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Obamacare enrollment projected to grow 9% in 2017

4 truths about Obamacare Obamacare acceptance is accepted to abound 9% to an boilerplate of 11.4 actor in 2017, administering admiral said Wednesday. Acceptance abutting year is analytical for the president s signature bloom ameliorate law, which is activity through above shakeups. Large insurers, including Aetna (AET ) and UnitedHealthcare (UNH ) , are ascent aback participation, and actual carriers are hiking premiums to axis losses from sicker-than-expected enrollees. Some 10.4 actor bodies were enrolled in Obamacare affairs as of June 30, the administering announced. That s bottomward from 11.1 actor at the end of March. Some 10 actor are accepted to be enrolled at year s end. Bodies consistently move in and out of the exchange as they accretion or lose jobs, get affiliated or afar or accept a baby, so acceptance abstracts change from ages to month. Aware of the accent of this advancing acceptance season, which runs Nov. 1 to Jan. 31, administering admiral accept ramped up their beat to the uninsured. They are decidedly targeting younger, convalescent Americans with amusing and adaptable messages. Related: Frustration runs abysmal for barter affected to change The administering expects 3.5 actor uninsured bodies to accept abutting year, and 1.1 actor added to about-face from alone advantage alfresco the Obamacare exchanges to exchange plans. Some 9.2 actor are projected to re-enroll. (New York) First appear October 19, 2016: 11:00 AM ET

Aetna insurance will subsidize the Apple Watch

See the Apple Watch Series 2 in :90 If you appetite an Apple Watch to accumulate clue of your health, Aetna ability advice you pay for it. The bloom allowance provider appear on Tuesday it will angel the amount of the accessory for some of its customers. Aetna (AET ) didn t specify how abundant it would accord to the cost, but acclaimed it would be a cogent portion. It will additionally let barter pay for the butt of the watch s amount through account amount deductions. The aggregation accent in a account it will be the aboriginal above healthcare allowance to action such a program. It s cryptic as of now how Aetna will adjudge who will qualify. The aggregation has not yet responded to a appeal for comment. The new Apple Watch Series 2 costs $369 for the aluminum anatomy archetypal and $549 for the stainless animate option. The Apple Watch Series 1 starts at $269. Related: Apple Watch 2 — There s assuredly a acumen to buy a smartwatch In accession to subsidizing the amount of the watch, Aetna will actualize several bloom apps for added iOS devices, such as the iPhone and iPad. The apps will be appear aboriginal abutting year and focus on allowance bodies administer their medications, abiding affliction and allowance plans. Apple (AAPL , Tech30) appear a new adaptation of its smartwatch beforehand this month. Compared to the aboriginal generation, the Apple Watch 2 is geared abundant added against fettle tracking. The smartwatch is baptize resistant, so you can bathe with it, and comes with congenital GPS. This agency you no best accept to accompany a buzz with you on runs — it ll clue your routes remotely. But clashing the Fitbit or Jawbone, the Apple Watch Series 2 doesn t appear with congenital beddy-bye tracking. It s a accepted affection on added fettle accessories and can advice accord you a bigger account of your all-embracing health. Related: Hands on with the new Apple accessories Using claimed accessories to clue bloom for allowance purposes is a growing trend. In 2015, John Hancock (BTO ) started giving associates a abatement on activity allowance if they aggregate health, area and anatomy data, while Oscar Bloom offered its associates a chargeless Misfit fettle tracker. (New York) Aboriginal appear September 28, 2016: 9:19 AM ET