Stories tagged: premiums
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018, 7:43 p.m.
Employers and employees in Washington state will start paying into a new paid family leave program next week, and benefits from the program will begin in 2020.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 10:35 p.m.
Idaho’s insurance market opened for business Wednesday, giving Gem State residents a month and a half to sign up for 2018 health insurance.
Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 1:49 p.m.
The bipartisan health care bill formally proposed Thursday in Congress would help stabilize insurance markets up-ended by the fierce partisan battle over “Obamacare.” For consumers, it offers a potential respite …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 2:54 p.m.
Frustrated over setbacks in Congress, President Donald Trump wielded his rule-making power Thursday to launch an end run that might get him closer to his goal of repealing and replacing …
Sat., Sept. 2, 2017
Delta’s business practices have routinely placed the company squarely between patients and the licensed dentists caring for them.
Wed., Aug. 16, 2017
The reality is that the ACA will remain the law for the forseeable future, so the responsible course is for Congress to stabilize the individual insurance market.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017, 8:56 a.m.
The Trump administration’s own actions are triggering double-digit premium increases on individual health insurance policies purchased by many consumers, a nonpartisan study has found.
UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017, 5:44 p.m.
A health care proposal from Senate conservatives would let insurers sell skimpy policies provided they also offer a comprehensive plan. It’s being billed as pro-consumer, allowing freedom of choice and …
Sat., May 20, 2017
The American Health Care Act will lower costs for everyone while caring for the most vulnerable in our communities.
Tue., May 9, 2017, 9:51 a.m.
Health insurers are asking for sharp increases in the cost of their Obamacare plans next year, thanks to instability in the law’s coverage markets that’s been compounded by the Trump …
Mon., April 10, 2017, 10:23 a.m.
The retail trends that are keeping U.S. shoppers away from malls are also putting a damper on deal-making. The number of mergers involving apparel, shoes and jewelry dropped 12 percent …
Sun., Jan. 8, 2017, 8:05 a.m.
Apparently Trump is unaware that the man he has tapped to dismantle Obamacare, Rep. Tom Price of Georgia, wants to steer us all into such “high deductible” insurance plans, with …
Sat., Oct. 29, 2016
Clinton would let Americans ages 55 to 64 buy in to Medicare. She should keep moving down the age ladder until everyone’s getting Medicare – and America has one efficient …
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016, 11:23 p.m.
It was ostensibly the news Senate and House Republicans had been waiting for: Two weeks before Election Day, the public gets word that the average premium in Obama’s health insurance …
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016
The final two Spokesman-Review endorsements cover the insurance commissioner’s race and a simple housekeeping measure related to redistricting. Insurance Commissioner. When full-scale implementation of the Affordable Care Act occurred, Insurance …
Tue., June 14, 2016, 11:24 a.m.
Idaho health insurers say they want to raise premiums an average of 27 percent next year because they are losing money.
Fri., May 20, 2016
Health insurance companies selling individual policies in Washington are seeking to increase their rates by an average of 13.5 percent in 2017
Tue., Sept. 11, 2012, 8:23 a.m.
WASHINGTON — It sounds like good news: Annual premiums for job-based family health plans went up only 4 percent this year. But hang on to your wallets. Premiums averaged $15,745, …