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August 13, 2012

 

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Ryan-Mania
Meetings, Meetings
Where Oh Where Has Our Money Gone?
Compliance Corner Webinar
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Ryan-Mania

GOP Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney named Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI), the Chairman of the House Budget Committee, as his running mate on Saturday. The news is filled with polls and analyses on the pick, but we thought our readers might be interested in some tidbits about Congressman Ryan that you are unlikely to get elsewhere...  Read More

Meetings, Meetings
It was a popular week for out-of-town meetings. Both the National Conference of State Legislators and the National Association of Insurance Commissioners held their summer meetings over the past few days. We’re sending you this missive from Atlanta, where the NAIC is wrapping up discussions. The hot news in Hotlanta is that the organization’s CEO, former Iowa Insurance Commissioner Terri Vaughn, is stepping down after three years of service... Read More
Where Oh Where Has Our Money Gone?
Where oh where could it be? That’s what the House Ways and Means Committee would like the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to tell them. Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI), Health Subcommittee Chairman Wally Herger (R-CA), and Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Charles Boustany Jr., M.D. (R-LA), wrote to the Comptroller General at the GAO last week requesting an audit of how funds at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have been used to implement programs and systems related to PPACA... Read More
Compliance Corner Webinar
Have you registered yet for NAHU’s August Compliance Corner webinar? It will be held tomorrow afternoon, August 14, at 2:00 pm EDT, and there are still some spots left, so click here to register. This free one-hour webinar will review in detail all of the upcoming requirements our nation’s employers will have to deal with in the coming years as a result of the passage of PPACA. The focus of the presentation will be on how health insurance agents and brokers can best advise their clients about the coming changes to the world of employee benefits.. Read More
This Week In Washington
Exchanges are on top on the agenda this week. On Tuesday HHS will kick off a series of national stakeholder meetings about implementation of the exchanges with a public meeting at their DC headquarters. This will be followed by a similar meeting in Atlanta on August 15, as well as forums in Chicago on August 21 and Denver on August 22... Read More
What We're Reading
Sleeping, swearing, subsidies and a political profile have captured our attention this week... Read More
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