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Despite the progress made through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on health care access, there are challenges to come from health reform, said Rep. Ron Kind (D-Wisc.) Thursday at the AHIP National Policy Forum in Washington.
Governors who refuse to expand their Medicaid programs for the poor may cost employers in their states as much as $1.3 billion in federal fines, according to a new study.
Most brokers who plan to stay in the industry in 2014 are learning to embrace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. But as two health policy minds from opposite sides of the political spectrum discussed Wednesday at Americas Health Insurance Plans conference in Washington, unknown effects of PPACA and rising costs of health care should still be on the minds of carriers and brokers alike.
The MLR regulations under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are misguided, according to AHIP attendees. An engaged crowd at Wednesdays Americas Health Insurance Plans conference in Washington listened to a panel dissect this issue from what the speakers said were unfounded claims of carrier profitability by the government, to the restrictions placed on innovation as a result of high ratio requirements.
Two employers shared how theyve gotten creative with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act at Thursdays National Business Group on Health conference in Washington. One chose to move to a new consumer-driven health plan and the other chose a private exchange through Aon Hewitt.
Health care consultants from Mercer, Aon Hewitt and Towers Watson offered advice at a recent National Business Group on Health event in Washington, D.C.
In this new age of health insurance, VSP Globals CEO provides some tips on what pitfalls to avoid and how to lower cost while still managing care.
Were starting your week with three important facts, developments or conversations from recent and upcoming events. This week, well look at why uninsured Americans hospital bills are so high, more official steps forward by HHS on public exchanges and HHS goals for tech improvements in 2013.
EBA spoke with Dan Palmer of Rehmann Financial Group about employer matching where it's been and where it's going. Palmer says to date, 37% of employer have reinstated a full match plan for 401(k)s since the Great Recession and 49% say they're considering it. Hear more on the future of employer matching.
Probably you. The Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) is moving forward in its quest to define who is a fiduciary for various client/adviser transactions.
Were starting your week with three important facts, developments or conversations from recent and upcoming events. This week, we look at the new IRS guidelines, final ruling from CMS on MLR ratio and whats going on in Europe with retirement taxes.
Nelson Griswold on what insurance brokerages need to keep up with health reform.
A glass-half-full crowd of benefits brokers and agents that could be the theme of this years National Association of Health Underwriters Capitol Conference. The organization concluded its three day lobbying stint Wednesday with a morning of discussion panels on health reform, remarks from a Republican congresswoman, a talk with a representative from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid and an address from NAHUs president.
Early bird gets the worm. Thats an applicable motto for the National Association of Health Underwriters Capitol Conference attendees, who packed into a hotel on Capitol Hill early Tuesday morning for an overflowing session of speakers, from a senator to a president of a health insurance enrollment non-profit to Mercer and Wellpoint representatives.
Jay Jensen of Insight Benefits Group explains how his new tool can help companies become more aware of the financial implications of PPACA.