Business Perspectives on Health Care Reform

| December 10, 2009 | Comments (0)
Business Perspectives on Health Care Reform

Health care reform is a complicated challenge and one without a simple solution.  Where do we start?  Let's look at the best practices and lessons learned from the Massachuestt's "experiment."  Three years ago, the state implemented health care reform with the goal of universal access and lower cost. What were the results? AccessMassachuesetts ranks No. […]

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MassAHU comments on Payment Reform Commission Report

| October 9, 2009 | Comments (0)
MassAHU comments on Payment Reform Commission Report

The Massachusetts Association of Health Underwriters (MassAHU), a membership organization of professional health insurance brokers, consultants and other professionals, shares the concern for affordability of health care in the commonwealth of Massachusetts.  Through the Payment Reform Commission appointed by Governor Patrick, recommendations have been submitted for the restructuring of the health care payment system.  According […]

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Potential Adverse Consequences to Proposed Changes in FSC regulations

| September 25, 2009 | Comments (0)
Potential Adverse Consequences to Proposed Changes in FSC regulations

MassAHU is concerned about potential adverse consequences of the proposed changes to the Fair Share Contribution regulations to take effect on October 1, 2009 (114.5 CMR 16:00: Determination of Employer Fair Share Contribution).  We understand the changes are designed to help employers who have applied for relief from the FSC responsibility as part of the […]

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MassAHU’s 7th Annual Statewide Conference & Trade Show

| September 9, 2009 | Comments (0)
MassAHU’s 7th Annual Statewide Conference & Trade Show

National Health Care Reform – Government’s Role – what are the potential impacts?                                       BENEFEST 2009, the premier industry conference for employee benefits professionals in Massachusetts has once again pulled together business leaders and chief executive officers of four major health insurance carriers to provide their perspectives on healthcare reform at the local, state […]

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Interim Solution helps Address Affordability Options for Small Businesses

| July 15, 2009 | Comments (0)
Interim Solution helps Address Affordability Options for Small Businesses

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

| May 6, 2009 | Comments (1)
Massachusetss Health Care Reform: Lessons for Other States

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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Message from Jean Russell- April 2009

| April 4, 2009
Message from Jean Russell- April 2009

Dear Members, The 2009 Capitol Conference only confirmed what we already know: our industry is rapidly changing – and drastically!   This year’s CAP conference was very productive in emphasizing the importance of the broker community and the need to be more involved with our elected officials.   Our Congressmen and women need to hear from […]

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Expand the Insurance Partnership to Provide More Health Insurance Coverage

| November 20, 2008 | Comments (0)
Expand the Insurance Partnership to Provide More Health Insurance Coverage

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

| September 18, 2008 | Comments (0)
Don’t Price Out Those Who Had the Foresight to Prepare for the Future

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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