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American Cancer Society Conducts Grassroots Campaign Against AHPs
With a vote expected this week in the Senate, Association Health Plans (AHPs) are drawing additional fire. The American Cancer Society, the American ...
Survey: Most Small Business Employees Oppose Enzi AHP Bill; N.H. Gov. Joins Foes
More than two-thirds of small business employees are opposed to the passage of S.1955, the Health Insurance Marketplace Modernization and Affordability Act ...
State Insurance Legislators Cheer Defeat of Enzi AHP Bill
Legislators of the National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) were encouraged when S. 1955, the Health Insurance Marketplace Modernization and ...
Enzi AHP Bill Defeated in Senate
On May 11, the U.S. Senate voted 55-43 to stop considering the Health Insurance Marketplace Modernization and Affordability Act of 2006 (S. 1955), which was...
Sen. Enzi Pledges to Try to Resurrect Failed AHP Bill
Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) has pledged to keep pushing for a controversial bill that he contends would help make health insurance more affordable for small...
Health Insurers' Plan to Expand Coverage Hints at Preemption of State Regulation
With the new Congress expected to tackle the issue of expanding health insurance to cover the uninsured, the health insurance industry has trotted out a...
House GOP Leaders Seek Common Ground With President Obama on Healthcare
Republican leaders in the House of Representatives have sent President Obama a letter (PDF) offering to work with him to seek common ground on health...
PIA Joins Industry Health Care Coalition in Signing Letter to Senate Leaders
PIA has joined industry colleagues in a coalition effort to shape health care reform. PIA has signed a letter (PDF file) that the coalition sent...
Senate Republicans Oppose Government Option in Health Care
A group of Senate Republicans sent a letter to President Obama on June 8, declaring their opposition to including a government-run plan in a health-care...
PIA Principles for Health Care Reform
Improve existing government programs Do not create a government-owned insurance agency or brokerage Preserve the role of independent agents and brokers Build ...
PIA National Resource Document: Changes to COBRA
The federal stimulus package that passed earlier this year (2009) made changes to the federal COBRA statute. PIA National alerted members to these changes ...
How Other Countries Judge Malpractice
In a June 30, 2009 opinion piece in The Wall Street Journal, Richard Epstein, a professor of law at the University of Chicago, a senior...
PIA National President Auerbach Blasts Kennedy Health Care Proposal
In his most recent monthly President's Message, PIA National President Kenneth R. Auerbach, Esq. lambasted a proposal which is part of Sen. Edward Kennedy's ...
Initial Estimate by CBO Shows Healthcare Plan Adding to Federal Deficit
Congressional Budget Office director Douglas Elmendorf told lawmakers Thursday legislation to expand health care coverage would increase federal healthcare ...
PIA President Describes "Nightmare" Healthcare Reform Scenarios
PIA National President Kenneth R. Aurebach's criticisms of healthcare "reform" proposals being considered in Congress continue to draw attention. The latest is ...
NAIC Strongly Objects to Preemption of State Authority in Healthcare Reform
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) is calling on lawmakers drafting landmark health reform legislation to preserve the flexibility that ...
Pomeroy Votes Against Healthcare Proposal in Committee, But Says Action Needed
A conservative Democrat who is also a former insurance commissioner voted against a healthcare proposal in committee last week, but he says he still supports...
PIA Action Alert: Tell Your Member of Congress to Get Health Care Right!
With the debate on healthcare underway on Capitol Hill, it is critical that Members of Congress know that Main Street insurance agents like you care...
Conning Still Grumbling About Distribution, Wishes Some Channels "Culled"
Two studies released recently by Conning caught our eye. The first, State Differences in Life Insurance Marketing: Considerations of a Federal Level Playing ...
State Regulators Object to Federal Health Czar, Insist Oversight Remain With Them
While hailing reform efforts, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) today called on lawmakers drafting landmark health reform legislation ...
Outlook for Consumer Protections in Healthcare Reform
The debate over federal healthcare legislation includes consumer protections that would prevent insurers from denying or canceling coverage based on ...
Polls Find Americans' Perspectives on Healthcare Reform All Over the Map
As advocates and opponents of healthcare reform organize local meetings to influence public opinion, a recent USA Today/Gallup Poll finds that views on the ...
Dem, GOP Strategy Memos Illustrate Different Visions of Healthcare Reform
Strategy memos from the Democrats and the Republicans illustrate the differing approaches to the healthcare debate being taken during the August congressional ...
Bad Blood From Health Debate Spills Into House Mailroom
An indication of the contentious nature of the nation's current debate on healthcare reform is a dust-up regarding a flow chart [PDF] produced by Republicans...
Statement by the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents
Professional Insurance Agents believe in prudent health care reform. By prudent we mean reform that provides our clients with better, cost effective care and ...
PIA Statement on Healthcare Emphasizes Prudent Reform, Respect for Opposing Views
On Thursday August 13, PIA issued a statement emphasizing that PIA believes in prudent health care reform that provides our clients with better, cost ...
Obama Signals Compromise on Public Health Option
The government-run health insurance option favored by President Barack Obama is not essential to a healthcare overhaul as long as the final measure boosts ...
A Win for PIA Members: Agents Get Key Provision In House Health Reform Package
In a significant win for PIA members, insurance agents have won a critical change in the House Energy and Commerce Committee version of health care...
Sen. Feingold Says No Health Care Bill Before Christmas
U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wisconsin) told a large crowd gathered for a town hall meeting in Iron County, Wisconsin last week there would likely...
Does Seattle Health Co-op Hold Answers in Reform Debate?
The Obama Administration is lending support to health cooperatives as alternatives to government-run insurance plans, and as the healthcare reform debate ...