insurance http://kbia.org en Obama Administration Will Allow More Time For Health Insurance Sign-Ups http://kbia.org/post/obama-administration-will-allow-more-time-health-insurance-sign-ups <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit Flickr Creative Commons Users/Compiled By Kelsey Proud, St. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 20:01:08 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 50286 at http://kbia.org Obama Administration Will Allow More Time For Health Insurance Sign-Ups Federal flood insurance premiums to increase http://kbia.org/post/federal-flood-insurance-premiums-increase <p>For thousands of Missouri residents, flood insurance premiums are about to go up.</p><p>People living in flood plains around the nation will soon see a jump in premiums through the National Flood Insurance Program, though a new law softens the blow a bit.</p><p>Under a 2012 statute, premiums could have risen from $2,000 annually to $13,000 each year, but residential rate hikes are now limited to an increase of 18 percent a year.</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 12:57:27 +0000 Associated Press 50112 at http://kbia.org Federal flood insurance premiums to increase Mo. to get over $100k from insurance settlements http://kbia.org/post/mo-get-over-100k-insurance-settlements <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Missouri will receive more than $100,000 from its participation in two multistate settlements with insurance companies.</p><p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 14:18:48 +0000 Associated Press 45395 at http://kbia.org 751 Missourians have chosen insurance plans on HealthCare.gov as of Nov. 2 http://kbia.org/post/751-missourians-have-chosen-insurance-plans-healthcaregov-nov-2 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Out of nearly 28,000 </span>Missourians<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;who have completed the applications for insurance through <a href="http://healthcare.gov">HealthCare.gov</a>, only 751 so far have chosen insurance plans. The online marketplace, </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">a key part of the Affordable Care Act, opened for enrollment on Oct. 1. Technological glitches made signing up nearly impossible in its first couple of weeks.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 21:38:34 +0000 Harum Helmy 43718 at http://kbia.org 751 Missourians have chosen insurance plans on HealthCare.gov as of Nov. 2 Lawmakers eye uninsured motorist bill for override http://kbia.org/post/lawmakers-eye-uninsured-motorist-bill-override <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Missouri lawmakers could attempt to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of restrictions on lawsuits from uninsured motorists.</p><p> Mon, 02 Sep 2013 12:55:31 +0000 Associated Press 39813 at http://kbia.org Lawmakers eye uninsured motorist bill for override Newscast for July 17, 2013 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-july-17-2013 <p></p><p></p><p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:&nbsp;</p><ul><li>MU Health Care named one of the "Most Wired" hospitals in the country&nbsp;</li><li>Kirksville&nbsp;pays Environmental Protection Agency fine for not testing water</li><li>New licensing requirements for insurance counselors&nbsp; Wed, 17 Jul 2013 23:00:48 +0000 Alexandra Olgin 37270 at http://kbia.org Health care reform put on hold as lawmakers wrap up session http://kbia.org/post/health-care-reform-put-hold-lawmakers-wrap-session <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rain is drizzling on the roughly 40 people standing in line outside the Good Samaritan Care Clinic in rural Mountain View, Missouri. Some have been standing for hours. At 5:30 pm, the clinic doors swing open, and the patients flood into a clean, bare bones waiting room.</span></p><p> Thu, 16 May 2013 22:30:31 +0000 Jennifer Davidson 33894 at http://kbia.org Health care reform put on hold as lawmakers wrap up session What Medicaid expansion would mean for Missouri http://kbia.org/post/what-medicaid-expansion-would-mean-missouri <p></p><p><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Watch the show and join the conversation on the&nbsp;<a href="http://intersectkbia.weebly.com/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">Intersection website.</a></strong></p><p> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 02:41:51 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 28724 at http://kbia.org What Medicaid expansion would mean for Missouri State fines Aetna over autism, abortion coverage violations http://kbia.org/post/state-fines-aetna-over-autism-abortion-coverage-violations <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; ">The Missouri Department of Insurance has issued its largest penalty to date, to health insurance company, Aetna.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 23:12:27 +0000 Elana Gordon 21848 at http://kbia.org State fines Aetna over autism, abortion coverage violations Report: new federal health care law could cover two thirds of Mo. uninsured http://kbia.org/post/report-new-federal-health-care-law-could-cover-two-thirds-mo-uninsured A <a href="http://covermissouri.org/docs/CoverageByMOCounty2009.pdf ">new report</a> by the Missouri Foundation for Health estimates that about two-thirds of Missouri&#39;s more than 800,000 uninsured could get health insurance under the federal health care law &nbsp;- and the county-level data suggest that rural counties will benefit the most.<p>The analysis uses census data to project how the number of uninsured could change in every county in Missouri under the Affordable Care Act.<p>The Missouri Foundation for Health&#39;s Ryan Barker says most of Missouri&#39;s newly-insured will be from Mon, 09 Jul 2012 23:36:52 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 17266 at http://kbia.org Report: new federal health care law could cover two thirds of Mo. uninsured Missouri insurance group foresees premium increases http://kbia.org/post/missouri-insurance-group-foresees-premium-increases <p>Recent natural disasters will affect more than just those Missourians living in disaster areas. Tue, 06 Mar 2012 15:20:16 +0000 Micah Smith 10039 at http://kbia.org Missouri audit criticizes state-created insurance firm http://kbia.org/post/missouri-audit-criticizes-state-created-insurance-firm <p><span style="background-color: white; line-height: 11.25pt; font-size: 8.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); ">A report by the Missouri&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: white; line-height: 11.25pt; font-size: 8.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); ">auditor says a state-created workers&#39; compensation company has enjoyed a competitive advantage while functioning in a best-of-both-worlds situation.</span></p><p> Mon, 27 Feb 2012 21:49:45 +0000 Associated Press 9578 at http://kbia.org Senate committee approves employer contraception insurance bill http://kbia.org/post/senate-committee-approves-employer-contraception-insurance-bill <p>Legislation that would allow employers to block insurance coverage for birth control, abortions and sterilizations, all for religious reasons, has passed a Missouri Senate committee. Wed, 15 Feb 2012 15:01:13 +0000 Marshall Griffin 8841 at http://kbia.org Senate committee approves employer contraception insurance bill Newscast for January 24, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-january-24-2012 <p>Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Missouri tries to refinance more than a half billion dollars of debt as part of Gov. Jay Nixon&#39;s plan to balance the state budget</li><li>Missouri General Assembly weighs changes to workplace discrimination laws</li><li><p>Freshman Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler could face a challenger from her Missouri hometown&nbsp;</p></li></ul><p><o:p></o:p></p><p> Tue, 24 Jan 2012 18:13:24 +0000 Scott Kanowsky 7588 at http://kbia.org Newscast for January 24, 2012