Category: Consumer & Industry News

DOI issues Bulletin 2015-06 Waiver Granted for Employers with 51-100

DOI issues Bulletin 2015-06 Waiver Granted for Employers with 51-100

August 21, 2015 | Comments (0)

Relief for employers in the Commonwealth! Bulletin 2015-06 issued by the Division of Insurance on August 13, 2015 – Transitional Renewal of Insured Health Plans for Employers with 51-100 Employees – states that Under current Massachusetts law for coverage issued to eligible individuals and eligible small employers (hereinafter, the “Merged Market”), a small group employer […]

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DOI Latest Bulletin: Access to Services to Treat Substance Use Disorders; Issued July 31, 2015

DOI Latest Bulletin: Access to Services to Treat Substance Use Disorders; Issued July 31, 2015

August 3, 2015 | Comments (0)

From DOI Commissioner Dan Judson to Commercial Health Insurers, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Inc. and Health Maintenance Organizations RE: Access to Services to Treat Substance Use Disorders The purpose of this Bulletin is to provide guidance regarding access to treatment for substance use disorders on and after October 1, 2015, as required […]

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NAHU approved as a CMS Vendor for FFM Training

NAHU approved as a CMS Vendor for FFM Training

August 3, 2015 | Comments (0)

NAHU Approved as a CMS Vendor for Federal Marketplace Broker Training Comprehensive training on exchanges Meets CMS reporting verification requirements CE credits filed in 50 states Superior help-desk services Ease of use through NAHU’s Online Learning Institute 2016 open enrollment runs November 1, 2015, to January 31, 2016 NAHU is one of the three vendors, […]

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The Region 1 Leadership Conference August 6th

The Region 1 Leadership Conference August 6th

July 30, 2015 | Comments (0)

NAHU’s Region 1 annual Leadership meeting will be held on Thursday – August 6th,  at the Mohegan Sun.  Chapter leaders from the New York/New England area will be attending and it is an opportunity to network with likeminded peers.  Paul Smith,  is now Region 1 vice president following Julie Jennings’ 4 year term.  Paul’s agency –  the […]

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Governor proactive in seeking to retain small group market 1-50

Governor proactive in seeking to retain small group market 1-50

May 7, 2015 | Comments (0)

Governor Baker has requested Secretary Sylvia Burwell, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to allow Massachusetts the “flexibility” to maintain its small group market at 1-50 and an “indefinite”extension of the transition period previously granted beyond January 1, 2016 “of the current application of the small group definition”.  Letter.

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Essential Health Benefit Plan Options - DOI Hearing May 15, 2015

Essential Health Benefit Plan Options – DOI Hearing May 15, 2015

May 7, 2015 | Comments (0)

The CMS requests that states choose an Essential Health Benefit plan from among a list of 10 options identified by CMS for plans with effective years beginning in 2017.  The DOI most recently made a choice of the Massachusetts EHB in 2012 for plans effective in 2014.  According to the recent CMS guidance, DOI has […]

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MassAHU Past President & Insurance Executive appointed to MHC board

MassAHU Past President & Insurance Executive appointed to MHC board

March 12, 2015 | Comments (0)

Mark S. Gaunya, co-owner and chief innovation officer at Borislow Insurance, past president of MassAHU and past chair of the National Association of Health Underwriters’ (NAHU) Healthcare Cost & Quality Transparency taskforce has been appointed to the Massachusetts Connector Authority Board.  Mark’s appointment reflects the Chapter 176Q law stating that 4 members shall be appointed […]

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MassAHU lobbies for Health Reform Changes at CAP Conference

MassAHU lobbies for Health Reform Changes at CAP Conference

February 27, 2015 | Comments (0)

Dave Shore, Julie Jennings, Mim Minichiello and Joe Lawler represented MassAHU at CAP Conference this year. This gang of four lobbied for health reform changes of importance to you and your clients on Capitol Hill. Visits were scheduled with Senators Warren and Markey, Representatives McGovern, Moulton, Kennedy, Tsongas and Neal. The message brought forth during […]

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Ten Part Series: The New Healthcare Landscape

Ten Part Series: The New Healthcare Landscape

February 24, 2015 | Comments (0)

The New Healthcare Landscape The first webcast in this new 10-part series from the NAHU Education Foundation will examine the major cost drivers in healthcare, as well as the enormous variation in healthcare prices and quality. Click here for more information.

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