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August 15, 2014

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CMS Has Been Busy
HHS Senior Leadership Keeps Growing
Large Employers Like Skinny Plans
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CMS Has Been Busy
It may be the dog days of summer, but our friends at CMS are still busy making announcements and putting out newsletters. The good news is that some of their latest work has been on items that have been on NAHU's wish list for some time... Read More
HHS Senior Leadership Keeps Growing
Earlier this week, HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced that the department had hired a new senior counselor, Kevin Thurm, a Citigroup executive and deputy HHS secretary in the Clinton administration. When Thurm assumes his role in September, he will be wearing a variety of different hats in the department, working on high-level issues such as the implementation of PPACA, the arrival of unaccompanied minors at the Southwest border and the nation’s response to the West Africa Ebola outbreak... Read More
Large Employers Like Skinny Plans
The National Business Group on Health released a survey earlier this week that found nearly 16% of large employer group plans will offer their employees at least one health plan that does meet the individual mandate's coverage standard (known as minimum essential coverage) but does not meet PPACA's minimum value and affordability standards (what the employer needs to offer to completely inoculate itself from employer mandate penalties) in the year ahead... Read More
Check out Our New FAQs
Have a question on the employer responsibility requirements? Perhaps your burning question is about PPACA’s subsidies. Now you can get answers 24 hours a day, seven days a week with NAHU’s newest Compliance Corner benefit: Frequently Asked Questions. We’ve posted more than two dozen of the questions that you’ve been asking along with the answers... Read More
What We're Reading
We are spending the week in Louisville, Kentucky, with insurance commissioners at the NAIC meeting. While we're here, we will also be catching up on these Internet gems and you should too... Read More
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