Category: Legislative Updates

MassAHU Welcomes New Director

MassAHU Welcomes New Director

May 10, 2017 | Comments (0)

MassAHU welcomes William (Bill) Stuart to the board of directors for the 2017-2019 term as we said good-bye to Gary Fradin at the Annual Membership meeting held during MassAHU’s Benefest on May 4th.  Bill has an extensive background in healthcare working many years on the carrier side, with TPA’s, benefits advisors and employers. Mr. Stuart, a […]

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HUPAC

HUPAC

November 2, 2015 | 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. […]

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King vs Burwell Decided

King vs Burwell Decided

June 25, 2015 | Comments (0)

June 25, 2015 King v. Burwell Decided Moments ago, the US Supreme Court handed down its decision in the King v. Burwell case, affirming the decision of the Fourth Circuit. This means that individuals who get their health insurance through an exchange established by the federal government will be eligible for tax subsidies.This was a 6-3 […]

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Mark S. Gaunya, Appointed to Connector Board

Mark S. Gaunya, Appointed to Connector Board

March 12, 2015 | Comments (0)

MassAHU Member, Mark S. Gaunya Appointed to Connector Board  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 […]

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eNews & Updates - February 3rd

eNews & Updates – February 3rd

February 3, 2015 | Comments (0)

Commonwealth Conversations – State Senators to Host Public Forums: Massachusetts 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 and Minority Leader Bruce Tarr and Rosenberg have agreed to attend each of the sessions.  “The […]

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It’s a Wrap for this year’s CAP Conference

It’s a Wrap for this year’s CAP Conference

March 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

MassAHU president David A. Shore; NAHU’s Region 1 national vice president Julie Jennings, RHU, LIA, CLTC; Jean Russell; Mark Gaunya, GBA, LIA; Mim Minichiello and Joe Lawler, CEBS participated with national policymakers in representing MassAHU this year to address the cost of health care, health care insurance and the impact these costs are having on […]

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The Boston Globe: Delays on implementing LTCi consumer protections

The Boston Globe: Delays on implementing LTCi consumer protections

January 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

Boston Globe Tuesday, Jan 21: MassAHU’s Legislative LTC liaison quoted in today’s Boston Globe: “Despite the uncertainty about long-term care insurance and its costs, consumers still want protection against the rising costs of caring for the elderly, said Mark Baron, an insurance agent in Andover and legislative liaison for the Massachusetts Association of Health Underwriters […]

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DOI Bulletin (2013-10) Addresses Carrier Compliance with Transparency

DOI Bulletin (2013-10) Addresses Carrier Compliance with Transparency

December 13, 2013 | Comments (0)

The Division of Insurance (“Division”) is issuing this Bulletin regarding Section 206 of Chapter 224 of the Acts of 2012, which requires Carriers to implement new systems capable of providing individualized information to consumers about potential cost-sharing obligations for any proposed service within 2 working days. Section 206 specifically requires Carriers to “establish a toll-free […]

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BBJ reports Health Connector blames IT vendor

BBJ reports Health Connector blames IT vendor

December 13, 2013 | Comments (0)

State health regulators disclosed a host of health-exchange website troubles and weak enrollment figures at today’s Health Connector Board meeting, putting the blame for the state’s disappointing Obamacare rollout squarely on the shoulders of the commonwealth’s technology vendor CGI Group Inc.According to updates provided during Thursday’s meeting, the Connector website’s woes include recurring problems when […]

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