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February 7, 2014

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What Did CBO Really Mean By 2 Million Jobs Lost?
Who Knew Congress Could Be So Employer Savvy?
Risky Business
Not a Very Appealing Problem
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What Did CBO Really Mean By 2 Million Jobs Lost?

This week, messaging was the name of the game. On Tuesday, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released an economic report saying that the healthcare law may cause Americans to work fewer hours — enough to be the equivalent of 2 million fewer jobs in 2017, which is nearly three times as high than what CBO has reported in the past... Read More

Who Knew Congress Could Be So Employer Savvy?

Last week the House Ways and Means Committee held a hearing on the health reform law’s definition of a full-time employee for coverage eligibility purposes. Several of NAHU’s coalition partners testified about how the law’s new requirement for large employers to offer coverage to employees that work 30 hours or more a week or face penalties will hurt businesses across the country... Read More

Risky Business

Some Republicans in Congress continued their assault on the health reform law’s risk mitigation program this week during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on Wednesday. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) was the star witness at the hearing, but he did not face any questions from the panel... Read More

Not a Very Appealing Problem

It’s no secret to NAHU members that some people who have attempted to purchase coverage through the federal health insurance marketplace have encountered some crazy problems concerning health insurance subsidy and Medicaid eligibility determinations and the coverage appeals process... Read More

Register for NAHU’s Next Compliance Corner Webinar Today

NAHU’s next free members-only compliance corner webinar titled “The Marketplace: Is It Working As Expected?” will be held on Thursday, February 13 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern. Agents and brokers are facing quite a few issues in assisting clients enroll on the marketplaces... Read More

What We’re Reading

Maps, polls, charts and the Olympics. What’s not to love?... Read More

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