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CMS Begins Process on Healthcare.gov Contract

By Brian M. Kalish

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is in the early stages of looking at new vendors to potentially take over operation of Healthcare.gov, when Accenture’s contract expires in January 2015.

Progressive Rolls Out Automated Download for Agents

By Chris McMahon

The insurer now offers independent agents the opportunity to automatically download policy updates daily through Vertafore’s AMS360 and continues to retire old technologies.

Settlers Life Insurance Selects iPipeline for Distribution Improvements

By Jennifer Morrell

iGO for Final Expense is designed to improve selling and processing needs for more than 3,000 independent insurance producers.

Health Care Reform: It's Only Just Begun

By Carrie Burns

Industry experts say it's time to focus on the future rather than the rocky implementation.

UnitedHealth Looks To Increase Exchange Participation

By Caroline Chen

As a result of the crowded market driving down prices in New York - one of just five states where UnitedHealth is involved in an exchange - the insurer may boost participation in public insurance exchanges.

Celent Names Carnahan as Research Director

By Jennifer Morrell

Karlyn Carnahan brings more than 20 years of leadership experience to her new role.

Progressive Selects Bolt Platform

By Carrie Burns

The portal is designed to enable customers to choose coverage via a side-by-side quote, but also purchase and service the insurance on one platform.

Principal Financial Group Partners With Liazon

By Jennifer Morrell

The private benefits exchange agreement is designed to help employers looking for flexible benefit options.

A Tough Road Ahead for Sylvia Mathews Burwell

By Carrie Burns

In addition to preparing for 2015 enrollment, the expected successor to Kathleen Sebelius as U.S. health secretary will face health insurers' warning of double-digit premium increases.

Viewpoint: Sebelius In A Tough Spot But Could Have Done More

By Michael Lujan

Former head of sales and marketing at Covered California and former director of sales at Blue Shield of California, Michael Lujan, says Kathleen Sebelius was in an "unwinnable position."

Off-Exchange Options Flew Under Enrollment Radar

By Bruce Shutan

Health insurers say that a fair number of new signups do not involve HIX options.

Quindell and UK Auto Insurer RAC Launch Connected Car Products

By Chris McMahon

The new company will distribute connected car products to consumers in the UK and Canada, fleets in Europe and to vehicle makers globally, company says.

WellPoint Leads $13 Million Battle on California Insurance Rates

By Alison Vekshin

Leading companies have poured $13.4 million into defeating a ballot initiative that would give California regulators the power to reject increases in health policy premiums.

Health Insurers Are Extending Enrollment Period, EHealth Says

By Caroline Chen

Health Net Inc. and insurers in at least 14 states will let consumers who missed open enrollment sign up for health plans in April.

Obamacare Late Sign-Ups May Signal Young, Healthy Buying Plans

By Alex Wayne and Shannon Pettypiece

More than 1 million people waited until the last five days to sign up, and early indications are that many were young minorities.

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