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December 6, 2013

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NAHU Asks President Obama To Help Agents Help Americans
White House Changes Its Tune
CMS Hosts SHOP Enrollment Webinars For Agents and Brokers
Regulations We Read Since We Weren’t Chopping Celery
Next Week in Washington
What We’re Reading
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NAHU Asks President Obama To Help Agents Help Americans

Since the October 1 launch of the health insurance exchanges, consumers across the country are relying on health insurance agents and brokers more than ever. The problem, however, is that agents and brokers are experiencing far more issues with Healthcare.gov than some consumers. Earlier this week, Janet Trautwein, CEO of the National Association of Health Underwriters, sent a letter to President Barack Obama... Read More

White House Changes Its Tune

Healthcare.gov is up and running…kind of. Since the abysmal launch of the health insurance exchanges on October 1, the Obama Administration has been focusing its efforts on fixing Healthcare.gov while assuring the American people that the site’s functionality improves each day. Now that the front-end, or the consumer experience end, and the bandwidth of the website has been drastically improved for the majority of consumers... Read More

CMS Hosts SHOP Enrollment Webinars For Agents and Brokers

On Wednesday, December 4, CMS announced it would begin hosting a series of webinars exclusively for agents and brokers on enrollment through the federally facilitated SHOP exchanges given that online enrollment is delayed till next year. The first webinar was held yesterday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. Eastern and the next will be held on Tuesday, December 10, at 12:00 p.m. Eastern... Read More

Regulations We Read Since We Weren’t Chopping Celery

This year we were blessed with an awesome Thanksgiving invitation to a fabulous family’s southern feast and we didn’t have to cook a thing. Which was just as well, because the Obama Administration provided us with quite a lot of reading material on the day before Thanksgiving and we wouldn’t have had time to zip through all of these regulations and make our famous stuffing too!... Read More

Next Week in Washington

The Senate is scheduled to come back to work next week after a two-week recess. That means that next week will contain the only four days in December that the Senate and House are scheduled to be in session concurrently, raising questions about the prospects for a budget agreement before next Friday... Read More

What We’re Reading

Don’t drink wine and string holiday lights this weekend, because that’s bad for your health. Read these fun policy pieces instead!... Read More

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