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Safeco Insurance Selects DocuSign

By Jennifer Morrell

The partnership will offer digital transaction management to Safeco agents.

What Are The 4 Types of Private Exchanges?

By Brian Kalish

Estimates put the number of private exchanges at around 150, but according to PwC Health Research Institute, they can be grouped based on their beginnings.

Obamacare Enrollment Is 7.3 Million People, Official Says

By Alex Wayne

8 million people selected health plans using the federal system and 14 state-run insurance markets, but enrollment wasn’t confirmed until the first month’s premium was paid.

Uninsured Rate Fell After Obamacare, U.S. Report Confirms

By Alex Wayne

According to the CDC, 18.4 percent of adults under age 65 lacked health insurance in the first three months of the year, down from 20.4 percent in 2013.

Guardian Expands Reach Via Social Media Training

By Jennifer Morrell

Mutual life insurer reports that 81% of its reps engage with customers on social media channels to build relationships and grow business.

Voluntary: Coming Soon to Private Exchanges

By Kathleen Koster and Brian M. Kalish

The growing influence of voluntary products is rapidly extending in the private exchange arena, with both Aon Hewitt and Sun Life Financial announcing recently they will offer voluntary products through their health care exchanges.

AIG’s Lavastone, Coventry Sue Each Other Over Business Pacts

By Patricia Hurtado, Zachary Tracer and Christie Smythe

The suit includes claims for breach of contract, negligent misrepresentation, unjust enrichment and racketeering.

Obamacare Website Hacked

By Chris Strohm and Anna Edney

U.S. says personal data wasn’t taken; attack exploited a test server never intended to be connected to the Internet.

Progressive Partners with Zubie on SnapShot Distribution

By Chris McMahon

Companies say this is the first partnership in the United States in which an insurer is offering discounted premiums based on data from a third-party connected car service provider.

Sun Life Expands Private Exchange Offerings

By Jennifer Morrell

Sun Life will offer Voluntary STD, LTD and Accident insurance through Liazon, an operator of private benefits exchanges.

Aon Active Health Exchange Expands Coverage Options

By Jennifer Morrell

The coverage options will include a range of elective benefits in 2015.

HHS Names New Head of Federal HIX

By Brian M. Kalish

Kevin Counihan, the head of Connecticut’s state-run exchange will join the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as CEO of the Marketplace.

10% of Consumers Will Change Carriers in the Next 6 Months

By Jennifer Morrell

Cross-channel ad spending is a more effective way for insurers to spend ad dollars, according to survey.

Gleaner Life Insurance Society Selects StoneRiver

By Jennifer Morrell

Life Portraits offers a straight-through processing application of illustrations to e-application and automated underwriting.

Nearly 7 Million Might Enroll Outside HIX Open Enrollment

By Brian M. Kalish

Despite open enrollment for Affordable Care Act plans not starting until November 15, a new report estimates that nearly 7 million adults may be able to enroll through special enrollment periods.

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