Affordable Care Act Navigators: Lack of Funding Leads to Consumer Confusion, Decreased Enrollment

Last year, we talked with Navigators to learn about how they reached consumers despite major funding cuts. In light of a number of new policy changes and further funding decreases, CHIR’s Olivia Hoppe checked in with Navigators and assisters from five states on how they fared in this year’s Open Enrollment, and the challenges ahead. Continue reading

You Don’t Know Who You Are Dealing With: Unscrupulous Broker Tries to Sell Us Short-Term Health Insurance

An insurance broker called a CHIR faculty member with a shady sales pitch for a short-term health plan. He had no idea who he was dealing with. Sabrina Corlette and JoAnn Volk explore why insurance companies are using short-term policies to cherry pick healthy people away from the Affordable Care Act marketplaces – and why a new Obama Administration rule may help close the loop hole. Continue reading