ACA and Beyond – A Modern Look at Employee Benefits!
Healthcare Happy Hour
by
5M ago
Since its passage well over a decade ago, the Affordable Care Act has fundamentally transformed health insurance and employee benefits – and every year there seems to be more regulation and legislation building on the landmark law. To best serve your clients, you need to be up to speed on all things ACA and beyond. On this week’s episode of the Healthcare Happy Hour, NABIP’s Dan Parker is joined by Paul Roberts, senior director of education and market development at Word & Brown and instructor of one of NABIP’s best professional development courses – “ACA and Beyond: A Modern Look at Emplo ..read more
Visit website
Stop-Loss Professionals Discuss Trends in High-Claim Costs and the Tools to Deal with Them
Healthcare Happy Hour
by
5M ago
Over the course of the past decade, the industry has seen a tremendous increase in the sophistication and costs of medical treatment options, including enhanced care of newborns, groundbreaking cancer treatments and pharmaceutical advancements like gene and cell therapies. These have created potentially big wins for patients with challenging diagnoses, but also brought about a continued trend in rising claim costs. As the costs have grown, so has the need to ensure appropriate coverage is in place with a carrier that has the right knowledge, experience and financial stability to help protect e ..read more
Visit website
Optimizing ALE Compliance with ICHRA – A Strategic Guide for Brokers and Agents
Healthcare Happy Hour
by
5M ago
Health insurance professionals who in the employer market are acutely aware of health reimbursement arrangements, commonly shortened to HRAs, and how they work. However, the world of individual coverage HRAs, or ICHRAs, is a relatively new form coverage that employers and brokers alike are still learning how to utilize effectively. On this week’s episode of the Healthcare Happy Hour, sponsored by Remodel Health, NABIP’s Dan Parker is joined by Justin Clemets co-founder and chief ICHRA officer, Travis Hall, VP of marketing, and John Staub, director of outreach, to discuss how ALEs can utilize I ..read more
Visit website
NABIP Submits Comments on Short-Term Plans, ACA Excepted Benefits, and Level-Funded Plan Arrangements
Healthcare Happy Hour
by
6M ago
NABIP submitted a comment letter earlier this week in response to a proposed rule by the Treasury Department, DOL, and HHS on short-term plans, fixed indemnity plans and excepted benefits coverage. The proposed rule also included a request for information on level-funded plans, broadly. On this week’s episode of the Healthcare Happy Hour, your favorite NABIP staff members John Greene and Michael Andel review the proposed rule and our comments. Read this comment letter, and all of our regulatory comments and written testimony, on NABIP.org - specifically under "Advocacy," under "Policy Document ..read more
Visit website
Draft Medicare Regs, ACA Affordability Changes and the End of August Recess
Healthcare Happy Hour
by
6M ago
It’s September 1, which means it’s officially fourth quarter – though we probably didn’t actually need to tell you that. September 1 also means that we are just a couple of days away from the end of August recess. If you met with your lawmakers over the summer, please log those appointments using a link on NABIP.org, under Advocacy, then Legislative Issues. With that said, we have plenty to discuss this week, most of which is at the regulatory level – between ACA affordability changes and proposed Medicare regulations. To discuss all of this and more on this week’s episode of the Healthcare Ha ..read more
Visit website
Urge Your Lawmakers to Support Observation Status Fix; Model FFM Consent Form Available Now
Healthcare Happy Hour
by
6M ago
Welcome back to the Healthcare Happy Hour! Even though we are in the midst of August recess, a new bill that would resolve one of our Medicare issues has been introduced in the House. NABIP is calling on all members to contact their federal legislators and urge them to co-sponsor bipartisan legislation that would address this important issue. In addition to that, our listeners who work in the individual market will be delighted to hear that our model consent form for those in federally facilitated marketplace states is finally available. To discuss this and more, on this week’s episode of the ..read more
Visit website
Urge Your Lawmakers to Support Observation Status Fix; Model FFM Consent Form Available Now
Healthcare Happy Hour
by
7M ago
Welcome back to the Healthcare Happy Hour! Even though we are in the midst of August recess, a new bill that would resolve one of our Medicare issues has been introduced in the House. NABIP is calling on all members to contact their federal legislators and urge them to co-sponsor bipartisan legislation that would address this important issue. In addition to that, our listeners who work in the individual market will be delighted to hear that our model consent form for those in federally facilitated marketplace states is finally available. To discuss this and more, on this week’s episode of the ..read more
Visit website
NABIP’s Summer 2023 Federal Priorities; Tri-Agencies Propose Mental Health Parity Regulation
Healthcare Happy Hour
by
7M ago
August Recess is underway! Every year, the House and Senate adjourn for the annual Congressional summer recess. This year, the House will be on recess until September 12 and the Senate will reconvene on September 4. This is a prime time to meet with your federal legislators about NABIP’s talking points, which this year is focused on getting the Employer Reporting Improvement Act across the finish line. In addition to August Recess, a mental health parity proposed rule and technical release was issued by the tri-agencies early last week. To discuss these items, on this week’s episode of the Hea ..read more
Visit website
The New FFM Consent Form Rules – What Are They, and How Do You Comply?
Healthcare Happy Hour
by
7M ago
As of June 18, agents and brokers who operate in states with a federally facilitated marketplace must obtain documentation that consumers they are working with have reviewed their eligibility for applying for coverage. Agents and brokers must also obtain documentation that the consumer consents to work with them when enrolling in advance payments of the premium tax credit and cost-sharing reduction payments. NABIP will be providing a model form over the coming weeks for our membership to utilize. In the meantime, on this week’s episode of the Healthcare Happy Hour, Dan is joined by AgencyBloc ..read more
Visit website
Government Affairs Staff Review PATIENT Act, Proposed Rule on Short-Term Plans, and NABIP Response to NAIC Privacy Provisions
Healthcare Happy Hour
by
8M ago
As you saw in last week’s Washington Update, the administration released a proposed regulation that touches on short-term limited duration plans, fixed indemnity plans and level-funded plans. On the Congressional side, NABIP is looking at the PATIENT Act of 2023, a transparency bill that includes many provisions we support. In addition to these items, NABIP submitted a comment letter to the NAIC earlier this week regarding some proposed privacy provisions. To discuss all of this on this week’s episode of the Healthcare Happy Hour are our very own John Greene and Michael Andel ..read more
Visit website

Follow Healthcare Happy Hour on FeedSpot

Continue with Google
Continue with Apple
OR