Tag Archives: Insurance

Covid-Inspired Montana Health Insurance Proposal Wouldn’t Kick In for 2 Years

For employees of small businesses in Montana suddenly laid off during the covid-19 pandemic, maintaining health insurance coverage could be a struggle. Employers with 20 or more workers offer a bridge insurance program made possible by a federal law known as the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, or COBRA. The law allows people who have… Read More »

In the Past Ten Years, Workers’ Health Insurance Premiums Have Grown Much Faster Than Wages

For a worker in the U.S. who benefits from health insurance at the workplace, the annual family premium will average $ 21,342 this year, according to the 2020 Employer Health Benefits Survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation. The first chart illustrates the growth of the premium shares split by employer and employee contributions. Over ten… Read More »

Payers, other stakeholders urge Congress to blunt COVID-19-spurred insurance losses

Dive Brief: A diverse set of stakeholders is urging lawmakers to push through measures that will help bolster health insurance as millions of people across the country have lost their jobs and risk losing their corresponding health coverage.    Policy experts outlined a handful of short-term policies they want Congress to adopt, including increased federal funding… Read More »

In Texas, More People Are Losing Their Health Insurance as COVID Cases Climb

This story is part of a partnership that includes KUT, NPR and Kaiser Health News. This story can be republished for free (details). Steve Alvarez started feeling sick around Father’s Day weekend this year. His symptoms started as mild, but developed into a fever, chills and shortness of breath he couldn’t shake. “Just when I started to get… Read More »