Vermont Health Connect

North Country News
7:30 pm
Mon December 23, 2013

VT Health Connect Deadline Approaches

Vermont health care officials are urging people who have signed up for health insurance through the Vermont Health Connect website to pay their bills as soon as possible to ensure they get coverage by Jan. 1.

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North Country News
10:15 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

VT Health Official Reports 2nd Security Breach

The state official overseeing Vermont's new online insurance marketplace says there has been a second "privacy incident" after there was a mix-up of information involving two people with the same first and last names.

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North Country News
7:45 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

VT Governor Urges Health Connect Sign Up By Dec. 23

Governor Peter Shumlin is encouraging people who are eligible to sign up for health insurance through the Vermont Health Connect system.

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North Country News
10:45 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

State Had Repeated Warnings About Health Website

Governor Peter Shumlin is continuing to say he didn't know the extent of problems with the Vermont Health Connect insurance exchange website until after Labor Day.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

Vermont Health Exchange Adds Premium Processing

The Department of Vermont Health Access upgraded its health care exchange website this week, enabling it to bill individual and family customers.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Health Official Apology Over Security Breach Breeds Controversy

Criticism has been raging this week over the accuracy of testimony the Commissioner of Vermont Health Access provided to a Vermont House committee regarding the security of the state health care exchange.

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New England News
8:23 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Vt. Gov.: Little Impact From Federal Health Change

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Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin says he thinks it's unlikely the decision by President Barack Obama to allow people to extend existing health insurance policies for a year will have much impact on Vermont.

The state had already decided to allow individuals and small businesses to extend their current health insurance plans through March 31.

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North Country News
11:15 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

VT Warns People of Health Insurance Phone Scams

The state of Vermont is warning people to beware of phone scams from callers claiming to be selling health insurance in order to obtain personal information.

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WAMC News
8:06 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Vt. Says 3,401 Picked Health Insurance Via Website

The state of Vermont says 3,401 people have chosen a new health insurance plan through the Vermont Health Connect website.

The figure released Wednesday is up 263 people from Tuesday and it's well above the 1,325 figure released for Vermont by the federal government. The federal government figures represented signups through Nov. 2, the first month the federal health insurance marketplace has been in operation.

As of Wednesday, Vermont Health Connect said that 14,144 people have created accounts on its website and the site has had more than 133,000 unique visitors.

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North Country News
11:15 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

VT Hospitals Helping State Expand Health Coverage

All 14 Vermont hospitals and two in New Hampshire are helping the state promote Vermont Health Connect, the marketplace that is to provide coverage as part of the incoming health reform efforts.

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