Tag Archives: health insurance

What Does MOCO’s Business Climate Look Like?

The Craig and Moffat County Economic Development Partnership has released the results from their business survey, which asked Moffat County business owners and managers to assess the business climate in the area.  Nearly half of participants said the business climate in Moffat County had gotten worse Continue reading

Deadline To Sign Up For Obamacare Is Tuesday

Tuesday is the deadline to sign up for coverage through Obamacare for 2017. While the Healthcare system is expected to look dramatically different under President Trump’s Administration those who sign up for insurance through Obamacare will be guaranteed coverage through the end of the year. Those interested can sign up for the program online Continue reading

Assistance To Help Find Health Insurance

Northwest Colorado Health will offer open enrollment assistance for health insurance next week at Yampa Care Family Medicine in Craig. The clinic Continue reading

Final Day – Again – To Sign Up For Health Care

Health-Care-300Although Tuesday was to be the final day for Colorado residents to sign up by for insurance on Colorado’s health insurance marketplace to avoid a gap in coverage when the new year begins.  Connect for Health Colorado has extended the deadline to enroll through today after an thousands of people couldn’t get through to enroll in time for the Continue reading

State Health Exchange Repeal Bill Fails

HEALTH-SYMBOL-300Legislation to repeal Colorado’s benefit exchange stalled at the Capitol on Thursday after the House Health, Insurance and Environment Committee killed House Bill 1066 by a 7-6 vote. Sponsored by Representative Janak Joshi, the bill would have required the dissolution of Connect for Health Colorado, the state’s online marketplace Continue reading

Health Exchange to Mail out New Tax Forms

HEALTH-SYMBOL-300Connect for Health Colorado is mailing a new tax form to all of its customers who purchased health insurance in 2014 to assist them in completing their federal income tax filings. The new Form 1095-A, also called a Health Insurance Marketplace Statement, contains information about what those customers paid for health Continue reading

Health Insurance Enrollment Deadline Approaching

Northwest Colorado VNAFebruary 15 is the last day to enroll in health insurance for 2015. The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association says they’ve been told that some people are having difficulty enrolling online. The VNA wants local residents to know that Continue reading

Colorado Residents Trickling in to State Health Exchange

HEALTH-SYMBOL-300Colorado officials are reporting 171,000 people have gotten health insurance under the Affordable Care Act for this year. Since open enrollment began on Nov 15 the state has signed up 50,000 people through Medicaid and other government programs. Additionally, 121,000 bought private insurance plans through Continue reading

House Passes Work Week Bill

workweekLawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives voted yesterday to restore the full-time 40-hour work week. Obamacare requires all businesses with the equivalent of over 50 full-time employees to provide health insurance coverage Continue reading

Study Shows Premiums Have Skyrocketed Under Obamacare

HEALTH-SYMBOL-300A non-partisan, independent health insurance research organization, HealthPocket, examined the average health insurance premiums in the first year of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and compared them to the averages found in the pre-reform market it replaced. Premiums in the pre-reform and Obamacare individual health Continue reading

VNA Reps to Answer Health Insurance Questions

HEALTH-SYMBOL-300Those who have questions regarding their health insurance can get some advice from the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association over the next couple of weeks. The VNA will set up at various locations throughout Moffat and Rio Blanco counties over the rest of the month. The idea is to provide one-on-one consultations Continue reading

Health Insurance Board Increases Premiums

HEALTH-SYMBOL-300Premiums for health insurance in Colorado are on the rise. State regulators have approved more than 1,000 health insurance plans offered by 20 carriers for 2015 that, on statewide average, will increase premiums by 1.18 percent over last year. Insurance commissioner Marguerite Salazar says the average premium increase breaks down into Continue reading