insurance compaines http://michiganradio.org en Michiganders are signing up for Obamacare at a faster pace, but the deadline looms http://michiganradio.org/post/michiganders-are-signing-obamacare-faster-pace-deadline-looms <p>The Obama Administration says Michiganders are <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/02/12/276000210/after-january-surge-more-than-3-million-have-enrolled-in-obamacare">signing up for health insurance</a> under the Affordable Care Act at a faster pace than expected. But time is running out.</p><p></p><p>Michiganders have until the end of March to sign up for health insurance or face a federal tax penalty.</p><p></p><p>The Obama administration says through the end of January, about 112,000 Michiganders have picked insurance plans using the federal health care website.</p><p></p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 11:20:00 +0000 Steve Carmody & The Associated Press 16423 at http://michiganradio.org Michiganders are signing up for Obamacare at a faster pace, but the deadline looms Michigan insurer doubtful of net jump in plans sold http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-insurer-doubtful-net-jump-plans-sold <p>LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The uninsured and others have time to sign up for private insurance under the federal health care law without facing a tax penalty.<br /><br />But one Michigan insurance executive doubts much new enrollment will occur before the March 31 deadline and cautions that the net number of people buying their own insurance in Michigan could stay flat this year.<br /> Sun, 19 Jan 2014 16:39:00 +0000 The Associated Press 16083 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan insurer doubtful of net jump in plans sold Michigan officials say insurance companies can continue to offer health plans canceled by Obamacare http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-officials-say-insurance-companies-can-continue-offer-health-plans-canceled-obamacare <p>Michiganders at risk of losing their health insurance because of Obamacare may be getting a reprieve.</p><p>It’s estimated that more than 200,000 policies in Michigan could be at risk of being canceled because the policies don’t meet the minimum standards of the Affordable Care Act.</p><p><a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/11/15/245344145/obama-apologizes-offers-fix-to-insurance-cancellations">After a public outcry, President Obama</a> asked the states and insurance companies to keep those policies in effect for another year.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 21:41:23 +0000 Steve Carmody 15402 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan officials say insurance companies can continue to offer health plans canceled by Obamacare Michigan lawmakers are considering changes to workers' compensation rule for firefighters http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-lawmakers-are-considering-changes-workers-compensation-rule-firefighters <p>State lawmakers are grappling with an issue that pits Michigan’s firefighters against insurance companies.</p><p></p><p>A bill before the Senate Judiciary committee would expand workers compensation coverage to Michigan’s five thousand paid firefighters to include ten types of cancer, including respiratory tract, bladder, skin, and brain.</p><p></p><p>The change would ‘presume’ fighting fires caused the cancers and not require firefighters to prove exposure on the job is responsible.</p><p></p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 18:48:01 +0000 Steve Carmody 12235 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan lawmakers are considering changes to workers' compensation rule for firefighters Supporters push state senate to take up bill that would expand autism coverage http://michiganradio.org/post/supporters-push-state-senate-take-bill-would-expand-autism-coverage <p>Supporters are pushing the Michigan legislature to <a href="http://www.legislature.mi.gov/%28S%28ohkhvx55k0wr1ca2ch3hksji%29%29/mileg.aspx?page=getObject&amp;objectName=2009-HB-4183">pass a bill </a>that would expand health care coverage for autism treatment before the measure dies at the end of the lame duck session. The bills would force health insurance companies to offer coverage for behavioral therapies for autism.</p> Wed, 24 Nov 2010 17:56:55 +0000 Lindsey Smith 372 at http://michiganradio.org Supporters push state senate to take up bill that would expand autism coverage