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California special enrollment for wildfires

The Scoop: health insurance news – August 26, 2020

August 26, 2020 – In this edition: California ends COVID SEP Monday, starts SEP to help residents affected by wildfires, loss of jobs; Minnesota’s 2021… Read more

The Scoop: health insurance news – July 29, 2020

July 29, 2020 – In this edition: California COVID-19 SEP ends Friday; Missouri residents vote on Medicaid expansion next week; eligible Nebraska residents… Read more

The Scoop: July 15, 2020 Edition

July 15, 2020 – In this edition: COVID-19 SEPs for Maryland, New York end today; Georgia delays reinsurance program until 2022, submits modified proposal… Read more

Colorado legislature passes bill to make health coverage more affordable

The Scoop: June 17, 2020 Edition

June 17, 2020 – In this edition: COVID-19 special enrollment periods extended in New York, Vermont; enrollment in Medicaid and exchange plans increases… Read more

The Scoop: June 10, 2020 Edition

June 10, 2020 – In this edition: COVID-19 special enrollment periods end Monday in Maryland, New York, Vermont; Maryland marketplace insurers propose rate… Read more

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced this week that state-regulated health plans will be required to fully cover the costs of Coronavirus testing for their members.

The Scoop: March 4, 2020 Edition

March 4, 2020 – In this edition of The Scoop: New York requires state-regulated health plans to fully cover coronavirus testing; More than 18,000 select… Read more

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed legislation Monday that eases reporting rules for adults facing Medicaid work requirements.

The Scoop: February 26, 2020 Edition

February 26, 2020 – In this week's edition: Michigan governor wants federal judge to quickly overturn state's Medicaid work requirement; Virginia House, Senate… Read more

Utah state employees who take high-cost specialty drugs are being given the option of traveling to Mexico in order to obtain their drugs at a much lower cost – and the state is reimbursing them for travel expenses.

The Scoop: February 12, 2020 Edition

February 12, 2020 – In this edition: DC exchange offers SEP for residents who weren't aware of DC's individual mandate; Virginia lawmakers approve bills to… Read more

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly and Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning have announced bipartisan legislation that calls for Medicaid expansion in Kansas starting in January 2021.

The Scoop: January 15, 2020 Edition

January 15, 2020 – Headlines in this edition of The Scoop: Open enrollment ends tonight in Colorado and Connecticut; Medicaid expansion might be a reality in… Read more

Students at BYU-Idaho are petitioning the school to allow students to select their own health coverage – including Medicaid if they’re eligible for it.

The Scoop: November 20, 2019 Edition

November 20, 2019 – In this edition of The Scoop: some plaintiff states eye consumer protection measures in case their legal challenge the ACA succeeds; a… Read more

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper | Reuters: Brian Snyder

The Scoop: August 23, 2019 Edition

August 23, 2019 – In this week's edition of The Scoop: Reinsurance gets federal approval in Montana and Delaware; Maryland short-term plans will cover mental… Read more

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis says a reinsurance pool approved by the federal government will drive down insurance premiums in the state.

The Scoop: August 2, 2019 Edition

August 2, 2019 – In this edition of The Scoop: North Dakota and Colorado state reinsurance programs receive federal approval; CMS rejects Utah's request for… Read more