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AG: Some health insurance plans fail to comply with federal law

July 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem issued an opinion Friday concluding that some plans offered by two major health insurers likely fail to comply with federal law by excluding coverage for residential treatment of adults for s…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

AG: Some health insurance plans fail to comply with federal law

July 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem issued an opinion Friday concluding that some plans offered by two major health insurers likely fail to comply with federal law by excluding coverage for residential treatment of adults for s…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Private insurance coverage up 10 percent in ND since before ACA

July 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — Private insurance coverage has increased by more than 10 percent in North Dakota since before passage of the federal Affordable Care Act, an Insurance Department official reported Wednesday in the first such measure of the controversial …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Gap in addiction treatment from ‘essential benefits’ standard

June 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — There’s an unintended gap in adult residential treatment for addictions because of North Dakota’s selection of the basic “essential services” coverage under the Affordable Care Act, service providers and mental health advocates say….continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

ND Blue Cross Blue Shield fires leader

May 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

Blue Cross Blue Shield North Dakota has fired its top official.

The insurance giant fired President and Chief Executive Officer Paul von Ebers, the company announced in a statement Monday afternoon. Von Ebers had held the position since 2009. His …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

ND Blue Cross Blue Shield fires leader

May 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

Blue Cross Blue Shield North Dakota has fired its top official.

The insurance giant fired President and Chief Executive Officer Paul von Ebers, the company announced in a statement Monday afternoon. Von Ebers had held the position since 2009. His …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

ND online marketplace enrollment continues to trickle

January 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — Enrollment for health insurance through the new online marketplace continues at a trickling pace in North Dakota.
As of the first week of January, when coverage started through plans under the Affordable Care Act, 977 members had signed up…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Blue Cross denies it was asked to withhold enrollment data

October 23, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota says a company official “misunderstood internal discussions” when he said the Obama administration asked the state’s largest health insurer to keep quiet about how many people had enrolled so far through the new online marketplace. Continue Reading

Official: Feds ask Blue Cross not to release exchange numbers

October 22, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO The Obama administration asked North Dakota’s largest health insurer not to publicize how many people have signed up for health insurance through a new online exchange, a company official says. Continue Reading

As health law goes live, answers are available from insurers, government

October 2, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS The government website intended to register millions of uninsured residents for health care under the Affordable Care Act stalled for the second day in a row Wednesday, forcing some North Dakota residents to call state agencies for help. Continue Reading