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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 ...
Healthcare Frequently Asked Question
What is a Qualified Health Plan?...
Fewer Health Insurers Seeking Big Rate Increases
A new report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finds that the number of requests from health insurance for double-digit rate hikes ...
Americans Remain Unaware of Impact of Affordable Care Act
Three years after passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and months before major provisions take effect, two-thirds of Americans say they have too little ...
Bill to Exempt Agent Commissions from MLR Introduced Again in Senate
Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) has introduced a bill to exempt certain agent and broker compensation from the calculation of medical loss ratios (MLRs) with regard ...
States Concerned About “Rate Shock” as ACA Approaches
State insurance commissioners are concerned about the possibility that many consumers will experience “rate shock” when major provisions of the Affordable Care ...
PIA Testifies at NAIC, Urges Background Checks for Navigators
PIA says people who work as navigators in health insurance exchanges should be subject to background checks in order to protect consumers...
PIA Says: "Ax the Cadillac Tax!"
PIA has endorsed two bills in Congress that would both fix a major flaw in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by repealing an excise tax on certain ...
CMS: Agent & Broker Marketplace Training Change
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services has announced that beginning on June 15, 2015, the 2014-15 Federally-facilitated Marketplace training and ...
Slides Now Available From PIA-HHS Webinar on ACA 2015 Plan Year
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in conjunction with PIA, conducted an Affordable Care Act webinar on August 12, for PIA members that wish to ...
CEO of Connecticut Healthcare Exchange to Lead Federal Marketplaces
Kevin Counihan, CEO of the Connecticut healthcare exchange, Access Health CT, has accepted the position of Marketplace CEO overseeing the federal and state ...