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Health Insurance Networks

Health Insurance Networks

| March 24, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – The Maine House has endorsed a bill that aims to provide clarity to “narrow” health insurance provider networks that exclude some hospitals and doctors. The Democratic-led House gave initial approval to Democratic Rep. Paul McGowan’s bill with a 92-48 vote on Monday The measure would require carriers to disclose to consumers […]

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Penalty Fees For Not Having Health Coverage Increase Each Year

Penalty Fees For Not Having Health Coverage Increase Each Year

| January 2, 2014

Health care reforms under the affordable care act officially kicked in at the start of the new year. Under the act, everyone must have health coverage or face a penalty fee. You can elect not to have health coverage, but because the affordable care act requires it, you’ll be penalized. You may find yourself asking, […]

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Health Care Signup Deadline Extended One Day, Some Mainers Have Longer

Health Care Signup Deadline Extended One Day, Some Mainers Have Longer

| December 23, 2013

The deadline to sign up for health insurance has been extended through Christmas Eve. According to the healthcare.gov website, you have to sign up by the end of the 23rd in order to be covered by January 1st…but the Obama administration said Monday afternoon that folks will have one more day. Here in Maine, some […]

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More Mainers Signing Up for Health Insurance Online

More Mainers Signing Up for Health Insurance Online

| December 11, 2013

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – The federal government says more than five times as many Mainers signed up for health insurance on the online exchange in the second month of enrollment compared to the first. The figures released today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services show that roughly 1,480 Mainers picked a plan […]

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Some Mainers Get Through on Healthcare Website

Some Mainers Get Through on Healthcare Website

| November 13, 2013

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Federal officials say about 270 Maine residents successfully signed up for health insurance plans on the troubled health care exchange website in the first month of open enrollment. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the highly-anticipated enrollment figures on Wednesday. According to the report, more than 3,500 Maine […]

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