Many states led by Republican governors have already said they wont build their own insurance exchanges. That puts the onus on the Obama administration.
Health insurance premiums may double for some small businesses and individual buyers in the U.S. when the Affordable Care Acts major provisions start in 2014, Aetnas chief executive officer said.
The Supreme Court gave a university founded by Jerry Falwell a new chance to argue in a lower court that President Obamas health care law doesnt give religious objectors a broad enough exemption.
HHS outlines various conditions and services insurers must cover, and rules to let companies expand employee wellness programs in new proposed regulations of the ACA posted Tuesday.
States received an extra month from the Obama administration to decide whether to build online marketplaces for medical insurance after Republican governors pressed their resistant to the presidents health care law.
Several Republican leaders have either confirmed that theyll be letting the federal government handle their states health care exchanges, or have yet to say, and the deadline is Friday.
In a letter to the nations governors, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius eased a tight deadline for the states to declare whether and how they will build health insurance exchanges mandated and funded under the Affordable Care Act.
Now that health reform is here to stay, blogger Dave Petno says he is ready for the challenge to understand what he calls the entire 2,700 page monstrosity. Heres how you can be prepared too for your clients questions.
Updated throughout the day after Obama's re-election, hear what industry leaders and industry groups say the president's win means for the broker community. Be sure to leave your thoughts in the comments, too.
Post Election Day with a lame duck Congress and fiscal cliff fast approaching, a lot of clients will be looking to the financial services industry for answers and recommendations on what to do moving forward, says Jill Hoffman, VP of federal governmental relations at NAIFA. It thus becomes incumbent on the industry to educate their lawmakers and act now.
What can brokers do post-election to serve their clients? NAHU's SVP of Government Relations Jessica Waltman provides the answer and shares NAHU's wishes for the political future in regards to health reform and predicts if MLR rebates will be addressed in the lame duck Congress.
Adviser representatives were encouraged by recognition of their role in employee benefits delivery, as a bill allowing for the exclusion of commissions from health reform's medical loss ratio calculations moved forward in late September.
New legislation begins this month in Massachusetts, a state ahead of the country on health care reform, says EBA Blogger Mark Gaunya. But what can others learn from this new law, a a state-based, cost control experiment that may prove to be a glimpse of the future in your state?
Who will do most of the work implementing PPACA? Blogger Ed Bray, J.D., sees a tide that could be turning to a shared role between human resources and finance.
The Summary of Benefits and Coverage is supposed to be an easy-to-understand summary about a health plan's benefits and coverage. But guest blogger Ed Bray maintains the SBC has the potential to confuse employees.