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May 10, 2013

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NAHU Comments on Proposed Navigator Rule
Stopping the HIT One Committee at a Time
Is the Cost of Healthcare Really on the Decline?
Bipartisan Counseling Needed on Appropriate Mother's Day Celebrations
Notices, Notice and More Notices
What Should Have Been as Easy As 1, 2, 3…
Mark Your Calendars and Sign-Up Today
WANTED: Public Opinion Leaders
What We’re Reading
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NAHU Comments on Proposed Navigator Rule

Last month, HHS released a proposed rule outlining draft requirements for health insurance exchange navigators and other non-navigator assisters. NAHU’s Exchange Working Group spent the better part of this past month reviewing the pending regulation and crafting our association’s official response... Read More

Stopping the HIT One Committee at a Time

On Thursday, NAHU Vice President Ryan Thorn testified before the House Small Business Subcommittee in a hearing intended to expose the damaging effects of PPACA’s Health Insurance Tax on the nation’s small businesses. To no one’s surprise, Ryan did a fantastic job in representing NAHU and exposing how the HIT has the potential to significantly disrupt many small businesses... Read More

Is the Cost of Healthcare Really on the Decline?

With the expenses associated with health reform and ever increasing premium rates, it is hard to believe that recent studies are actually showing that healthcare costs are on the decline. For the third year in a row, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have docked the national health growth expenditures at a record low of 3.9 percent... Read More

Bipartisan Counseling Needed on Appropriate Mother's Day Celebrations

The good news is that political leaders from both sides of the aisle and Pennsylvania Avenue are recognizing how awesome American mothers are this week. The bad news is that both President Obama and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor have mistakenly assumed that PPACA-related gifts are what a girl really wants... Read More

Notices, Notice and More Notices

It's not just President Obama and Majority Leader Cantor who are challenged in the gift giving department. The folks at CMS and the Department of Labor seem to think model renewal and exchange notices would be a good thing to hand out this week... Read More

What Should Have Been as Easy As 1, 2, 3…

They say good things come to those who wait and we are about to find out if this is true for Marilyn Tavenner. The Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services has not had a confirmed administrator since the Bush Administration. Tavenner however, has served as the acting administrator for CMS since 2011. Just over a month ago, Tavenner went before the Senate Finance Committee hoping to become the official, confirmed administrator of CMS... Read More

Mark Your Calendars and Sign-Up Today

On Tuesday, May 28 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight will host a webinar exclusively for NAHU members about the role they envision for health insurance agents and brokers in the new health insurance exchange marketplaces... Read More

WANTED: Public Opinion Leaders

In the past five years, NAHU’s media exposure has exploded, and much of that is a result of hardworking chapter leaders who understand the importance of working with the media. If you want to take the next step in educating consumers about the role of the agent and driving public opinion, apply for the NAHU Media Relations Committee... Read More

What We’re Reading

We’re gearing up for a relaxing Mother’s Day weekend by getting our policy reads out of the way early. The CDC says we need to take better care of ourselves, so try not to let any of these picks raise your blood pressure... Read More

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