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September 25, 2012

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H.R. 1206 Is Out of Committee!
Oklahoma Goes Back To Court
Election Maintains Health Care Focus
It’s Not Too Late to Sign Up For This Week’s Compliance Corner Webinar
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H.R. 1206 Is Out of Committee!
On Thursday, September 20, 2012, the full House Energy and Commerce Committee approved H.R. 1206, the bipartisan legislation to remove independent agent and broker compensation from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's (PPACA) medical loss ratio (MLR) calculation. Getting this legislation, in this political climate, through the House committee of jurisdiction is a huge achievement and it's one that is directly attributable to huge grassroots and grasstop efforts expended by health insurance agents and brokers nationwide... Read More
Oklahoma Goes Back To Court
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt went to court last week to issue another significant challenge to PPACA. Pruitt filed an amended complaint to his original challenge to the health reform law last Wednesday in Oklahoma federal court, challenging the authority of a federally facilitated exchange to give out subsidies... Read More
Election Maintains Health Care Focus
There are 42 days left until the November 6 presidential elections, which in the real world is a very short span of time. But on the campaign trail, six weeks can equal six lifetimes. While Governor Romney has had a tough couple of weeks, he can’t be counted out yet. And recent polling shows that health care still remains one of the top issues in the race... Read More
It’s Not Too Late to Sign Up For This Week’s Compliance Corner Webinar
Are you confused about the new guidance the IRS and Department of Labor just provided to employers about how to count full-time employees and figure out how to implement a 90-day waiting period in 2014? Not sure exactly how best to advise your clients? Then sign up for the upcoming compliance corner webinar! It's on Wednesday, September 26 from 1-2pm EST. To sign up, please click hereRead More
We Have A Winner!

Thank you for participating in our survey regarding how you communicate with your clients on an every day basis. We are happy to announce that the winner of the $50 AMEX gift card is James Schutzer from NY... Read More

This Week in Washington
No one’s here! The House and Senate wrapped up their final legislative items on Friday afternoon, and both chambers have recessed until after the elections on November 6. That means Reagan National Airport was a great place to spot Members of Congress on Friday night... Read More
What We’re Reading
Personally, we don’t think presidential elections really get interesting until Saturday Night Live starts airing new fall episodes. Check out who they think will decide this election!... Read More
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