eNews & Updates – September 30th

| September 30, 2015
September 30, 2015
Free Streaming Live with
Karen Gagnon, Senior Benefits Advisor at
U.S. Department of Labor

Legislative Updates:

Smalll Group Bill

MassAHU Meets with Lawmakers

Long Term Care

Save the Date – October 28th at 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Karen Gagnon, Senior Benefits Advisor at U.S. Department of Labor will address the MassAHU membership during a Streaming Live presentation on October 28th at 9:00 am. Ms. Gagnon will address what employee benefits professionals need to best guide clients/employers and avoid making timely and costly mistakes.

The Streaming Live format is a “live action webinar” that allows you to participate remotely as if you were in the room. You will:

  • See and hear the instructor’s presentation in real time.
  • Ask questions and comment via email.
  • Follow along with handout that you will receive via email.

Email Kate To Register for this free program (a benefit for MassAHU members).

For Members Only – September Broker Update

Legislative Update

Federal and State legislative matters to keep you informed.

Small Group Bill:

The House of Representative passed by a voice vote H.R. 1624 the PACE act giving states the ability to set their own small group definitions instead of being forced into expanding the size of the small group to 100 on September 28th. This is good news. NAHU and allies will be asking the Senate leadership to pass the bill by unanimous consent on this issue.  More updates forthcoming   Thank you for all your help on making this happen. Below is our press release on the legislation.

Legislative Conversations:

  • MassAHU met with Senator Markey’s Senior Aide, Kayla Scire, September 14th. Dan Foley, Esq. and Mim Minichiello spoke with Senator Markey’s Senior Aide, Kayla Scire, on the merits of S-1996, S-1099 and the Senate bill to repeal the Cadilla Tax (by Healler & Heinrich).
  • Meeting is scheduled with Senator Warren’s office on Thursday, October 1st to also discuss 1996, S-1099 and the Senate bill to repeal the Cadilla Tax (by Healler & Heinrich).
  • Future meetings with Congressmen Joe Kennedy and McGovern are being scheduled.
Long Term Care
The long-term care system in the United States faces significant challenges as it prepares for an increasingly aging society. The number of people over the age of 60 is projected to grow to as many as 110 million, or 27.4% of the U.S. total population, by 2050.

NAHU is pleased to offer options that will save individuals from financial ruin, help encourage employers to offer LTCi as an employee benefit, provide stability in the marketplace, and provide public and private market solutions to respond to this growing challenge while preserving safety nets for future generations. Read NAHU’s Full White Paper report.

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