Category Archives: Health insurance – general

A lack of confidence and knowledge

Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA, also known as “ObamaCare”), every American is encouraged to seek health insurance coverage.  However, many consumers lack confidence to make health insurance choices on their own.  Less than half the Federal and state exchange purchasers, … Continue reading

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Five years later, ACA is still a mystery to many

It has been more than five years since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (take your pick whether to call it PPACA, ACA or ObamaCare) was passed in May 2010 and public exchanges are wrapping up their third year … Continue reading

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Medicare STAR Ratings are Out!

You can download the latest Medicare STAR ratings from CMS here and read our brief summary below. MA-PD Ratings Consistent STAR ratings for MA-PD plans have remained fairly consistent since 2014, with slightly more companies receiving a 4.5 or 5.0 … Continue reading

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Key differences between Engaged and Disengaged consumers

Engaged consumers have more favorable attitudes and behaviors Compared to Disengaged consumers, Engaged consumers are… More confident filling out medical forms (87% vs. 40%). Much more likely to feel prepared to select health insurance coverage for themselves (78% vs. 17%). … Continue reading

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Health Insurance Attitudes Vary By Age and Level of Engagement

Consumer attitudes regarding the importance of health insurance in their lives does not vary dramatically across most consumer groupings, but is significantly more meaningful to the oldest and most engaged consumers. Engaged consumers value health insurance from every perspective The most … Continue reading

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Opportunities to improve doctor satisfaction

Almost 80% of US consumers have a physician they consider to be their personal doctor and many of them are very satisfied with the care they receive or they would look elsewhere for a new doctor.  However, the latest DSS Health … Continue reading

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Very few uninsured enrolled for 2014

As of February 7, 2014, only 10% of uninsured consumers age 18 – 64 said they have selected health insurance coverage for 2014. With only seven weeks until the end of open enrollment under ObamaCare for 2014, it appears that … Continue reading

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Health plan recommendations are few and far between

39% of consumers have never recommended their current health insurance plan to a friend or family member.  Another 20% have recommended their health plan at some point, but not in the last year.   Only 16% recommended their plan once in … Continue reading

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Doctors are trusted sources, but how can they help?

In study after study, consumers consistently rate their personal physician as the most influential source they would like to turn to when selecting health insurance coverage. Their physician is consistently selected ahead of health insurance companies and online sources and … Continue reading

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How different are the uninsured?

Uninsured consumers that will be eligible to purchase health insurance in exchanges in 2014 are different from those who have commercial coverage today. They are different in many key areas that will impact their likelihood to purchase insurance in an … Continue reading

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