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Agents, Brokers Register For CMS Hosts 2018 PY ACA Exchange Agent & Broker Training On 7/20, 21, 26, & 27

Agents and brokers planning to market health insurance coverage sold through the health care marketplaces established under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) should register and participate in one of the upcoming “Plan Year 2018 Registration & Training … Continue reading

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HHS Says Affordable Care Act Helped 1 Million Additional Young Adults Have Health Insurance

The Department of Health & Human Services is touting the Affordable Care Act as helping 1 million young adults get health coverage.  On September 21, 2011, HHS announced that data from the National Center for Health Statistics at the Centers … Continue reading

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CMS Sets 9/22/11 Deadline For Plans To Apply For Affordable Care Act Annual Limit Waiver Relief

6/17 Guidance Says Temporary Relief Offered Through 2014 Unavailable For Plans Not Applying By 9/22/11 Health plans and insurers wishing to qualify for a temporary waiver of annual limit restrictions enacted under the Affordable Care Act after September 22, 2011 … Continue reading

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New Guidance on Affordable Care Actg Grandfathered Health Plan Qualification Released

Guidance published by the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Labor and the Treasury (the Agencies) on April 1, 2011 provides welcome clarifications about the workings of the “grandfathered health plan rules” that play a key role in determining what health plans and insurance policies must comply with certain key health insurance coverage reforms enacted as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (the Reconciliation Act) (collectively, the Affordable Care Act).

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CMS Finalizes Allotments To States To Pay Medicaid Part B Premiums For Qualifying Individuals

Charts showing the final allotments made by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to States of funds to use to pay the Medicare Part B premiums for Qualifying Individuals (QIs) for the Federal fiscal year (FY) 2010 and the preliminary QI allotments for FY 2011 appear in the March 19, 2011 Federal Register.

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New Insured Group Health Plan Non-Discrimination Rule Enforcement Delayed Pending Guidance; Agencies Invite Public Input on Rules

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Department of Labor (DOL) and Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) recently announced that the agencies do not plan to enforce new rules that prohibit non-grandfathered insured group health plans from discriminating in favor of highly compensated employees until guidance is published on the workings of certain key elements of these requirements.

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