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September 6, 2013

 

 

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Web Broker Win
Regulatory Round Up
New Guidance on the DOMA Ruling
Part II of FFM Agent and Broker Training Released
Countdown to Open Enrollment
What We’re Reading
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Web Broker Win

It’s nice to win one once in a while. With HHS’s release of the final rule on Program Integrity: Exchanges, SHOP, Eligibility Appeals last Wednesday, NAHU’s Legislative Council, Exchange Coordinator Working Group and General Agents Advisory Group scored a huge policy victory... Read More

Regulatory Round Up

For a short week that started with a federal holiday, the Obama Administration has certainly been busy. On Wednesday, the Department of Labor issued new FAQs that address the Fair Labor Standards Act exchange notice that many employers must provide to their employees. Then yesterday, the Department of Treasury issued proposed rules on the employer reporting requirements relative to enforcement of both the individual and employer mandates... Read More

New Guidance on the DOMA Ruling

The June Supreme Court ruling in the case of the United States v. Windsor declared section three of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional. While monumental, it left many industries with questions regarding the new treatment of same-sex couples. Health insurance agents and brokers and employers were left unsure as to how the federal tax treatment of employee benefits would work when same-sex couples were married in jurisdictions where their unions are permitted but reside in states that do not recognize their marriages... Read More

Part II of FFM Agent and Broker Training Released

By now, most of you planning to sell on the Federally Facilitated Marketplaces have started or already completed Part I of the FFM agent and broker training, released just over a month ago. Late last week, while many of us were packing up our beach bags and heading out of town for the three-day weekend, CMS released Part II of the FFM agent and broker training. Part II is the identity verification component of the training and will take approximately 30-45 minutes to complete... Read More

Countdown to Open Enrollment

With health insurance exchange open enrollment less than a month away, the Obama Administration and other advocates are charging full speed ahead to get the word out about the exchanges set to open on October 1. In this past week alone, former President Bill Clinton gave a one-hour speech touting the benefits of the health reform law, the White House announced a $12 million ad buy to promote the law in states with the highest uninsured populations... Read More

What We’re Reading

We're back from vacation and we’ve got all kinds of good stuff for you to read this week, everything from rate data to wizardry, with some poll numbers, coverage stats and video game benefits in between!... Read More

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