September 30, 2022

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Fast Facts
The Medicare Marketing Rule Takes Effect Tomorrow Ė Review NAHUís Resources Now
Medicare Part B, Part D and Medicare Advantage Premiums Decline in 2023
NAHU Submits Comments to NAIC on Proposed Changes to Unfair Trade Practices Model Act
Mergers and Acquisitions: MercyOne and Genesis Make Moves in the Midwest
State Spotlight: Nevada Releases Preliminary Public Option Study, Details Next Steps
Healthcare Happy Hour: NAHU Submits Comments to the NAIC on Unfair Trade Practice Model Amendments
HUPAC Roundup: The Power of the Hispanic Vote in 2022
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Fast Facts

  • The Medicare marketing rule officially takes effect tomorrow, October 1. NAHU has created a Medicare Marketing Rule Resources page on our website that contains all information and guidance we have to date.
  • For the first time in a decade, CMS announced that premiums for Medicare Part B beneficiaries will be lower than the previous year: Part B premiums will decrease to $164.90. The annual Part B deductible will also dip to $226 from $233. The administration also announced decreased premiums for Medicare Advantage and Part D plans.
  • The NAIC is currently reviewing a model state regulation to address improper marketing of insurance plans and unscrupulous actors in the health insurance market. NAHU submitted a comment letter  this week in response to proposed changes to the NAIC’s Unfair Trade Practices Model Act, a law that regulates each state's insurance industry.
  • In a move that will likely impact healthcare consumers in Illinois and Iowa, Trinity Health's MercyOne and Genesis announced that the health systems will be entering a "strategic partnership" with one another.
  • The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services released a preliminary version of an actuarial study on the state’s new “public option" as the Battle Born State takes the next steps in implementing the program.
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