insurance http://wuis.org en Another Affordable Care Act Deadline This Week http://wuis.org/post/another-affordable-care-act-deadline-week <p></p><p>It has been roughly two weeks since the first batch of consumers who signed up for the Affordable Care Act have been able to use their insurance. There's another deadline this week.</p><p></p><p>Consumers who signed up for insurance through the Affordable Care Act by Christmas saw their new benefits kick in Jan. 1.</p><p></p><p>There's no telling how many Illinois residents that is: the government hasn't released enrollment numbers for December. But insurers and so-called navigators, who are charged with helping people sign up, reported a last-minute rush.</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 13:31:00 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 16805 at http://wuis.org Another Affordable Care Act Deadline This Week Auto Insurance On The Rise http://wuis.org/post/auto-insurance-rise <p>Illinois drivers should get ready to pay more for insurance. &nbsp;<br />Crain's Chicago Business reports (http://bit.ly/1ggCmGt ) major insurers in Illinois are raising rates. &nbsp;<br />Northbrook-based Allstate says in a regulatory filing that rates for customers will climb between 2.5 and 3.5 percent later this month. &nbsp;<br />Esurance rates are rising about 3.2 percent in late January, while Geico expects to boost prices by 2 to 3 percent in March. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 00:02:05 +0000 Associated Press 16552 at http://wuis.org Auto Insurance On The Rise Schock Blames Insurance Mandates For Premium Hikes http://wuis.org/post/schock-blames-insurance-mandates-premium-hikes <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>After Republicans' efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act did not work, Congressman Aaron Schock says lawmakers need to lift requirements on insurance policies. Today (Nov. 11) he toured his district, in an attempt to prove his point.</p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 23:44:18 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 12908 at http://wuis.org Schock Blames Insurance Mandates For Premium Hikes Mammography In 3D http://wuis.org/post/mammography-3d <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Illinois requires insurance companies to cover routine mammograms, but that doesn't necessarily include a new method of detecting breast cancer.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A mammogram is a low-dose of x-rays doctors use to spot breast cancer. An important tool, to be sure, but one that can result in false-positives.</span></p><p>Dr. Sarah Friedewald says that'll happen a lot less if women also get a 3D mammogram. Likewise, she says, the new technology makes it easier to spot abnormalities.</p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 23:10:02 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 12025 at http://wuis.org Mammography In 3D Insurance Plan Prices Under ACA Unveiled http://wuis.org/post/insurance-plan-prices-under-aca-unveiled <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The most visible part of the Affordable Care Act has arrived. Today, Illinois residents without insurance will be able to go to the &quot;Get Covered Illinois&quot; website to begin shopping for healthcare plans.</p><p></p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 10:22:15 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 9977 at http://wuis.org Insurance Plan Prices Under ACA Unveiled ACA Insurance Plans May Be Cheaper, But At What Cost? http://wuis.org/post/aca-insurance-plans-may-be-cheaper-what-cost <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Although the grand opening of the Affordable Care Act is only a week away, Illinois is still waiting on the federal government to approve the insurance plans that will be available through it. &nbsp;Even so, the governor today announced it will cost less to get coverage than originally expected.</p><p></p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 20:51:12 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 9566 at http://wuis.org ACA Insurance Plans May Be Cheaper, But At What Cost? Illinois Still Waiting On Key Obamacare Approval http://wuis.org/post/illinois-still-waiting-key-obamacare-approval <p></p><p>The price of insurance policies that will be offered under the federal health care overhaul remain a mystery, even to state officials.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Oct. 1 will be a big day across the country for President Barack Obama's signature health care law. It's the launch date for insurance marketplaces, the Affordable Care Act's term for where people without insurance will be able to shop for coverage.</span></p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 22:46:32 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 8743 at http://wuis.org Illinois Still Waiting On Key Obamacare Approval Legislation Would Require Insurance For High School Sports http://wuis.org/post/legislation-would-require-insurance-high-school-sports <p><object height="250" width="500"><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true"><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"><param name="movie" value="http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=51645624&amp;force_embed=1&amp;server=vimeo.com&amp;show_title=1&amp;show_byline=0&amp;show_portrait=0&amp;color=ff6633&amp;fullscreen=1&amp;autoplay=0&amp;loop=0"><embed allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" src="http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=51645624&amp;force_embed=1&amp;server=vimeo.com&amp;show_title=1&amp;show_byline=0&amp;show_portrait=0&amp;color=ff6633&amp;fullscreen=1&amp;au Mon, 20 May 2013 22:45:35 +0000 Brian Mackey 2967 at http://wuis.org