INSURANCE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/INSURANCE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Plan to simplify 2015 health renewals may backfire http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58229719-68/health-financial-consumers-plan.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58229719-68/health-financial-consumers-plan.html.csp">Plan to simplify 2015 health renewals may backfire</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-27T20:19:09.131-06:00">Updated Jul 27, 2014 08:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • If you have health insurance on your job, you probably don’t give much thought to each year’s renewal. But make the same assumption in one of the new health law plans, and it could lead to costly surprises. Insurance exchange customers who opt for convenience by automatically renewing their coverage for 2015 are likely to receive dated and inaccurate financial aid amounts from the government, say industry officials, advocates and other experts. If those amounts are too low, consumer...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58229719@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 20:19:09 MDT Dionne: Ideologue judges out to sabotage Obamacare http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58216124-82/law-circuit-judge-states.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58216124-82/law-circuit-judge-states.html.csp">Dionne: Ideologue judges out to sabotage Obamacare</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By E.J. Dionne</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-24T01:01:04.415-06:00">Updated Jul 24, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens captured our ideal when he wrote of the judge as “an impartial guardian of the rule of law.” By effectively gutting the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday, two members of a three-judge panel on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals showed how far right-leaning jurists have strayed from such impartiality. We are confronted with a conservative judiciary that will use any argument it can muster to win ideological victories that elude their s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58216124@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:01:04 MDT More than 100K Utahns to get refunds from health insurers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/58216485-200/refunds-health-average-care.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/58216485-200/refunds-health-average-care.html.csp">More than 100K Utahns to get refunds from health insurers</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matt Canham</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T22:39:18.951-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 10:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Because their health insurer failed to spend enough money on patient care, more than 100,000 Utahns will soon get a check in the mail, a rebate to their bank account or a smaller-than-expected insurance bill. Under the Affordable Care Act, insurers must spend at least 80 percent of the money collected through premiums on patient care. Those who fail to hit the mark have to give refunds to their customers. A report released Thursday by the federal government shows that 104,576 Utahns will split $...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58216485@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:39:18 MDT Editorial: Republicans waste energy fighting ACA http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215831-82/court-federal-health-insurance.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215831-82/court-federal-health-insurance.html.csp">Editorial: Republicans waste energy fighting ACA</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T17:13:01.611-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 05:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">If Republicans, in Utah and across the country, had taken one-tenth of the energy they’ve devoted to trying to kill the Affordable Care Act — and, with it, the most viable hope this nation has of raising its health care availability to the level of the civilized world — and instead devoted it to fixing Obamacare’s many rough edges, we’d have a pretty good system by now. Instead, GOP stalwarts such as Sen. Orrin Hatch and Gov. Gary Herbert are doing an I-told-you-do dance over what they imagine ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58215831@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:13:01 MDT Bloomberg View: No, Obamacare isn’t dead http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58214613-82/obamacare-federal-subsidies-exchanges.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58214613-82/obamacare-federal-subsidies-exchanges.html.csp">Bloomberg View: No, Obamacare isn’t dead</a></h4>