State Roundup: CO, VA, MA, NH, NV
Colorado’s 2.0 “Kentucky-style” system that is supposed to simplify the way people get health insurance won’t be ready until days before the Nov. 15 open enrollment starts.
And as Colorado’s health exchange enters its busy season, a third “chief” has announced she’s leaving Connect for Health Colorado. Chief Executive Patty Fontneau departed in August. Chief Financial Officer Cammie Blais left two weeks ago. And Chief Operating Officer Lindy Hinman announced her resignation and plans to leave next month after open enrollment begins.
Virginia is getting $9.3 million in federal funding to help residents sign up for health insurance.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe said the money will help hire more than 100 people to help with enrollment that runs from Nov. 15 through Feb. 15.
The governor's office says the grant will play a large role in helping McAuliffe implement his plan to expand health care to more than 200,000 Virginians.
Massachusetts has received $13.9 million from the federal government to help pay for outreach efforts necessary to transition more than 400,000 people from existing state health insurance to a revised one under the Affordable Care Act.
One of the new insurers set to begin offering plans on New Hampshire’s health care exchange next year announced its rates Thursday.
Maine Community Health Options is one of five insurance companies offering plans in 2015.
Nevadans who purchase health insurance on their own or through a small business can now see how much it will cost in 2015 at doi.nv.gov.
The Nevada Division of Insurance has posted all approved Plan Year 2015 health insurance rates, plan documents, formularies and provider networks, for the Individual and Small Group markets online at doi.nv.gov. This is the first chance Nevadans will have to view the cost of health insurance for 2015.
“Overall, in 2015 the health insurance market is looking very competitive and stable,” said Insurance Commissioner Scott J. Kipper. “Existing plans on the individual market are experiencing a four to eight percent increase, which is lower than the increase in health care costs. In the small group market, rates are remaining relatively flat.”