Obamacare May Lock-In Insurance Payment Problems



Don't hold your breath, Wisconsinites, on recovering all of the $15.4 million the University of Wisconsin System overpaid on health insurance premiums in 2011 and 2012.

The overpayments, identified last week, often resulted from poor communication between the UW System and the Employee Trust Funds, which administers state contracts with the State Group Health Insurance, said Bill Kox, deputy administrator for the ETF's division of insurance services.

But the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act makes it more difficult to recoup that money once it goes out the door, Kox said.