Health Care Reform News

Health Care Reform Essentials from URL | July 9th 2015 Edition

  • Highmark Updates | Week of July 6, 2015
  • Update on SHOP Marketplaces for Small Businesses
  • Aetna to Acquire Humana
  • Capital BlueCross Theon Care Manager
  • UPMC | Producer Update 7/7/15 - Stop loss training class provided by OptumHealth Financial Services
  • Weekly PPACA Update Conference Call
  • Weekly PPACA Conference Call Archives
  • Introducing the Best Employer Group Shopping Experience
  • Preferred partners: A narrow-network antidote
  • More competition is supposed to help consumers. That might not be true with health insurance.
  • Qualifying Events Review
  • Aetna to buy rival Humana for $35B
  • Why the Aetna, Humana merger is a ‘lesson’ for brokers
  • Texas public exchange ID cards spark debate
  • Health Insurance Companies Seek Big Rate Increases for 2016

Health Care Reform Essentials from URL | July 2nd 2015 Edition

  • Pennsylvania abandons plan to create state health insurance exchange
  • Highmark Agency Action Alert July 1, 2015
  • Capital BlueCross Update: Employers Paying Premium for Individual Policy Coverage, Drug Formulary and Utilization Management Program Updates, 2015 PPACA Large Group Benefit Impacts
  • Aetna | New, simpler plans for you to sell in Pennsylvania for 2016
  • Complete Part II of FFM Agent and Broker Registration by July 1, 2015
  • Weekly PPACA Update Conference Call
  • Weekly PPACA Conference Call Archives
  • Banet's Bullets: Banet's Bullets: Non-Payment Grace Period and Termination of Individual Plans
  • Court Lets Some Charities Avoid Rules on Birth Control Coverage
  • Court says same-sex marriage is legal everywhere, but is it really?: Q&A
  • Starting Wednesday, Obamacare will punish businesses who help employees with health care
  • ObamaCare, Tried in Greece, Leads to Bankruptcy, Rioting & Bloodshed
  • ObamaCare Co-ops Lose Money While Executives Get Rich

Health Care Reform Essentials from URL | June 25th 2015 Edition

  • High Court Upholds Health Law Subsidies
  • News for Federally-facilitated Marketplace Agents and Brokers - June 2015 Edition
  • Aetna | New, simpler plans for you to sell in Pennsylvania for 2016
  • Weekly PPACA Update Conference Call
  • Weekly PPACA Conference Call Archives
  • House votes to kill health law's Medicare savings panel
  • State HIXs deny mergers, talk up transitions
  • Top 5: Major health insurers operating in Pennsylvania
  • Biggest health insurers to get even bigger under ACA

Health Care Reform Essentials from URL | June 18th 2015 Edition

  • Governor Wolf Receives Conditional Approval from Federal Government to Pursue State Based Health Insurance Marketplace
  • Two states win approval for ObamaCare backup plan
  • Highmark Commission Information - Clarification regarding upcoming changes to commission for SEP enrollment
  • Federally-facilitated Marketplace Agent and Broker Training and Registration for Plan Year 2015 Closing
  • Central Penn Business Journal Healthcare Symposium 2015
  • Weekly PPACA Update Conference Call
  • Weekly PPACA Conference Call Archives
  • ACA-Related Filings
  • CVS to Buy 1,600 Drugstores From Target for $1.9 Billion
  • Wolf: All CHIP plans now meet federal requirements
  • IRS clarifies ACA reporting requirements for large employers
  • Skyrocketing drug prices leave cures out of reach for some patients
  • CMS outlines plans for year three on federal health exchange
  • King v. Burwell in Perspective: Only 1 Out of 5 Whose Insurance Costs Grew Because of Obamacare Got Subsidies

Health Care Reform Essentials from URL | June 11th 2015 Edition

  • Capital BlueCross UPDATE Anthem Data Breach
  • Assurant (AIZ) Completes Strategic Review; Plans to Exit Health Insurance Market
  • Highmark Commission Information - Upcoming changes to commissions for SEP enrollment
  • Federally-facilitated Marketplace Agent and Broker Training and Registration for Plan Year 2015 Closing
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Product Information - New large group offering: Connect Blue EPO
  • Capital BlueCross Individual Health Portfolio
  • Reminder: FFM Agent and Broker Training and Registration for Plan Year 2015 Closing
  • Weekly PPACA Update Conference Call
  • Weekly PPACA Conference Call Archives
  • Burwell: Health care on threshold of big change
  • What are the ACA’s preventive care requirements?
  • Midsize Businesses Seek Relief From Federal Health Law
  • IRS can’t verify qualifications of every Obamacare subsidy recipient, watchdog says