PacSun, the youth-oriented apparel retailer, is closing its store at Marketplace Mall in Henrietta. It is currently in the midst of a going out of business sale. The chain retailer offers unisex fashions and sporty gear such as sneakers. We visited the mall on a Friday night and noticed many of the stores shifting gears. The mall is transitioning into an outlet center and some of the stores have converted while others have closed. More: Marketplace Mall on track to become outlet More: Shopping small and online are trending for holiday 2017 The Marketplace Outlet was scheduled to open by October but deals are taking longer, which is not unusual to outlets in the current retail landscape, said Dennis Wilmot, vice president of leasing at Wilmorite, parent of The Marketplace mall. The key configuration will be the old Macy's space that closed in February.Qdoba is now open at 12 Corners in Brighton, behind ESL at 1881 Monroe Avenue. The … [Read more...] about What’s happening with Marketplace Mall?
If one of your new year’s resolutions is to secure health insurance for 2016, you’ve only got 20 more days to reach your goal through the Affordable Care Act. Since going into effect two years ago, more than 16 million Americans have used the health insurance marketplace to sign up for coverage for themselves, their families or their employees, according to an analysis by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. New Yorkers make up nearly 13% of that overall number. In the Empire State, ACA health insurance can be found through New York State of Health, the insurance marketplace operated by the New York State Department of Health. Between Medicaid, Qualified Health Plans and Child Health Plus programs, more than two million New Yorkers have obtained affordable health coverage as part of Obamacare. If you're uninsured or thinking about updating your insurance through the Marketplace for the year ahead, here’s a word of caution: … [Read more...] about Waiting to sign up for health care in NY state marketplace is risky move
While Obamacare is intended to improve access to health care around the country, many immigrants and Limited English Proficient persons in New York may be left out. Last week, the New York State Department of Health debuted its Health Plan Marketplace, an organized marketplace designed to help people shop for and enroll in health insurance coverage. Individuals, families and small businesses will be able to use this service to check their eligibility to programs such as Medicaid. However, the Marketplace has failed to take necessary steps to ensure access for immigrants and New Yorkers with limited English language proficiency. But with relatively straightforward changes, the state can maximize the benefits of the Health Plan Marketplace and increase access to health care for all New Yorkers. One area in which the Marketplace fails to adequately serve immigrant communities is language access. For example, the enrollment application on the Marketplace website is only available in … [Read more...] about Be Our Guest: Access to the health care marketplace should be expanded to those with limited English proficiency
SAN FRANCISCO — If Facebook were to place an ad, it would read something like this. Wanted: Facebook users to buy and sell stuff.On Monday Facebook is launching Marketplace, its version of the local rummage sale, and it's trying to coax its 1.71 billion users to hunt for new treasures or declutter their closets, moving more forcefully than ever onto the turf of Craigslist, eBay and other online services that help people peddle that designer coat, vintage car or gently used couch.The Marketplace icon will now appear at the bottom of the screen on the Facebook mobile app on iOS and Android in four countries: the U.S., the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. It's also being tested in Chile. New reason to spend timeIt's the latest push into commerce for the giant social network, which is looking to give users yet another reason to spend more time on it. Buying and selling is already popular. More than 450 million people visit buy-and-sell groups each … [Read more...] about Facebook Marketplace: Is this the new eBay?
