Insurance News

August 16, 2019

NAHU Coalition Releases New Materials on the Risks of Public Option

The Partnership for America’s Health Care Future released a series of new videos on the differences (and lack thereof) between Medicare-for-All and Medicare Buy-In. The overall campaign encourages meaningful reforms to the nation’s healthcare system that preserve market-based, employer-provided healthcare rather than attempting to implement a disruptive one-size-fits-all system. NAHU is a member of the […]
July 19, 2019

Legislation Introduced to Allow HSAs for Medicare Beneficiaries

On Wednesday, Representatives Ami Bera (D-CA) and Jason Smith (R-MO) introduced H.R. 3796, the Health Savings for Seniors Act, NAHU-supported legislation that would allow seniors covered under Medicare to continue contributing to HSAs after age 65. Specifically, the bill allows anyone enrolled in Medicare, either traditional fee for service or Medicare Advantage plans (including Medicare […]
June 25, 2019

Federal agencies to increase healthcare price and quality transparency

President Trump signed an executive order this afternoon directing federal agencies to increase healthcare price and quality transparency. The order specifically directs the of Departments of Labor, Treasury and Health and Human Services to issue guidance and propose regulations that would disclose negotiated rates, cost-of-care and de-identified federal healthcare data, and to expand the availability […]
June 6, 2019

Final Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2020

Recently, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released its final Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2020. This proposed rule describes benefit and payment parameters under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that would be applicable for the 2020 benefit year. Notable Changes for 2020 The out-of-pocket maximum (OOPM) will increase. Source: HR360
May 3, 2019

NAHU Fast Facts

Source: National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU)
March 18, 2019

Medicare For All

is past week, members of Congress who are in favor of Medicare for All introduced legislation to move our healthcare system to a single-payer system that would limit choice, increase waiting times and eliminate Medicare as we know it. And in exchange for sacrificing control of their healthcare, Americans would pay trillions of dollars in […]
February 22, 2019

General News Update

Source: National Association of Health Underwriters
December 18, 2018

Judge Rules ACA Unconstitutional

On December 14, U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor released his ruling on the first of five counts in Texas v. United States. The case challenged the constitutionality of the ACA’s individual mandate in light of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, which zeroed out the individual mandate penalty. Judge O’Connor’s ruling was that […]
October 19, 2018

President Trump Signs Prescriptions Drug Gag Clause Legislation

On Wednesday, President Trump signed into law ;S. 2553, the Know the Lowest Price Act, and S. 2554, the Patient Right to Know Drug Price Act. The legislation was passed by the House and Senate last month with bipartisan support and will ban “gag clauses” that prevent pharmacists from telling customers when they can save […]
May 2, 2018

Summary Plan Descriptions (SPD)

The Summary Plan Description or SPD is an important written document that a plan administrator must provide automatically and free of charge to participants of an ERISA-covered health benefit plan. The SPD provides information on when an employee can begin to participate in the plan, how service and benefits are calculated, when and in what […]