Category: Legislative Updates

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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The Broker Library

The Broker Library

January 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

Announcing the Broker Library, (formerly the Broker Tool Box) a benefit available to members of MassAHU. Inside the library you will find information gathered to guide your business toward 2014. The Broker Library is available to MassAHU members only and requires that you log in to access information. You can create your own log right from the Broker […]

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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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MassAHU on the Transparency of Health Care Costs for Consumers

MassAHU on the Transparency of Health Care Costs for Consumers

November 18, 2011 | Comments (0)

MassAHU continues to advocate for affordable and quality health care in today’s market and for consumers to make informed decisions based upon transparent and easily accessible information. The following language is reflective of these efforts and hopefully the support of legislators on behalf of our clients: SECTION 1.  Chapter 6A of the General Laws, as so appearing in the […]

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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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NFIB Study: Small Business Employers believe PPACA will not "reduce cost or regulatory burdens".

NFIB Study: Small Business Employers believe PPACA will not “reduce cost or regulatory burdens”.

July 29, 2011 | Comments (0)

Two new studies released by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)  and the Employment Policies Institute illustrate a variety of reasons why employers may find it more financially advantageous for both themselves and their employees to take advantage of the health insurance exchange subsidies after January 1, 2014. The NFIB study, released today, indicates that the overwhelming […]

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MassAHU earns Membership Award for Small Chapter nationally

MassAHU earns Membership Award for Small Chapter nationally

July 20, 2011 | Comments (0)

The Massachusetts chapter of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) was the recipient of the 2011 annual Membership Award for overall growth and retention of a small chapter.

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MassAHU's Grassroot Efforts: vetoed in State Budget

MassAHU’s Grassroot Efforts: vetoed in State Budget

July 6, 2011 | Comments (0)

July 6, 2011. Today, the Governor signed a completed a $30.6 billion spending plan. The $30.6 billion spending bill, representing an increase of more than $700 million over the current fiscal year, and relying on $186 million from the state’s rainy day fund, included vetos of the Grassroots efforts supported by MassAHU which would help ensure sound rating […]

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