Indiana Health Insurance News

Health Care Reform Impacts Indiana Maternity Coverage

Starting in the fall, all new health plans must cover certain preventive screenings and other services for pregnant women at no additional cost to the patient. Those include folic acid supplements, which reduce the risk of neural tube defects in developing fetuses,...

U.S. Government Posts Dependent Health Care Regulations

Federal agencies are rushing young adult dependent coverage interim final rules into effect without going through the usual comment period. The Employee Benefits Security Administration, an arm of the U.S. Department of Labor, has posted a preliminary version of the...

Health Care Reform – Frequently Asked Questions

The new health reform law is the most far-reaching health legislation since the creation of the Medicare and Medicaid programs. The following is a look at the impact of the law, which will extend insurance coverage to 32 million additional Americans by 2019, but which...

Obama Asks For Federal Health Rate Approval Authority

President Obama has unveiled a health bill proposal that could give federal regulators the authority to regulate health insurance rates. The rate regulation provision is part of a proposal that the Obama administration has drafted in an effort to “bridge the gap”...

Indiana Attorney General to Review Federal Health Care Bill

Republican U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar is asking the Indiana attorney general to conduct a legal analysis of the Senate health insurance proposal. Attorney General Greg Zoeller says he’ll look at the constitutionality of parts of the federal health care bill, including...

Senate Health Bill Amendment Hard On Doctors, Tanning Centers

Drafters of a proposed Senate health bill manager’s amendment say Medicare should cut physicians’ reimbursement rates 21% in 2010, rather than increasing the reimbursement rates 0.5%, according to the Congressional Budget Office. The proposed amendment also would make...

Senator Dick Durbin On Health Reform Bill: Let Us Vote

Sen. Richard Durbin has accused Republicans in the Senate of stalling on consideration of H.R. 3590, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act bill. “The Republicans in the Senate want to drag this out,” Durbin, D-Ill., said this afternoon, as the Senate began...

CMS To Humana: Stop Mailings

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has told Humana Inc. to stop mailing subscribers a letter suggesting that health care reform legislation could cause them to lose Medicare Advantage benefits and services. The Humana letter warns that enrollees could lose...

Anthem Indiana Blue Cross and Blue Shield Introduces SmartSense® and Premier individual plans, price-conscious plans targeted at the uninsured

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield (Anthem) is proud to introduce two suites of PPO products called SmartSense® and Premier that will provide even more affordable individual insurance options. Plus, Anthem has a new plan option of locking in rates for up to five years...

Health Care Reform Impacts Indiana Maternity Coverage

Starting in the fall, all new health plans must cover certain preventive screenings and other services for pregnant women at no additional cost to the patient. Those include folic acid supplements, which reduce the risk of neural tube defects in developing fetuses,...

Health Care Reform – Frequently Asked Questions

The new health reform law is the most far-reaching health legislation since the creation of the Medicare and Medicaid programs. The following is a look at the impact of the law, which will extend insurance coverage to 32 million additional Americans by 2019, but which...

Obama Asks For Federal Health Rate Approval Authority

President Obama has unveiled a health bill proposal that could give federal regulators the authority to regulate health insurance rates. The rate regulation provision is part of a proposal that the Obama administration has drafted in an effort to “bridge the gap”...

Senator Dick Durbin On Health Reform Bill: Let Us Vote

Sen. Richard Durbin has accused Republicans in the Senate of stalling on consideration of H.R. 3590, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act bill. “The Republicans in the Senate want to drag this out,” Durbin, D-Ill., said this afternoon, as the Senate began...

CMS To Humana: Stop Mailings

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has told Humana Inc. to stop mailing subscribers a letter suggesting that health care reform legislation could cause them to lose Medicare Advantage benefits and services. The Humana letter warns that enrollees could lose...