Health insurance premiums could increase an average of $70 or more a month for more than 70,000 Vermonters.
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Health insurers ask Vermont regulators for double-digit premium hikes
BlueCross BlueShield of Vermont has asked the Green Mountain Care Board for a 12.5% increase in 2023. MVP Health Care asked for 16.6%.
David Flemming: Vermont’s unfunded liabilities aren’t just pensions
It is long past time for policymakers to think outside the box with innovative solutions instead of repeating the same failed policies of the past that got us into this mess.
Vermont Health Connect open enrollment will mean big savings to some
A temporary bump in federal subsidies could save some Vermonters hundreds of dollars on health insurance premiums in 2022.
Town halls help residents navigate health insurance to take advantage of Biden’s American Rescue Plan dollars
Typically, members cannot change plans mid-year barring a significant life event. But with the passage of Biden’s American Rescue Plan, members have more financial help and can switch health insurance plans anytime before Aug. 15.
State auditor report: All-payer system costs more than it’s saving
A 38-page report outlines how OneCare Vermont has missed Medicaid financial targets while receiving a large portion of its operating costs from the state government.
Small businesses to pay lower health insurance rates in 2022; individuals could face hikes
“There’s good news and bad news,” said Kevin Mullin, chair of the Green Mountain Care Board. “Some people will see a reduction in insurance costs. We'd like everyone to see lower costs.”
Vermont Health Connect had 10 data breaches last winter
Users logged into the state site only to find a stranger’s personal information on their account. Officials say the glitch was fixed in February — but they also can’t be sure there weren’t more incidents that went unreported.
American Rescue Plan cuts health insurance costs for thousands of Vermonters
Addie Strumolo of the Department of Vermont Health Access said she expects an influx of Vermonters to take advantage of the cheaper health plans.
Vermont Health Connect opens enrollment to expand insurance coverage
In addition to a special enrollment period, the state is waiving typical Medicaid eligibility processes during the coronavirus emergency, and focusing energy on getting people signed up.
Are you in OneCare?
If you were, you probably wouldn’t know it.
Human services IT project has no price tag or deadline
The creation of a new program to manage benefits and Vermont Health Connect will continue to cost taxpayers millions each year. But officials say they can’t estimate a final price.
Walter Carpenter: Why not put them out of business?
Do we really need these insurance companies to do what we could easily do ourselves if we possessed the moral courage and the political will to do it?
Health insurance rate increases approved -- 12.4% for BCBS, 10.1% for MVP
The Green Mountain Care Board reduced rate increases proposed by insurers but say they’re still 'not affordable.'