Category Archives: Health insurance exchanges

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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2015 Federal Exchange Summary

The infographic below summarizes statistics from the Department of Health and Human Resources regarding enrollment on the Federal health insurance exchange for 2015. Over two-thirds of the 8.8 million consumers (69%) chose a Silver plan, but given that 87% of the … 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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Attitudes towards exchange are split

A few consumers still have not heard of ObamaCare Despite launching the Federal and state health insurance exchanges on October 1, 2013, the percentage of consumers who said they know at least something about the Affordable Care Act (ACA or … Continue reading

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The Federal marketplace experience

Many articles and comments have been written about the trials and tribulations of the trying to access the Federal Marketplace (formerly known as an “exchange”) beginning on October 1. Like many consumers, consultants and researchers, I wanted to see what … Continue reading

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Covered California exchange has room for improvement

Congratulations to everyone working on the Covered CA marketplace for getting the site up and running before the October 1, 2013 deadline (see for yourself at CoveredCA.com). The site is attractive and functional, but leaves both users and insurance carriers … Continue reading

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Far more buyers than non-buyers in simulated insurance exchanges

DSS has conducted numerous health insurance exchange / marketplace studies where consumers are guided through a virtual shopping exercise to evaluate and select a preferred health insurance plan. When the appropriate federal subsidies are in place and a wide range … Continue reading

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Targeting the uninsured (or insured)

Supporters of the Affordable Care Act (ACA / PPACA / ObamaCare) are very interested in targeting uninsured consumers and encouraging them to seek health insurance coverage through their state insurance marketplace or the federal marketplace. Health plans may also wish … Continue reading

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Exchanges are not the preferred channel

When asked how they would most prefer to purchase health insurance in 2014, only 25% said they would prefer to purchase through a state or federally run marketplace (exchange).  Almost half the consumers said they would prefer contacting a health … Continue reading

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Health reform creeping into our consciousness

Knowledge of PPACA and health reform in general has increased over the last year. After declining during 2011, when the legislation received less attention, the percentage of consumers who said they know something about health reform increased from 27% in … Continue reading

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