Category: Professional Development

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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Senator Stan Rosenberg comments on the ACA and federal waiver

Senator Stan Rosenberg comments on the ACA and federal waiver

February 6, 2015 | Comments (0)

Good insights from Senator Stan Rosenberg on Greater Boston last night on the ACA and federal waiver. Cue into minutes 3:21-5:12 on this feed: http://wgbhnews.org/post/mass-senate-president-stan-rosenberg-discusses-state-state

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Commonwealth Conversations - State Senators to Host Public Forums

Commonwealth Conversations – State Senators to Host Public Forums

February 3, 2015 | Comments (0)

“Commonwealth Connections – Bringing Beacon Hill to You” Your state senators have scheduled forums around the state and outside of their own districts to gather input and viewpoints from constituents. This event will also include visits to local businesses. Minority Leader Bruce Tarr and Rosenberg have agreed to attend each of the sessions. We encourage […]

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Gov. Patrick signed new statue "Parental Leave to Men"

Gov. Patrick signed new statue “Parental Leave to Men”

January 12, 2015 | Comments (0)

Just before leaving office, Governor Patrick signed into action the  Parental Leave Law as of January 7, 2015.  This new law will replace the Massachusetts Maternity Leave Act (MMLA) and work in conjunction with the Family Medical Leave Act.

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Call to Action --- MassAHU Opposes SB2416

Call to Action — MassAHU Opposes SB2416

January 5, 2015 | Comments (0)

The MA House is preparing to pass a bill that would add educational psychologists to the list of mental health professionals covered by the mental health parity law, blurring the line between what has been traditionally covered by health insurance and services that are primarily educational in nature and raising health insurance premiums disproportionally for […]

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New Mandated Substance Abuse Benefits and it's Impact

New Mandated Substance Abuse Benefits and it’s Impact

December 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

The Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA) today published a mandated benefit review of Chapter 258 of the Acts of 2014: “An Act to Increase Opportunities for Long-Term Substance Abuse Recovery.” This review includes four provisions set to take effect for state licensed health insurance carriers on October 1, 2015.  The report contains a […]

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Update LTC Insurance - Exceptions to Estate Recovery....

Update LTC Insurance – Exceptions to Estate Recovery….

December 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

MassHealth is revising the regulations about exceptions to estate recovery to conform to amendments to M.G.L. c. 118E, section 33.  The words “when purchased” are being added to the exceptions about long-term-care insurance. This changes the timing as to when the long-term-care insurance had to have met the requirements of MassHealth at 130 CMR 515.014 […]

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