individual market

If you like your plan, Coloradans, can you still keep it? More Obamacare individual policy facts

Type: Press Coverage
Published Date: November 14, 2013
Author: Booth, Mike

By Mike Booth
The Denver Post

Some Coloradans with canceled insurance policies for 2014 are angry and confused, and rightfully so, at least on the confused part. I'm not sure even the president understands all the ins and outs of existing insurance policies and what is allowed and what isn't.

Straight Talk on Health Care Reform: Grandfathered plans, the ACA and the 'If you like your plan ...' pledge

Type: Email Communications
Published Date: November 14, 2013
Author: Semro, Bob

President Obama, on many occasions, said, "If you like your plan you can keep it."  However, we've heard many stories about Americans who can't keep their old insurance coverage, and last week, the president apologized, saying, "I am sorry that they are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me."(1)

The Affordable Care Act: Insurance Exchanges – A New Marketplace, Individual Market (Part 2)

Type: PowerPoint Presentation
Published Date: September 13, 2013
Author: Hallgren, KathleenSemro, Bob

In this narrated Powerpoint presentation, policy analyst Bob Semro explains the individual market in Colorado's health insurance exchange, Connect for Health Colorado.

Click on image or Powerpoint link below.

Individual Exchange Part 2

 

 

The Affordable Care Act: Insurance Exchanges – A New Marketplace, Individual Market (Part 1)

Type: PowerPoint Presentation
Published Date: September 13, 2013
Author: Hallgren, KathleenSemro, Bob

In this narrated Powerpoint presentation, policy analyst Bob Semro explains the individual market in Colorado's health insurance exchange, Connect for Health Colorado.

Exchange Individual Part 1

 

 

The Affordable Care Act: The Individual Mandate

Type: PowerPoint Presentation
Published Date: September 5, 2013
Author: Hallgren, KathleenSemro, Bob

In this narrated Powerpoint presentation, policy analyst Bob Semro explains the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate. Click on image or PPT link below.

Straight talk on health care reform: Coloradans to share in rebates as ACA's medical loss ratios kick in

Type: Email Communications
Published Date: April 27, 2012
Author: Semro, Bob

Consumers and businesses nationwide will receive an estimated $1.3 billion in rebates in August from health insurance companies that spent more on administration, overhead and profits than allowed under the Affordable Care Act, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.

In Colorado, individuals and businesses will receive almost $26 million. Insurance companies will send rebates to 511,684 enrollees, for an average of $54.58 for each enrollee in the individual market, $82.62 in the small-group market and $47.84 in the large-group market.

HB-10 1008: Concerning a prohibition against consideration of gender in setting rates for individual health insurance policies.

Type: Opportunity Note
Published Date: February 4, 2010
Author: Judy, Debra

This bill represents a net opportunity gain for Colorado. By equalizing the cost of health insurance premiums paid by men and women in the non-group market, the bill will reduce gender discrimination in health insurance. The bill will help reduce the financial barriers that women face to quality, affordable health care in Colorado.

Summary of Legislation

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