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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 ...
Insurers Finally Making Money on ACA
A Politico analysis of 31 regional Blue Cross Blue Shield plans, many of which dominate Affordable Care Act markets in their states, found that many are on ...
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 ...
Pennsylvania, Delaware File to Take Over Health Marketplaces
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf's (D) administration has formally applied to take over the operation of the state's health insurance marketplace, depending on the ...
PIA-endorsed MLR Bill Introduced in Senate
A bill that PIA strongly supports, the Access to Independent Health Insurance Advisors Act (S.1661), was introduced in on June 24 in the U.S. Senate...
PIA to Attend Meetings with State Legislators Nov. 21-24
The National Conference of Insurance Legislators will meet in Nashville, TN November 21 – 24 to discuss several key issues facing the insurance industry...
Never Let a White House Meeting Go to Waste
Louisiana Insurance Commissioner and National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) President Jim Donelon believes in never letting a meeting with the ...
ACA Premiums Will Rise Sharply Without Subsidies
Experts predict that if subsidies to cover out-of-pocket costs for low-income Affordable Care Act enrollees are not funded, premiums in the ACA individual ...
Healthcare Frequently Asked Question
My state has decided against setting up a health exchange. What happens now?...
NAIC CEO Ben Nelson to Address NCOIL
Senator Ben Nelson, NAIC CEO, will give the keynote address to the National Conference of Legislators (NCOIL) during its meeting in Washington, D.C. on March ...
NCOIL Meeting Highlights
The National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) met in Washington, D.C. March 8-10...
Healthcare Frequently Asked Question
Can agents be part of the health exchange?...
Aetna Letter to DOJ Threatened ACA Pull-Back
Aetna Inc. warned U.S. officials more than a month ago that it would pull out of Obamacare’s government-run health insurance markets if antitrust officials ...
Opposition Is Building to the Onerous "Cadillac Tax"
Set to take effect in 2018, opposition is already building to the 40% excise tax on so-called "overly generous" health insurance plans, known as the "Cadillac ...
Maryland AG Seeks 5% Cap on Health Rate Increases
Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler is pushing state regulators to restrict premium increases to 5 percent before the federal healthcare law takes ...
PIA Article: Healthcare Back in the Ring as Fighting Continues
If anyone thinks that the fight over healthcare reform has been settled, they are mistaken...
PIA Expresses Caution Over Healthcare Exec Order
PIA expressed caution in a statement issued in response to President Trump’s October 12 Executive Order on healthcare. The order calls for expanded access to ...
Group to Help Maryland Establish Exchanges Settled with Feds on Fraud
An organization that was chosen by the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange to help the state-instituted agency implement the online insurance exchange required ...
Healthcare Cost Slowdown Could Save $770 Billion
People with health insurance saw increases in their medical costs slow from 2009 to 2011, signaling potential structural changes in the industry that could cut ...
Lawmakers Return to Crowded Agenda
Lawmakers return to Washington this week facing a full agenda and just a few short weeks to complete it. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has made ...
State Regulators Want ACA Payments in Spending Bill
State insurance regulators nationwide are urging Congress to include the Affordable Care Act's cost-sharing reduction payments to insurers in a spending bill ...
Obama Administration Delays Basic Healthcare Option to 2015
The Obama administration has pushed back by one year the rollout of a health program aimed at low- to moderate-income people who will not qualify for the ...
Feds to Run Health Insurance Exchanges in Half the States
To date, 23 states and Washington, D.C., have opted to run their own insurance exchanges or partner with the Obama administration to do so, while 26 states are ...