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Just before leaving office, Governor Patrick signed into action the Parental Leave Law as of January 7, 2015. This new law will replace the Massachusetts Maternity Leave Act (MMLA) and work in conjunction with the Family Medical Leave Act.
MEMBER VALUE PLUS: Bonus MassAHU Members Only Bulletin for January 2015 provided by Attorney Szczebak is now available for members: H.R. 30, SAVE AMERICAN WORKERS ACT OF 2015 Individual MassAHU members may engage the services of Attorney Szczebak at 10% discount in the professional fee for his services. Any individual member engagements initiated through MassAHU would be billed to […]
The MA House is preparing to pass a bill that would add educational psychologists to the list of mental health professionals covered by the mental health parity law, blurring the line between what has been traditionally covered by health insurance and services that are primarily educational in nature and raising health insurance premiums disproportionally for […]
The Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA) today published a mandated benefit review of Chapter 258 of the Acts of 2014: “An Act to Increase Opportunities for Long-Term Substance Abuse Recovery.” This review includes four provisions set to take effect for state licensed health insurance carriers on October 1, 2015. The report contains a […]
December 17, 2014 Holiday Message Quick Updates MassAHU will hold their winter Board of Directors, Carrier Advisory Council and Ancillary Carrier Advisory Council meetings on January 14, 2015 at the Milford offices of MassAHU. Long Term Care Update: MassHealth is revising the regulations about exceptions to estate recovery to conform to amendments to M.G.L. c. […]
MassHealth is revising the regulations about exceptions to estate recovery to conform to amendments to M.G.L. c. 118E, section 33. The words “when purchased” are being added to the exceptions about long-term-care insurance. This changes the timing as to when the long-term-care insurance had to have met the requirements of MassHealth at 130 CMR 515.014 […]
December 1, 2014 MEMBER VALUE PLUS: Bonus MassAHU Members Only Bulletin for November 2014 provided by Attorney Szczebak is now available for members: Vendor Claims Concerning Reimbursement Of Individual Medical Insurance Policy Premiums: Fact or Fiction? Individual MassAHU members may engage the services of Attorney Szczebak at 10% discount in the professional fee for his services. Any individual […]
Gary Fradin teaches healthcare economics to hundreds of licensed insurance brokers annually. He recently presented an overview entitled My Disillusion with Health Insurance during MassAHU’s Board of Directors and Carrier Advisory Council meeting on November 12th in Milford, Ma. Gary’s premise is that the “fundamental, overriding point in healthcare economics is: Good health cheaper than […]
November 25, 2014 Thanksgiving Message Dear Members, Wishing you a full and wonderful gathering ~ The MassAHU Board of Directors Legislative Committee Update The Legislative Committee held their first committee meeting via teleconference November 10th with committee chairs, Bob Landry and Joe Lawler; members Mica Breen, Diane Shikrallah, Dave Shore, Julie Jennings, Mark Rezendes, Holly […]