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signupSC | SC Appleseed launches new healthcare Marketplace tool

December 4, 2013

signupSC is a website specifically built for providing valuable, credible, and up to date information on the Federal Health Care Marketplace. This site will serve as a resource for individuals, families and advocates in South Carolina to better understand how the Marketplace works. With 117 days left to enroll in the health exchanges, we hope signupSC will help you…

Obama Administration Launches One-Stop-Shop Website to Educate Business Owners About the Affordable Care Act

August 2, 2013

WASHINGTON – The Obama Administration today launched, a one-stop-shop Website which will provide employers of all sizes educational materials on how the Affordable Care Act may affect businesses and help them compete.  The site includes a wizard tool that is tailored based on size and location, so businesses can learn how the law helps…

19 SC Health Centers receive grants from Obama Administration for insurance enrollment assistance

July 11, 2013

On July 10, 2013, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced $150 million in grant awards to 1,159 health centers across the nation (19 of which are in South Carolina) to enroll uninsured Americans in new health coverage options made available by the Affordable Care Act. With these funds, health centers are expected to hire…

How Healthcare Premiums Have Changed

January 8, 2013

The Washington Post recently rehashed a New York Times article that details the recent changes to healthcare premiums. Among the findings, as reported by Sarah Kliff: 1) The average American family pays $15,022 a year in health insurance premiums. (The average South Carolinian pays just a smidgen more than the national average.) 2) Insurance premium growth has wiped out…

Consumers Save $1.5 Billion Thanks to New Health Insurance Rules

December 10, 2012

$1.5 billion. That’s the amount consumers saved last year under new health care reform rules that forced health insurance companies to become more efficient. According a study by the Commonwealth Fund and reported by The Huffington Post, the Obama administration’s new health care law requires health insurance companies selling plans to individuals to spend at…

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