Category: Position Statements

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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All Pushing In the Same Direction – Returning the Connector to Its True Mandate

All Pushing In the Same Direction – Returning the Connector to Its True Mandate

March 26, 2008 | Comments (0)

The Massachusetts Association of Underwriters (MassAHU) supports Health Care Reform and the noble goal of providing health insurance for all citizens of Massachusetts.  Health insurance brokers are an integral part of the health insurance system and have become part of the Commonwealth Connector’s distribution network. However, we are concerned about the Connector’s determination to write […]

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All Pushing In the Same Direction

All Pushing In the Same Direction

March 26, 2008 | Comments (0)

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How to Produce Better Health Care Results for the Citizens of Massachusetts

How to Produce Better Health Care Results for the Citizens of Massachusetts

February 25, 2008 | Comments (0)

On February 14th, two stories appeared in the Globe.  One was entitled "Health Plans Sold via State Likely to Cost 5% More," and the other was "One in Ten Patients Gets Drug Error." Most people may not see any correlation between these two articles, but it is time for us to connect the dots.  Both […]

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