health insurance exchange http://kuer.org en Utah Obamacare Enrollment Up More Than 400% http://kuer.org/post/utah-obamacare-enrollment-more-400 <p></p><p>The number of Utahns who have signed up for health insurance through the federal exchange quadrupled last month.&nbsp; That’s according to federal <a href="http://aspe.hhs.gov/health/reports/2013/MarketPlaceEnrollment/Dec2013/ib_2013dec_enrollment.pdf">enrollment data</a> released Wednesday morning.</p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 22:36:50 +0000 Andrea Smardon 39428 at http://kuer.org Utah Obamacare Enrollment Up More Than 400% Obama Administration Memos Reveal Utah Wanted Exchange Shut Down http://kuer.org/post/obama-administration-memos-reveal-utah-wanted-exchange-shut-down <p></p><p>Obama administration <a href="http://oversight.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/LMI-Meeting-Notes-October-2013.pdf">memos</a> released this week reveal that Utah insurance officials requested to shut down the state’s shopping portion of the federal exchange last month. The request was made after Utah’s biggest issuer, SelectHealth, was not appearing on the website marketplace.</p><p>Utah’s Assistant Insurance Commissioner Tanji Northrup says it took a few days after the federal exchange was launched on October 1<sup>st</sup> to figure out there was a major problem.</p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 19:33:21 +0000 Andrea Smardon 37947 at http://kuer.org Obama Administration Memos Reveal Utah Wanted Exchange Shut Down Why Some Utahns are Having Trouble Signing up for Medicaid http://kuer.org/post/why-some-utahns-are-having-trouble-signing-medicaid <p></p><p>More than 4000 Utahns have been stalled in their efforts to get health insurance because federal and state computer systems are not yet able to communicate.&nbsp; Officials from the state Department of Workforce Services say Utah was ready when the exchange went online October 1<sup>st</sup>, but the federal system was not.</p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 22:56:41 +0000 Andrea Smardon 37796 at http://kuer.org Why Some Utahns are Having Trouble Signing up for Medicaid Utah’s New Health Insurance Rates Revealed http://kuer.org/post/utah-s-new-health-insurance-rates-revealed <p></p><p>The federal health insurance exchange opened for business Tuesday, and state regulators have revealed the <a href="https://insurance.utah.gov/health/Health%20Refrom/ACA_Rate_Individual_20130927_OnExchange.pdf">rates</a> that Utahns have to choose from. In Salt Lake and Davis Counties, there is one insurer who has lower price plans than the rest. But insurance experts say consumers should look at more than just monthly premiums when making their choice.</p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 22:16:35 +0000 Andrea Smardon 36192 at http://kuer.org Utah’s New Health Insurance Rates Revealed Arches Health Plan Offers Non-Profit Alternative for Utahns http://kuer.org/post/arches-health-plan-offers-non-profit-alternative-utahns <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Open enrollment for the new health exchange marketplace starts October </span>1<sup>st</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and Utahns will have a variety of options for health insurance. Among the choices is a new insurance provider called Arches Health Plan.&nbsp; Arches is a non-profit cooperative governed by its members.&nbsp; Joining KUER in studio is the CEO Linn Baker, who has a long history with healthcare in Utah.&nbsp; He was founder and executive of the state&rsquo;s Public Employee&#39;s Health Program for more than three decades.</span></p> Sun, 29 Sep 2013 16:41:00 +0000 Andrea Smardon 36023 at http://kuer.org Arches Health Plan Offers Non-Profit Alternative for Utahns