NAHU Washington Update - 10/26/2018  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
•  Fast Facts
•  Trump Administration Issues HRA Proposed Rule
•  State Spotlight: Trump Administration Grants Greater State Flexibility through Section 1332 Waivers
•  Healthcare Happy Hour: BAN’s Perry Braun Joins NAHU CEO Janet Trautwein for 2019 Industry Predictions
•  Trump Administration Seeks to Reduce Prescription Drug Prices to International Levels
•  Register Now for the “Live from NAHU” Webinar on November 15 with NAHU CEO Janet Trautwein
•  Save $100 on Capitol Conference Registration by Registering Today
•  Register Now for Next Week’s Webinar: Survival Guide for Open Enrollment Spanish Communication
•  Miss Yesterday’s Compliance Running Your Business Webinar on Cost Containment Strategies? Watch it Now!
•  Are You Ready for Open Enrollment?
•  HUPAC Roundup: Polls Narrow as Partisan Tensions Increase
•  What We’re Reading


Fast Facts

  • The Trump Administration issued a proposed rule to expand Health Reimbursement Arrangements that would allow employers to offer an HRA to be used to purchase individual coverage in lieu of group coverage, and for an HRA to be used for excepted benefits coverage.
  • The Trump Administration issued guidance to expand flexibility for the ACA’s Section 1332 waivers, rescinding guidance adopted in 2015 that established the waivers’ guardrails.
  • Perry Braun from the Benefit Advisors Network joins NAHU CEO Janet Trautwein on the Healthcare Happy Hour podcast to discuss their 2019 healthcare industry predictions.
  • The next installment of the LIVE from NAHU webinar series will be held on Thursday, November 15, at 12:00 p.m. Eastern. NAHU chapters across the country will be hosting events for this webinar; if your chapter is interested in hosting an event, email for more information.
  • Registrations are still available for next Tuesday’s NAHU member-exclusive Running Your Business webinar on communicating with Spanish speakers during open enrollment.