Another Arizona health insurance company has told state health-insurance regulators that it will exit the Affordable Care Act marketplace next year, leaving consumers in several counties with one less option.Health Choice Insurance Co. officials confirmed that the insurer will drop marketplace plans in Arizona next year. The insurer sold plans in Maricopa, Pima and a handful of rural counties this year, but it won't sell any Affordable Care Act plans next year.“The business and regulatory uncertainties that exist at this time with respect to the federal health-insurance marketplace significantly impacted our decision to discontinue our marketplace product offerings," said Health Choice Communications Director Laura Waugh. Waugh said the insurer's non-marketplace plans will not be affected.Health Choice, owned by the Tennessee-based hospital chain Iasis Healthcare, is the latest in a flurry of Affordable Care Act marketplace exits in Arizona.Two large … [Read more...] about Arizona insurer exits roil Affordable Care Act marketplace
FISHERS – Elizabeth Cooke isn't against megastores. She just doesn't want Kroger Co. to bulldoze its store at 116th Street and Olio Road to make way for a 123,000-square-foot Kroger Marketplace.The Cincinnati-based grocery chain plans to replace the existing store with the marketplace concept, which would offer more one-stop shopping options by stocking not only groceries, but furniture, electronics and more.The store would cost about $20 million to build and sit on about 7 acres of land. The existing 65,000-square-foot store would remain open through the construction but would be demolished for a parking lot after construction is completed in 2015. The fuel center would remain.Before the company can begin building, though, the town council must approve a request to annex the area, rezone the area from residential and amend the rules governing the development of the original grocery to allow for the larger store.The council on Monday decided to table that action, citing … [Read more...] about Kroger will continue pursuit of Fishers marketplace
Two major health insurance companies, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona and Health Net, will drop Affordable Care Act plans next year in Maricopa and Pinal counties, forcing tens of thousands of consumers to switch plans next year.Stung by financial losses on marketplace plans in 2014 and 2015, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona has filed documents with the Arizona Department of Insurance to discontinue such plans in Maricopa and Pinal counties. About 44,000 Blue Cross Blue Shield customers will need to find new sources of health coverage for 2017.Similarly, state filings show Health Net will drop Affordable Care Act plans in Maricopa and Pinal counties next year, eliminating coverage for about 14,000 current Health Net customers. It intends to sell only mid-level silver and gold marketplace plans in Pima County next year, according to the insurer's filings.The moves to scale back coverage in Arizona's most populous region … [Read more...] about Blue Cross, Health Net drop Affordable Care Act marketplace plans
Aetna this week became the latest insurer to pull out of the Affordable Care Act marketplace in Arizona.Aetna joins UnitedHealthcare, Health Choice Insurance Co. and Humana as insurers that will not offer Obamacare health-insurance plans next year in Arizona. Health Net, meanwhile, will scale back to offer an Obamacare health-insurance plan only in Pima County.These insurer exits will limit options for consumers enrolled in an ACA marketplace plan.A total of 9,667 Pinal County residents had selected a marketplace plan as of Feb. 1, and those customers who wish to continue subsidized coverage beyond Jan. 1 have no current options. That would change if another insurer commits to Pinal.Right now, there are no health-insurance companies committed to selling marketplace plans in Pinal County. Aetna had planned to sell plans in Maricopa County and Pinal County, but the insurer reversed course and pulled out of … [Read more...] about Obamacare: 5 things to know in the Arizona marketplace
The nation's largest health-care insurer, UnitedHealthcare, will exit the Affordable Care Act marketplace in Arizona next year, a move that will reduce or eliminate options for consumers to buy subsidized plans in more than half of the state's counties.Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona also said it will evaluate “all options,” including discontinuing marketplace plans, in some counties for coverage that begins Jan. 1, 2017.UnitedHealthcare and Blue Cross Blue Shield are the only health-care insurers that sold marketplace plans in every Arizona county this year. If Blue Cross Blue Shield also drops marketplace plans in some rural counties, it could leave consumers in those counties without a way to get subsidized health-care insurance. RELATED: Sticker shock: Health insurance no guarantee of lower bills for some patients RELATED: Arizona's Affordable Care Act health-insurance sign-ups slow in third … [Read more...] about One of Arizona’s largest health-care insurers to exit marketplace; second could follow
Molina Healthcare Inc. announced Wednesday that it will not sell health plans next year on the Wisconsin marketplaces set up through the Affordable Care Act.The health insurer, based in Long Beach, Calif., has the largest market share for health plans sold directly to individuals and families in southeastern Wisconsin.Its decision to drop out of the Obamacare exchanges in Wisconsin is the most significant setback for the state marketplaces since they were set up in 2014.In June, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield said it would largely stop selling insurance plans in Wisconsin on the marketplaces next year, but only about 14,000 people are covered by those plans.Molina doesn’t disclose how many people are enrolled in its various health plans, but it covered about 55,000 people through individual health plans in Wisconsin last year, according to the state Office of the Commissioner of Insurance.For now, Molina's exit leaves Common Ground Healthcare Cooperative, … [Read more...] about Molina Healthcare to drop out of Wisconsin’s Obamacare marketplace