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Health Insurers Post Improved Earnings
The health insurance industry posted improved earnings for 2016, with net income for those companies filing on a health annual statement rising by 46% to $13.1 ...
Healthcare Watch: Supreme Court Decision Could Be Complicated
The U.S. Supreme Court’s upcoming ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act could be complicated and result in a flurry of legislation if all or ...
NAIC Advancing Health Reform Plans Despite Pending Supreme Court Ruling
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners will convene in Washington, D.C., in June to discuss several issues, including its white papers on exchange ...
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Fears of Market Turmoil with ACA Support Cut
President Trump’s decision to immediately end payments to the $8 billion Affordable Care Act cost-sharing reduction program, terminating subsidies that ...
Amendment to Repeal ‘Cadillac Tax’ Dies
Senators did vote briefly to repeal one aspect of the Affordable Care Act that has been a major legislative priority of PIA: the Cadillac Tax...
Obamacare Repeal Collapses
The months-long effort by Republicans to pass health legislation collapsed during the early hours of July 28, 2017, after Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) joined two of ...
One-Year Delay in Big Business Requirement Under Healthcare Law
The Obama administration has announced a one-year delay in the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) requirement that businesses with 50 or more employees offer ...
Fraud Fear Raised in California’s Health Exchange
As California prepares to launch its healthcare exchange known as Covered California, officials are concerned that new rules could put consumers at risk of ...
U.S. Supreme Court Allows New Challenge to Obamacare to Go Forward
The United States Supreme Court has vacated a decision by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, ordering the appellate court to hear arguments on the ...
Colorado Health Exchange Considers Adding Life Insurance
Here is something every independent agent and broker needs to be concerned about...
State Laws Governing Navigators May Be At Risk
The Obama administration is quietly preparing to issue a regulation, maybe as soon as this week, that would overturn a number of state laws mandating standards ...
Missouri Legislature Approves Criminal Background Checks for Navigators
On May 15, Missouri lawmakers approved a bill that would require criminal background checks for individuals applying to be licensed by the state as health ...
Are ‘Vapers’ Smokers for Insurance Purposes?
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is weighing whether health insurers who participate in Affordable Care Act exchanges can levy a tobacco ...
Federal Judge Grants Injunction Against Missouri Navigators Law
A federal judge granted a preliminary injunction Thursday against Missouri’s law requiring a state license to serve as a navigator to help consumers sign up ...
What Wasn’t Upheld by the Supreme Court
Starting in 2014, states will be allowed to make it harder for adults to qualify for Medicaid. Some states may choose not to increase the number of adults in ...
What Does Healthcare Decision Mean to Agents? PIA Comments in National Underwriter
PIA Reaffirms Commitment to Consumers Following Supreme Court Healthcare Ruling
In light of the Supreme Court decision upholding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), the National Association of Professional Insurance ...
Opposition to Health Insurance Across State Lines
Republicans working to reform the nation’s healthcare law may run into unexpected opposition to their intention to allow health insurers to sell policies to ...
Possible Healthcare Executive Order Delayed
An executive order from President Donald Trump boosting sales of health insurance across state lines has been delayed, according to people following the issue.
Stay Updated With the Latest Hartford Flood Agent E-Newsletter
As part of PIA’s ongoing partnership with The Hartford’s flood insurance program, we are proud to provide PIA members with the following Flood Agent ...
Trump Now Wants to Keep Popular Obamacare Provisions
President-elect Donald Trump reversed himself on completely eliminating the Affordable Care Act (ACA), saying instead he would keep two popular features and ...
Obama-Romney Healthcare Comparison: Just the Facts
With a heated election around the corner, PIA National has created two resources that help illustrate a comparison between the two candidates’ health care plans
Mini-Med Plans Have Big Risks
The Minnesota Department of Commerce warns that limited medical benefit insurance plans known as “mini-med” plans may come with serious financial risks
Anthem-Cigna Merger Officially Dead
Anthem Inc.’s nearly two-year effort to buy rival insurer Cigna Corp. is officially dead. Now, the two would-be partners are suing each other...
PIA to File Comments on Standards for Navigators with NAIC
PIA National is preparing to file formal comments with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Producer Licensing Task Force, recommending ...
President Optimistic Court Will Let ACA Subsidies Stand
At a June 8 news conference, President Barack Obama appeared optimistic that the U.S. Supreme Court would rule in favor of the administration in a case ...
Supreme Court Upholds ACA Subsidies
The United State Supreme Court on June 25 ruled against a challenge to subsidies under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act...
PIA Opposes Health Insurance Across State Lines
House Speaker Paul Ryan said a second healthcare bill will be moved in tandem with the American Health Care Act, Ryan-led legislation to repeal the Affordable ...
Update From CMS on Agent & Broker Training
Beginning on June 15, 2015, the 2014-2015 Federally Facilitated Marketplace healthcare agent and broker training and training curriculum completion ...