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MassAHU comments on Payment Reform Commission Report

MassAHU comments on Payment Reform Commission Report

October 9, 2009 | Comments (0)

The Massachusetts Association of Health Underwriters (MassAHU), a membership organization of professional health insurance brokers, consultants and other professionals, shares the concern for affordability of health care in the commonwealth of Massachusetts.  Through the Payment Reform Commission appointed by Governor Patrick, recommendations have been submitted for the restructuring of the health care payment system.  According […]

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Potential Adverse Consequences to Proposed Changes in FSC regulations

Potential Adverse Consequences to Proposed Changes in FSC regulations

September 25, 2009 | Comments (0)

MassAHU is concerned about potential adverse consequences of the proposed changes to the Fair Share Contribution regulations to take effect on October 1, 2009 (114.5 CMR 16:00: Determination of Employer Fair Share Contribution).  We understand the changes are designed to help employers who have applied for relief from the FSC responsibility as part of the […]

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MassAHU’s 7th Annual Statewide Conference & Trade Show

MassAHU’s 7th Annual Statewide Conference & Trade Show

September 9, 2009 | Comments (0)

National Health Care Reform – Government’s Role – what are the potential impacts?                                       BENEFEST 2009, the premier industry conference for employee benefits professionals in Massachusetts has once again pulled together business leaders and chief executive officers of four major health insurance carriers to provide their perspectives on healthcare reform at the local, state […]

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Interim Solution helps Address Affordability Options for Small Businesses

Interim Solution helps Address Affordability Options for Small Businesses

July 15, 2009 | Comments (0)

The Massachusetts Association of Health Underwriters (MassAHU)  is concerned about the affordability of health insurance to small businesses and individuals in the state of Massachusetts.  Although health care reform established 'affordable' products in the state, several factors contribute to the continued escalation of health care costs and health insurance costs in the state.  Earlier this […]

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Massachusetss Health Care Reform: Lessons for Other States

Massachusetss Health Care Reform: Lessons for Other States

May 6, 2009 | Comments (1)

The Massachusetts Health Care Reform Law has captured the attention of the nation as an innovative experiment that extended health insurance to thousands of uninsured residents and drove better worksite access for employees through employer mandates and penalties.   Massachusetts should be commended for its unique ability to bring all parties to the table to […]

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Expand the Insurance Partnership to Provide More Health Insurance Coverage

Expand the Insurance Partnership to Provide More Health Insurance Coverage

November 20, 2008 | Comments (0)

While the state is struggling to finance many programs, health care reform has expanded the state’s responsibility to help those who cannot afford health insurance.  Of the state subsidized programs, only one requires an active financial participation on the part of an employer, thereby lowering the state’s burden.  Under the Insurance Partnership, an employer requirement […]

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Don’t Price Out Those Who Had the Foresight to Prepare for the Future

Don’t Price Out Those Who Had the Foresight to Prepare for the Future

September 18, 2008 | Comments (0)

By Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Association of Health Insurance Underwriters Due to overly aggressive rate increases, many Massachusetts residents are being priced out of a product they purchased with a great degree of foresight not even 10 years ago. Long term care insurance (LTCI), which covers home care, assisted living care, adult day […]

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GOOD IDEA OR JUST “BAD” POLITICS?

GOOD IDEA OR JUST “BAD” POLITICS?

July 22, 2008 | Comments (1)

Two years ago, the MA Healthcare Reform Law went into effect with the admirable goal of insuring the uninsured – and it asks everyone to participate – the government, insurers, providers, employers and individuals. Is it working? According to the latest press release by the Commonwealth Connector – the government authority responsible for administering the […]

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Expanding the Insurance Partnership Is The Responsible Way to Insure the Uninsured Employees

Expanding the Insurance Partnership Is The Responsible Way to Insure the Uninsured Employees

May 27, 2008 | Comments (0)

Earlier this month, the Commonwealth Connector board discussed ways to cover 30,000 uninsured residents who can’t afford health insurance offered by their employers. They are recommending expansion of the Commonwealth Care program to address this population, in spite of the staggering budget projection of over $1 billion for fiscal year 2009, and the very strong […]

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