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Michigan exceeds enrollment goal by 16,000

March 31 was the last day to apply for private health insurance coverage for 2014. However, consumers who started applications on HealthCare.gov by the deadline and self-reported they weren’t able to finish have until April 15 to complete enrollment. The extension is available in Michigan and all other states using HealthCare.gov for enrollment. Enrollment for Medicaid […]

April 1, 2014

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Michigan ‘rape insurance’ not available with individual policies

Detroit Free Press — Michigan residents who purchase individual health insurance will not be covered for abortion services. A state law that goes into effect March 20 prohibits insurers from covering abortion unless the consumer purchases an add-on policy that has been dubbed “rape insurance.” According to the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services, insurance […]

March 12, 2014

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Michigan ahead of marketplace enrollment goal

Associated Press — Michigan is about 12,000 signups ahead of federal targets. Since Oct. 1, about 112,000 Michiganders have selected a private health plan through HealthCare.gov.

February 13, 2014

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Feds approve Michigan’s Medicaid plan

Detroit Free Press — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services approved the Healthy Michigan plan, which expands Medicaid eligibility up to 133 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL). Federal approval was required as Healthy Michigan requires individuals making between 100 and 133 FPL to contribute money to a health savings account and […]

December 31, 2013

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Health centers receive $2 million more to help Michigan’s uninsured get covered

mlive.com — Michigan community health centers received a portion of the $58 million in federal grants announced by HHS. Health centers representative say more people are asking for sign-up help now that marketplace websites are working better.

December 12, 2013

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Michiganders left guessing over Medicaid eligibility

Detroit Free Press — Michigan plans to expand Medicaid. However, given provisions of the state legislation authorizing the expansion and the need for federal approval, the program may not go into effect until mid-March or later. That means some residents may forego buying private insurance through the marketplace, and then learn next year that they […]

December 2, 2013

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MI marketplace has more choices, lower premiums

Detroit Free Press — An  HHS report favorably compares Michigan’s health insurance market to other federally facilitated exchanges. Michigan has 13 participating insurers, compared to the national average of eight, and lower than average premiums in three of the four “metal” tiers.

September 25, 2013

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Uphill effort to reach target market for Michigan Health Insurance Marketplace

Crain’s Detroit Business — Insurers are waiting until the marketplace begins operating on Oct. 1 to begin a big push to reach Michigan’s uninsured population. A study by the Commonwealth Fund says less than 30 percent of young adults are aware of the marketplace or the enrollment period.

September 15, 2013

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