Vermont Health Connect

Complex ‘surgery’ prescribed to fix Vermont Health Connect

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont and MVP Health Care are warning about the risks of fixing the embattled health exchange.

State to pay Blue Cross $3.5 million

This is the second settlement the state has paid to Blue Cross for reconciliation of accounts for Vermont Health Connect customers.

Bob Howe & Mary Gerisch: Health care for Vermonters

Competition does not cause costs to go down in the for-profit health care business world.

2017 Legislative Preview: Medicaid, mental health and Vermont Health Connect

Medicaid spending will once again be a driving factor in a projected $55 million to $75 million budget gap.

Two Days Left to Sign Up for January Health Coverage through Vermont Health Connect

News Release — Department of Vermont Health Access December 13, 2016 Contact: Seán Sheehan Contact Phone Number: 802-585-6339 Contact E-mail Address: [email protected] WATERBURY, VT – Department of Vermont Health Access officials reminded Vermonters of a key health insurance deadline coming up this week. December 15 (this Thursday) is the last day to sign up with […]

Report: Vermont Health Connect flawed, but state’s best option

A new analysis recommends sticking with the existing health insurance exchange even though it has “significant deficiencies.”

New appointments include Tebbetts for agriculture, insurance lobbyist for health role

Gov.-elect Phil Scott is bringing some officials back to agencies where they have served before. He reached into the private sector for oversight of Vermont Health Connect.

Thursday is Deadline to Sign Up for January Health Coverage through Vermont Health Connect

News Release — Department of Vermont Health Access December 13, 2016 Contact: Seán Sheehan Contact Phone Number: 802-585-6339 Contact E-mail Address: [email protected] WATERBURY, VT – Department of Vermont Health Access officials reminded Vermonters of a key health insurance deadline coming up this week. December 15 (this Thursday) is the last day to sign up with […]

Feds say they overpaid for Vermont Health Connect

The state should refund millions it received based on the assumption that every Vermonter would use the exchange, according to an inspector general’s report. The state says federal officials accepted that assumption.

Shumlin touts health exchange as best argument for Obamacare

The governor said President-elect Donald Trump’s proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act would be “a disaster” for Vermont. Shumlin offered stats showing the health exchange is operating smoothly for most customers.

Health insurance open enrollment starts today

Vermonters can sign up for coverage or change their plans for any reason through Jan. 31. The state says customers calling about insurance should have a better experience than over the summer, when wait times were longer.

Vermont Health Connect Rates Stable Relative to National Average

News Release — Department of Vermont Health Access October 26, 2016 Contact: Seán Sheehan Contact Phone Number: 802-585-6339 Contact E-mail Address: [email protected] New Tool Launches Today to Help Vermonters Compare Options and Save Money WATERBURY, VT – Despite news that benchmark premiums on healthcare.gov are increasing by an average of 25% next year, premiums for […]

Vermont Health Connect subcontractor put 659 social security numbers online

Samanage, the subcontractor for WEX Inc., was responsible for the privacy breach, according to the Department of Vermont Health Access.

Obstacles seen in path to Scott’s health exchange vision

The lieutenant governor has talked about sharing risk with other states, but he now says he was misunderstood. Experts say partnering with another state in an exchange would be difficult and unprecedented.