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New Insurance Protections for California Consumers

New Insurance Protections for California Consumers

Beginning January 1, 2023, Californians will benefit from newly created consumer protections as several new state laws sponsored by Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara during the last legislative session take effect. The new laws address climate change, expand access to reproductive health and care, safeguard health protection, protect against fraud, and ensure public safety. “Consumer protection …

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Consumers are prioritizing digital health, but only through a single platform

Consumers are prioritizing digital health, but only through a single platform

New Survey by PYMNTS and Lynx Reveals Consumers Are Highly Interested in Accessing and Managing Their Health and Insurance Services Through Digital Health, But They Don’t Want to Use Multiple Portals or Apps to Do This . The key to consumer adoption of digital health is ease of use, whether for clinical care or payment …

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Poll: Consumers Engaged in Connected Health, But Concerned About Privacy

Poll: Consumers Engaged in Connected Health, But Concerned About Privacy

A new national survey has found that consumers are excited to use connected health technologies, but are concerned about data privacy issues. The survey, the results of which were published in a press release published on Tuesday, December 13, found that “Americans are adopting a wide range of connected health technologies to improve their daily …

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Consumers still shocked by unexpected medical bills, despite new law

Consumers still shocked by unexpected medical bills, despite new law

The no-surprises law, billed as protecting patients from surprise medical bills, went into effect on New Year’s Day 2022. But did the federal law actually reduce health care costs to rates out-of-network charges, as well as certain forms of invoicing” for the part of the supplier’s costs not covered by insurance? The provisional assessment of …

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Consumers feel ambushed by surprise medical bills, despite law

Consumers feel ambushed by surprise medical bills, despite law

By John Rossheim | NerdWallet The no-surprises law, billed as protecting patients from surprise medical bills, went into effect on New Year’s Day 2022. But did the federal law actually reduce health care costs to rates out-of-network charges, as well as certain forms of invoicing” for the part of the supplier’s costs not covered by …

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Buyer beware: Health insurance scams to avoid for Nevada consumers

Buyer beware: Health insurance scams to avoid for Nevada consumers

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Scam artists are everywhere, especially when they know you’re about to spend your hard-earned money. Nevadans who need health insurance can be a target, and the Silver State Health Exchange official has some tips for avoiding scams. Ryan High, Executive Director, offered some advice you may have heard before and more …

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Despite new law, consumers feel ambushed by surprise medical bills

Despite new law, consumers feel ambushed by surprise medical bills

The no-surprises law, billed as protecting patients from surprise medical bills, went into effect on New Year’s Day 2022. But did the federal law actually reduce health care costs to rates out-of-network charges, as well as certain forms of invoicing” for the part of the supplier’s costs not covered by insurance? The provisional assessment of …

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Open-Enrollment Scams Targeting Healthcare Consumers

Open-Enrollment Scams Targeting Healthcare Consumers

It’s mid-November and the Affordable Care Act open enrollment season is in full swing. While official 2022-2023 numbers won’t be available until 2023, last year’s open enrollment period saw 14.5 million Americans enroll in government-sponsored health insurance plans. The open registration for the ACA, which runs from November 1, 2022 to February 15, 2023, also …

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