Category: Industry News

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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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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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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CMS Regulations & Guidance on ACA

CMS Regulations & Guidance on ACA

July 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

Affordable Care Act   CMS “anticipates that agents and brokers will play a critical role in helping qualified employers and employees enroll in coverage through SHOPS”.  Please click on the following Health Insurance Marketplace for an overview of the roles of the broker and agent and specific questions and answers , including web-based brokers, in […]

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DOI Bulletin 2012-01

DOI Bulletin 2012-01

January 26, 2012 | Comments (0)

Recent Bulletin from the DOI addresses Insurance Carriers and their subcontractors:   Reporting to the Bureau of Managed Care (the “Bureau) of Instances Where Insurance Carriers Are Not Consistent with Required Uniform Coding and Billing Standards; Issued January 25, 2012. Bulletin 2012-01

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December 23, 2011 | Comments (0)

MassAHU’s Legislative Year End Review

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George Gonser - Broker Appointee to Connector Board

George Gonser – Broker Appointee to Connector Board

September 21, 2011 | Comments (0)

George W. Gonser Jr., MBA, CDHC, current CEO of  Spring Consulting Group, Boston, MA and has been newly appointed by Governor Patrick to serve as  broker representative to the Connector Board based upon Section 42 of Chapter 288 of the Acts of 2010. Mr. Gonser has been a member of the Massachusetts Association of Health Underwriters since […]

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