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Health insurers urge renewals ahead of new law
USA Today

Aetna is urging its customers to renew their health insurance policies early “so you won’t have to worry about how the 2014 changes affect you.” Florida insurer AvMed says early renewal will “reduce rate uncertainty and possible disruption” that could occur after the Affordable Care Act takes effect. The insurers are among those using what critics call questionable marketing pitches to get people into plans that are more profitable for them, but could be less beneficial to their customers after the new health law takes effect Jan. 1.