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As Obamacare enrollment opens, insurers tweak plans


As open enrollment begins this weekend for the third year of Obamacare, insurance carriers in Arizona are “still trying to figure … out” which types of plans work best for them and for their customers. An estimated 100,000 Arizonans who could have received discounts on marketplace health coverage did not enroll this year. They were… Read More →

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona launches ‘Get In!’


Do you know what deductible, network or formulary means? If not, then you may pick the wrong health plan for you and your family. So that doesn’t happen, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) today announced Get In!, a free online resource to help when buying insurance. It aims to make health insurance easier to understand so Arizonans Get… Read More →

BCBSAZ launches open enrollment initiative


Nine out of 10 people are unaware they can enroll in health insurance starting November 15, according to the recent  Kaiser Health Tracking Poll. To help educate Arizonans, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona is launching a new program called, “Get In!”. It is designed to encourage Arizonans to get interested, to get informed and… Read More →

What does the Obamacare mean for small businesses?


Small-business owners who are anxiously waiting for regulators to finalize rules that will define the three-year-old Affordable Care Act remain uneasy. Their anxiety is justified since they are waiting for rules that will be enacted next year and no one knows what growing pains lie ahead. But they shouldn’t necessarily view the ACA as a… Read More →

Affordable Patient Care Act May Cause Businesses To Drop Healthcare Insurance

Affordable Patient Care Act - AZ Business Magazine November/December 2011

Although most small businesses in Arizona aren’t dropping their healthcare insurance plans right now, some are thinking about doing it when the Obama administration’s Affordable Patient Care Act is fully implemented in 2014. Meanwhile, many small business owners are also looking for new plans that will save them money, but may also slash benefits for… Read More →