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September 20, 2013

 

 

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Continuing Drama Might Be A More Apt Name Than Continuing Resolution
There’s Potential for Fraud in the Exchanges? Who Knew!
Starting to Connect the DOMA Dots
Update Your NAHU Member Record and NAHU’s Find An Agent Database to Reflect Your Exchange Certifications!
We Hear Your FFM Registration Concerns!
What We’re Reading
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Continuing Drama Might Be A More Apt Name Than Continuing Resolution

It’s that time of year again! The country is about to run out of money and our dysfunctional Congress has to figure out a way to keep the lights on before September 30! The easiest way to do that (theoretically) would be to pass a continuing resolution (CR) to allow current spending to continue for a set period of time, but as the saying goes, “easier said than done.”... Read More

There’s Potential for Fraud in the Exchanges? Who Knew!

We’ve been expressing concern about exchange-related fraud for a while now and this week we were glad to welcome the Obama Administration to the bandwagon. On Wednesday, Attorney General Eric Holder, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Edith Ramirez met at the White House to discuss their strategies and commitment to protect against fraud attempts related to the health insurance exchanges that are set to open on October 1... Read More

Starting to Connect the DOMA Dots

The Supreme Court’s historic ruling in United States v. Windsor that invalidated portions of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) this past June, among other things, had a significant impact on employee benefit plans. All summer, employee benefit professionals have been left wondering how the ruling should be carried out with regard to employer-plan offerings, paid family leave and the tax-treatment of health insurance benefits in various states... Read More

Update Your NAHU Member Record and NAHU’s Find An Agent Database to Reflect Your Exchange Certifications!

Wonder how health insurance consumers will be able to find certified health insurance producers to help them with their exchange-based coverage? We know one way! Starting today, NAHU members, who have completed federal and/or state-based health insurance exchange training and are approved to sell and service products on specific exchanges, may update their member records to show the states where they are approved to help individuals and consumers buy marketplace coverage... Read More

We Hear Your FFM Registration Concerns!

We know many of you have been trying to complete Part II of the FFM agent and broker training and can’t get in. Others of you have been having trouble confirming that you are registered and still more have been experiencing all kinds of other technical glitches. We hear your concerns and we’ve been sharing all of them with our friends at CMS!... Read More

What We’re Reading

We’re a little video happy this week, but there are plenty of articles, polls, charts and studies in here for our favorite health policy nerds too... Read More

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