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Only quarter of eligible Mississippians join health insurance exchange so far

With a month of open enrollment left, 81,251 Mississippians have either registered or been automatically renewed for the state’s Federally Facilitated Marketplace created through the Affordable Care Act. Still, the totals represent just 26 percent of those eligible to enroll, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. Last year, Mississippi ranked 33rd in the number of eligible people who enrolled in ...

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Three insurers selling in state on health care reform website

JACKSON — Three companies are now selling health insurance in Mississippi through a federal website created under the health overhaul that President Barack Obama signed into law. That’s up from two in the state last year. A three-month annual enrollment period started Saturday for consumers seeking coverage through the online marketplace, or health exchange. It’s an option for those who ...

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United Healthcare set to take over CHIP

Approximately 67,000 Mississippi children currently are enrolled in the program The state’s youth healthcare program will have a new insurance provider beginning at midnight on Jan. 1, 2010. Approximately 67,000 Mississippi children currently enrolled in the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) administered by the state division of Medicaid will transfer to coverage provided by UnitedHealthcare of Mississippi. Blue Cross Blue ...

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UMMC, UnitedHealthcare ink deal

Jackson — The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) and UnitedHealthcare have signed an agreement giving UnitedHealthcare commercial health plan customers with in-network access to inpatient and outpatient services available through University Hospitals and Health Systems, including Holmes County Hospital and Clinics in Lexington. The agreement also includes University Physicians. Scott Stringer, M.D., associate vice chancellor for clinical affairs at ...

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UnitedHealthcare chosen for CHIP

JACKSON — UnitedHealthcare by AmeriChoice has been selected by Mississippi’s State and School Employees Health Insurance Management Board to be the state’s partner in its Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). When the new policy begins in Jan. 2010, UnitedHealthcare will be the exclusive health plan for approximately 65,000 children throughout Mississippi who are enrolled in CHIP. “Particularly in these challenging ...

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