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MediConnect President Comments on Health Insurance Premiums

MediConnect President Comments on Health Insurance Premiums

September 20, 2017

MediConnect Insurance President Brian Breisinger comments about health insurance premiums in Pittsburgh Post Gazette article "As Obamacare enrollment period nears, uncertainty pervades W.Pa. market covering 155,000."

The article states: With navigators facing cutbacks, people looking for assistance to enroll in a marketplace plan sometimes have turned to insurance brokers. Even with a more navigable website than when it was launched in the fall of 2013, the details for enrolling can be confounding.

“A lot of our customers have significant changes in their plans every year,” said Brian Breisinger, president of MediConnect Insurance in Kennedy. “Just the premiums are jumping 19-20 percent in some places, which is significant.”

That is the counter weight, or counter punch, to heralding the declining number of uninsured Americans: Some with coverage have seen their premiums, deductibles and co-payments go way up — particularly for those who made too much to qualify for a premium tax credit or other subsidy.

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