Indiana General Assembly Weekly Update

Governor Eric Holcomb delivered his first State of the State address Tuesday evening to a joint session of the Indiana General Assembly. Gov. Holcomb proposed a set of transformational priorities, called his five pillars: (1) Cultivate a strong and diverse economy to ensure that Indiana remains a magnet for jobs; (2) fund a long-term roads […]

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Legislative Update from ISAHU

Federal Update The ACA is officially on the new Congress’s agenda and numerous steps are being planned in the “repeal and replace” efforts.  As discussed previously, the actual timing of legislative changes will be an ongoing process as some things can be done via the reconciliation process in the Senate and others will need to […]

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NAHU Certification Courses

Benefits Account Manager (BAM) Certification Course This nine-hour course provides account manager professionals with an understanding of the complex and critical role an account manager plays in the health and benefits arena. The BAM Certification Course will be available online. Instruction will be delivered through NAHU’s Online Learning Institute (OLI). NAHU provides top-notch instructors who […]

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Operation Shout – Did you miss it?

Yesterday, Senators Dean Heller (R-NV) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM) introduced S. 58, and last week Representatives Mike Kelly (R-PA) and Joe Courtney (D-CT) introduced H.R. 173, legislation to repeal the ACA’s Cadillac/excise Tax, which will impose a 40% excise tax on health plans that exceed certain cost thresholds beginning in 2020. The Cadillac Tax calls […]

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Statistics Help!

Why Statistics Enhance the Role of the Broker Message As health insurance brokers in the industry, you know firsthand how important your role is in assisting your clients through the complexities of understanding and purchasing the right plan to best suit their needs. When conveying the value of the broker message to the media, it’s […]

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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released FAQ on Agent/Broker compensation

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released resources regarding the differing of compensation based on the metal level plan sold. Below are FAQs on agent/broker compensation and discriminatory marketing practices from CMS. NAHU will continue to work with CMS on this and other issues related to discriminatory market practices effecting agent and broker compensation.

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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the start of “window shopping” for this open enrollment period. The window shopping period allows consumers to shop for plans without enrolling in advance of the exchanges formally opening next Tuesday. It also allows for agents, brokers, and other marketplace assistors to evaluate plans and pricing before […]

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