Message from Mark Gaunya, MassAHU President

Message from Mark Gaunya, MassAHU President

January 6, 2011 | Comments (0)

2010 was a legislatively challenging year for our industry. With the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), the federal government inserted itself more deeply in our business and created the blueprint for a massive expansion of their authority over it.  On the state level, our Attorney General authored a white paper […]

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Can Brokers Survive Health Care Reform?

Can Brokers Survive Health Care Reform?

January 4, 2011 | Comments (0)

Benefits Selling Magazine discusses whether Health Care Brokers can survive Health Care Reform and mentions the role of NAHU in this 11/1/10 article. …the National Association of Health Underwriters is fighting for agents. And they’re but one of several influential players trying to score leeway with policy-makers. They’ve insisted it’s always been in consumers’ best interest […]

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Interim Report Card on Massachusetts Health Care Reform – Part 3 – Administrative Efficiency

Interim Report Card on Massachusetts Health Care Reform – Part 3 – Administrative Efficiency

January 4, 2011 | Comments (0)

Brokers may be interested in reading An Interim Report Card on Massachusetts Health Care Reform – Part 3 – Administrative Efficiency by Amy M. Lischko and Kristin Manzolillo as published by the Pioneer Institute for Public Policy Research which was published in March of 2010. Our Report Card series is the first attempt to provide a comprehensive assessment […]

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Insurers Required to Make Description of Benefits More Clear

Insurers Required to Make Description of Benefits More Clear

January 4, 2011 | Comments (0)

Kaiser Health New discusses the working group put together by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners to standardize benefits information for the consumer. Under a little-known provision of the health overhaul law, insurers will be required to provide their benefits information on a standardized chart using the same plain English terms as other companies to help […]

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Jim Edholm of Benefits Insurance in Andover, MA Quoted in the Employee Benefit Advisor

Jim Edholm of Benefits Insurance in Andover, MA Quoted in the Employee Benefit Advisor

January 4, 2011 | Comments (0)

Jim Edholm of Benefits Insurance in Andover, MA was quoted in the Employee Benefit Advisor on 11/1/10. Many are using Massachusetts, the state that’s already been through its own health reform wringer, as a bellwether for national reform. President of Business Benefits Insurance in Andover, Mass., Jim Edholm expects little impact from PPACA on his […]

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Anthony DeSimone, of A.F. DeSimone Insurance in Massachusetts, quoted in Benefit News

Anthony DeSimone, of A.F. DeSimone Insurance in Massachusetts, quoted in Benefit News

January 4, 2011 | Comments (0)

Anthony DeSimone, owner of AFDeSimone Insurance in Massachusetts quoted in Benefit News on 9/2/10: Anthony DeSimone, owner of AFDeSimone Insurance in Massachusetts, doesn’t believe the HealthConnector will be successful in providing health insurance for small groups. “Health insurance is more complicated than it was 15 years ago,” explains DeSimone, “and small groups still rely on […]

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HUPAC - Health Underwriters Political Action Committee

HUPAC – Health Underwriters Political Action Committee

December 31, 2010 | Comments (0)

HUPAC is the political action committee of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU). It is the expression of our First Amendment rights to free speech and association guaranteed under the Constitution. Such political expression has become far more than a useful option for professionals in a heavily regulated business like the health insurance industry. It has become a necessity.

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2011 MassAHU Events Calendar

2011 MassAHU Events Calendar

December 22, 2010 | Comments (0)

MassAHU 2011 Events Calendar

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YOU Can Make a Difference

YOU Can Make a Difference

December 21, 2010 | Comments (0)

Remember, there are many ways that you can make a difference during this critical time in our industry. Involvement at every level is needed. Start with these four: Join MassAHU Renew Your Membership Recruit Fellow Brokers Get Politically Involved

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