Thu., April 4, 2013 5:28am
A new Families USA report says 800,000 Georgians can get a tax break when they buy a health insurance plan through new health care exchanges. The amount is determined by income and the cost of the premiums.
Mon., December 31, 2012 6:00am
State Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens has signed an order allowing insurance companies to begin selling individual policies for children in 20-13.
Tue., December 18, 2012 11:00am
Piedmont Healthcare and WellStar Health System have announced plans to launch a variety of insurance products in 2014 for Piedmont and WellStar employees and their relatives. The health systems will operate their new insurance company as a joint venture for-profit enterprise.
Mon., October 8, 2012 2:10pm
Columbus is considering opening a medical clinic for city employees in an effort to put a lid on rising healthcare costs. The city’s mayor says costs are rising nearly 10 percent a year
Wed., September 19, 2012 2:30pm
Georgia ranks 44th in the nation when it comes to the percentage of residents with health insurance. More than a quarter of all Georgians between the ages of 18 and 64 are left uninsured .
Tue., August 21, 2012 5:14pm
Contract negotiations between Northeast Georgia Health System and insurer UnitedHealthcare are down to the wire, with the current contract set to expire at midnight Tuesday. This is the second contract between a Georgia provider and an insurer to go to the last minute in as many weeks. And it likely won’t be the last.
Wed., July 25, 2012 2:55pm
A new report finds things are improving for Georgia's children. Death rates for kids are down and insurance coverage rates are up. Despite the improvements more kids are living in poverty.
Fri., April 27, 2012 3:10pm
A Kaiser Family Foundation analysis found 16 insurance plans in Georgia have to pay more than $30 million in rebates because they did not spend at least 70 percent of their premiums on claims.
Wed., April 25, 2012 1:18pm
State officials are trying to close a shortfall of about $63 million for the health insurance plan that serves state workers and retirees. The amount is a big improvement over a multi-year deficit of more than $800 million the plan originally faced.
Thu., November 10, 2011 2:58pm
More than 40,000 children of state employees can now get federally subsidized health insurance, thanks to new rules allowing low-income state workers to enroll them in PeachCare for Kids. State officials expect moving eligible kids into the State Children’s Health Insurance Program will save Georgia $32 million next year.