Vermont Health Connect

A federally supported research group will assist Massachusetts officials in reviewing the state’s options regarding the company contracted to operate its health insurance website.

Officials at Vermont's largest hospital say it will be at least 30 days before they know how smoothly it will go for people to move to the new health insurance system.

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Massachusetts and Vermont are withholding payments and considering legal options against the contractor that set up the states' problem-plagued health insurance websites.

Massachusetts has paid $11 million of its $69 million contract with CGI Group, a Montreal-based information technology company.

Jason Lefferts is a spokesman for the Commonwealth Health Connector, the state's insurance marketplace.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Vt. Gov.: Little Impact From Federal Health Change

Nov 15, 2013
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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.