Healthcare.gov CEO lays out 2015 enrollment goals

By Brian M. Kalish

Federal health insurance exchange's performance should reflect major improvements over last year

Mercer Health Insurance Exchange Sees Fivefold Growth in One Year

By Brian M. Kalish

Private health insurance exchange enables employers to offer personalized health benefits at big savings

Phoenix Releases Safe Harbor Term Life and Safe Harbor Term Life Express

By Jennifer Morrell

The insurer has expanded into call center distribution through LifeQuotes.com for the Express product.

Ohio Mutual Selects Appulate Uplink

By Jennifer Morrell

The P&C insurer will use Uplink to help reduce data entry for commercial lines business.

Independent Agents Embracing Mobile Apps

By Lawrence Richter Quinn

'Zero negatives' at Farmers Alliance; program stands out in part because the company has chosen to introduce a mobile app first to independent agents rather than to its policyholders.

Bloom Health Releases Private Exchange Application

By Jennifer Morrell

Minnesota agents and brokers can access Medica's My Plan and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota's Benefits Hub.

Obamacare Website Costs Exceed $2 Billion, BGov Study Finds

By Alex Wayne

Spending for healthcare.gov and related programs, including at the Internal Revenue Service and other federal agencies, exceeds cost estimates according to Bloomberg Government analysis.

AgencyPort Launches AgencyPortal 5

By Chris McMahon

Software provider says the new centralized distribution platform is intended to meet agents’ and policyholders’ expectations for online quoting, binding and self-service capabilities on any device.

The Philadelphia Contributionship Selects ISCS Application

By Jennifer Morrell

ISCS application can help improve the user experience, collaboration and speed-to-market.

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.

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