Health Care Reform News

Health Care Reform Essentials from URL | July 14th 2016 Edition

  • New SBC Template Generally Expected to Apply to Plan Years Beginning On or After April 1, 2017
  • Reminder: Certain Employers May Receive Marketplace Notices
  • Proposals May Impact Employer Liability Under 'Pay or Play'
  • Healthcare.gov Cost Sharing Data Brief
  • Highmark Update - CPA WPA WV NEPA
  • Capital BlueCross | New Incentive+ Producer Program
  • Aetna | Tools to help you sell in PA, DE and WV
  • Top Republicans Call For Major Obamacare Changes To Bring Down Premiums
  • Insured small-group plan count drops 25% in two years
  • Inaccurate Provider Lists A Major Barrier To Care, Study Finds
  • Indemnity health insurers win major ACA court fight
  • ACA in 2016: 10 changes to the Affordable Care Act
  • 10 steps to take now in advance of the DOL’s overtime rule
  • 3 new wellness tech tools to watch
  • How draft ACA tax regulations could affect your clients
  • Lancaster law firm collaborates on survey tool for medical practices
  • Energy & Commerce and Ways & Means Highlight Obama Admin’s Unprecedented Obstruction to Withhold Facts On Billions In Illegal Obamacare Payments
  • Health Care Briefs for July 4 - 8, 2016
  • Summary of CMS agent/broker specific emails for week of July 4
  • New Information Available on REGTAP
  • Earn up to 3 CE's at our CPAHU Meeting on July 26th
  • Weekly PPACA Update Conference Call
  • Weekly PPACA Conference Call Archives

Health Care Reform Essentials from URL | July 7th 2016 Edition

  • AIR System Will Remain Up and Running After Deadline
  • Medicare-Eligible Employees Ineligible to Receive Premium Tax Credits
  • Capital BlueCross | New Incentive+ Producer Program
  • Aetna | Tools to help you sell in PA, DE and WV
  • Aetna | Starting a dialogue with Pennsylvania employers
  • Indemnity health insurers win major ACA court fight
  • Attorneys: Under new OT rules, check job duties, not just pay
  • Obamacare-Causing Insurers To Beg For Bailouts
  • Nurse practitioner reform bill moves to Senate floor
  • Midstate health care organizations collaborate on cancer care
  • Businesses cutting rising costs by self-insuring
  • ACA in 2016: 10 changes to the Affordable Care Act
  • Information on recent MLMS upgrade and use of vendor confirmation code
  • New Resources From the FFM Agent and Broker Program
  • Earn up to 3 CE's at our CPAHU Meeting on July 26th
  • Weekly PPACA Update Conference Call
  • Weekly PPACA Conference Call Archives

Health Care Reform Essentials from URL | June 30th 2016 Edition

  • New FAQ on Including Additional Marketplace Coverage Information in COBRA Election Notice
  • Employers Face Significant Penalties for ACA Information Reporting Failures
  • Highmark Updates
  • Minnesota’s Largest Health Insurer To Drop Individual Plans
  • Republicans' new ACA replacer, dissected
  • Boustany-backed Obamacare exception for small businesses heads to Senate
  • Supreme Court decision deals blow to health coverage efforts in California
  • 9 FAQs about the DOL’s overtime rule
  • The unintended consequences of spousal exclusions
  • Why HSA contributions are becoming as important as a 401(k) match
  • House may vote on big HSA deduction increase
  • Health Care Briefs for June 20 - 24, 2016
  • Agents/Brokers: New Resources From the FFM Agent and Broker Program
  • Agents/Brokers: News for Federally-facilitated Marketplace Agents and Brokers - June 2016 Edition
  • Update: Agents and Broker June 29th SEP Verification Process
  • CPAHU CE Meeting July 26, 2016
  • Weekly PPACA Update Conference Call
  • Weekly PPACA Conference Call Archives

Health Care Reform Essentials from URL | June 23rd 2016 Edition

  • Fees Apply to Employers Sponsoring Certain Self-Insured Plans
  • Final Rule Updates Sex Discrimination Guidelines for Covered Contractors and Subcontractors
  • Aetna | Your PA and OH clients can keep their current benefit plans even longer
  • GHP's June e-Beat is here!
  • UPMC Producer Update - Important Coverage Updates to 2017
  • Health Care Briefs for June 13 - 17, 2016
  • Republican National Committee Platform Testimony on Health Insurance
  • States get offer of federal money to boost insurer compliance with Obamacare
  • Core benefits more important to employee engagement than other perks
  • 10 steps to take now in advance of the DOL’s overtime rule
  • Buzz surrounds status of Rite Aid-Walgreens transaction
  • Health Insurer Hoped to Disrupt the Industry, but Struggles in State Marketplaces
  • Overtime rules weigh on nonprofit sector
  • CPAHU CE Meeting July 26, 2016
  • Weekly PPACA Update Conference Call
  • Weekly PPACA Conference Call Archives

Health Care Reform Essentials from URL | June 16th 2016 Edition

  • Federal Agencies Issue Proposed Rule on Expatriate Health Plans
  • Reminder: Electronic Filing Deadline for ACA Information Returns Approaching
  • Western Highmark Commission Update
  • Independence Launches Identity Theft Protection Services to Group Customers
  • New critics of Hershey-Pinnacle merger cite higher costs, less competition
  • Obamacare repeal would lead to 24 million more people without health insurance
  • Federal regulators may try to kill critical illness insurance
  • Transgender health benefits may be required under new HHS guidance
  • Shift to defined benefit health plans still ‘a steep climb’
  • Rising Premiums Rattle Consumers Paying Their Own Way
  • It's Working: Health Insurer Once Touted by Obama Proposes 40 Percent Premium Hike
  • Several bills with ACA tweaks set for markupSeveral bills with ACA tweaks set for markup
  • CPAHU CE Meeting July 26, 2016
  • Weekly PPACA Update Conference Call
  • Weekly PPACA Conference Call Archives