration has decided against reopening Obamacare enrollment to uninsured Americans during the coronavirus pandemic, defying calls from health insurers and Democrats to create a special sign-up window amid the health crisis. President Donald Trump and administration officials recently said they were considering relaunching HealthCare.gov, the federal enrollment site, and insurers said they privately

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The Hilb Group Acquires Healthcare Liability Consultants

Henrico County-based insurance company The Hilb Group LLC (THG) announced Tuesday the acquisition of Cleveland, Ohio-based Healthcare Liability Consultants Agency Inc., effective March 1. THG also hired the Healthcare Liability Consultants owner owner and medical malpractice insurance specialist Julie Paton as a producer. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Founded in 2009, THG

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Impacts of United’s Recent Strategic Terminations and Emergence as a Provider on the Healthcare Marketplace

UnitedHealthcare (“United”), the nation’s largest health insurer, is using a dual strategy to put downward pressure on provider reimbursement rates: (1) strategic contract terminations, combined with (2) heavy investment in its own physician practice operations to allow it to directly compete in the market and drive down rates. The competitive impacts of United’s stature as

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