Health Care Reform News

Health Care Reform Essentials from URL | March 16th 2017 Edition

  • March 16th Question From Vince Phillips
  • Leg Reg Rerview #11 - 03/13/2017
  • Starmark | A new reference-based pricing self-funded plan design - available soon!
  • Highmark Agency Action Alerts
  • GOP health plan to increase uninsured by 24M, CBO says
  • Broker organizations plot next moves on MLR provision
  • PinnacleHealth to affiliate with UPMC, acquire four midstate hospitals
  • 3 weird AHCA individual health product effects
  • Trump meets with Democrats at White House on drug prices
  • House Advances Reconciliation Repeal of the ACA, Drops Provision to Cap the Employer Exclusion
  • Five Ways The GOP Health Bill Would Reverse Course From The ACA
  • Feds try to ease ACA subsidy program data agony
  • Healthcare reform bill opens the door to more flexible plan design
  • What are midstate leaders saying about the proposed American Health Care Act?
  • Lawmakers take up Obamacare revision without an independent scorekeeper
  • Obamacare revision clears two House committees as Trump, others tried to tamp down backlash
  • Where Does Your Premium Dollar Go?
  • Why the ACA replacement bill is missing the mark for employers, employees
  • Who wins and who loses under Obamacare replacement bill
  • Is UPMC making a run at PinnacleHealth in Harrisburg-area hospital 'vacuum'?
  • 3/20 My URL 101: Cases, Contracts & Commissions
  • Weekly PPACA Update Conference Call
  • Weekly PPACA Conference Call Archives

Health Care Reform Essentials from URL | March 9th 2017 Edition

  • New Expiration Date for Health Insurance Exchange Notices is March 31, 2017
  • March 9th Question From Vince Phillips
  • Leg Reg Review #10 - 03/06/2017
  • Banet's Bullet - IMPORTANT - New IBC Sales Portal
  • Highmark Individual Market Update - Updated Special Enrollment Period (SEP) Form
  • GOP health plan could pose challenges to employer reporting
  • GOP charges ahead with ObamaCare repeal
  • Trump backs health tax credits that have split Republicans
  • Geisinger expects hiring in Harrisburg region
  • What you need to know about the American Health Care Act
  • What does the fiduciary rule delay mean for employers?
  • Compliance Cornered: Contribution Strategy May Complicate Compliance
  • 3/20 My URL 101: Cases, Contracts & Commissions
  • Weekly PPACA Update Conference Call
  • Weekly PPACA Conference Call Archives

Health Care Reform Essentials from URL | March 2nd 2017 Edition

  • USCIS Updates Form I-9 Handbook for Employers
  • Extended Transition to Affordable Care Act-Compliant Policies
  • Highmark Individual Market Update - Short Term Blue PPO Plan Withdrawal
  • Highmark Individual Market Update - Updated Special Enrollment Period (SEP) Form
  • Coming soon... a new self-funded plan design from Starmark!
  • Starmark Sales Update: A New Self-Funded Plan Design, Utilization Reports available online and more!
  • Capital BlueCross Anthem Data Breach
  • Capital BlueCross Oral Chemotherapy Medications Mandate
  • UPMC Special Enrollment Period (SEP)/ Qualifying Life Events (QLE) for On & Off Exchange
  • Product Information
  • Pa. hospitals part of fire sale, with potential impact in Harrisburg, Lancaster
  • Reconciliation Repeal of ACA Includes Plan to Cap the Employer Exclusion
  • Attorney: Quick ACA repeal unlikely, but other changes coming
  • HHS promised full risk corridors payments, insurers say
  • Obamacare repeal may birth a new retirement account
  • Repeal of Health Law Faces Obstacles in House, Not Just in Senate
  • Liberal Vermont tests the waters on GOP health care overhaul
  • Trump will meet with governors worried about Medicaid funding
  • CIAB urges HHS to establish a national benchmark health plan
  • Exclusive: Leaked GOP Obamacare replacement shrinks subsidies, Medicaid expansion
  • 9 trends driving employee benefits in Q2 and beyond
  • 3/3 CPAHU CE Meeting | The New World of Health Care & HRA's
  • Weekly PPACA Update Conference Call
  • Weekly PPACA Conference Call Archives

Health Care Reform Essentials from URL | February 23rd 2017 Edition

  • February 23rd Question From Vince Phillips
  • Leg Reg Review #9 - 02/17/2017
  • Capital BlueCross MOBE Pain Management Program
  • Product Information
  • First on CNN: Details of Rand Paul, Mark Sanford Obamacare replacement bill
  • ACA exchange team hopes to delay filing dates
  • IRS won’t withhold tax refunds if Americans ignore ACA insurance requirement
  • How to fix healthcare — and avoid a backlash
  • GOP tells NAHU healthcare fix will take years
  • 3/3 Central Pennsylvania Association of Health Underwriters Meeting Announcement
  • Weekly PPACA Update Conference Call
  • Weekly PPACA Conference Call Archives

Health Care Reform Essentials from URL | February 16th 2017 Edition

  • Proposed Marketplace Stabilization Rule Issued for Comment
  • February 9th Question From Vince Phillips
  • Leg Reg Review #7 - 02/10/2017 - SPECIAL BUDGET ISSUE
  • DE, PA and WV Plan Sponsors Received Letter about Medical Loss Ratio
  • Highmark Update – St. Vincent Hospital Investment Plan
  • Reminder: Lehigh Valley Flex Blue and Alliance Flex Blue Incentive Program
  • Capital BlueCross strikes accountable care deal with Lancaster General Health
  • Product Information
  • Judge backs health insurer in ACA payment suit
  • Tom Price’s plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, explained
  • Conservatives just made Obamacare repeal more difficult
  • 9 questions for the Trumpcare architects
  • Senate prepares to hear Seema Verma, Trump's ACA boss pick
  • What Price’s appointment means for employers
  • Benefit groups call for suspension of health plan reporting requirements
  • Agency ends review of Trump’s ACA mystery order
  • Why employers might want to rethink HDHPs
  • How Obama’s last healthcare legislation is further hurting the ACA’s chances of survival
  • Here's how President Trump will change Obamacare
  • Paul reportedly leaves meeting with House Republicans on ObamaCare
  • Trump administration releases ACA stabilization rules
  • 3/3 Central Pennsylvania Association of Health Underwriters Meeting Announcement
  • Weekly PPACA Update Conference Call
  • Weekly PPACA Conference Call Archives