Shortly after being sworn in as the nation’s 45th president, Donald Trump swung by his new office at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. to hang the drapes and sign a few executive orders. Among them was one instructing federal regulators to take steps to ease the burdens of Obamacare.
Tagged: Affordable Care Act
One of Trump’s first actions as President is to sign an executive order easing the burdens of the ACA. This could mean that the individual mandate will go away, but we don’t yet know. [Washington Post]
The ACA has taken years to implement, and it’s unlikely that it can be undone overnight. This article explains that ACA replacement may be incremental, “with small bills that tackle one part of the health care system at a time.” [Politico]
This is part two of a two-part “After ACA” webinar series. In this session, nicknamed “OPPORTUNITY,” we focus on the detailed effects by market segment, what the carriers are talking about behind the scenes, the “wish list” of agent organizations and industry insiders, and, most importantly, the opportunities that will emerge as the major provisions of the ACA are rolled back.
This is part two of a two-part “After ACA” webinar series. In this session, nicknamed “UNCERTAINTY,” we focus on the likely changes to the Affordable Care Act, the probable timing of those changes, the possible replacement plan, and what you should tell your clients.
Here’s a great overview of the major provisions that will likely be included in the ACA replacement plan. [Journal of the American Medical Association – JAMA]
As we all wake up to this strange new post-election world, two things seem certain: 1) Very few, if any, of us saw this coming. 2) This changes everything.
This set of FAQs addresses coverage of preventive services under the Affordable Care Act and the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act.
This set of FAQs addresses premium reduction arrangements for student health plan coverage.
I was confident that, one month before Election Day, we’d have a pretty good idea who our next president will be and how his or her proposals will affect the health insurance industry. Boy was I wrong.
From KFF: Starting in 2015, large employers face penalties if they don’t make affordable coverage available to their employees. This simple flowchart illustrates how those employer responsibilities work.
While we’ve spent much of the last six years criticizing the Affordable Care Act, the law does do some good things. In this two-hour ethics course, we’ll examine the ways the health reform law has helped individuals, employers, and Medicare beneficiaries.
One of the most difficult things about the health reform law is figuring out which rules apply to which employers. Part of the reason is because there are multiple different definitions of “small” and “large” group in the law with different cutoff points and different ways to count employees. In this class, we’ll talk about these different definitions, discuss which provisions apply to which employers, and take a quick look back at the PACE Act.
As you may have heard, after winning Supreme Court cases about the individual mandate and the premium tax credits, the administration has lost the most recent major challenge to the ACA. A district court judge recently ruled that HHS has been illegally handing out cost-sharing subsidies without an appropriation from Congress. Where does this case go next, and what does the ruling mean for the cost-sharing subsidies in the upcoming open enrollment period?
These days, it’s more important than ever that brokers stay up to speed on the latest legislative developments, and as we find ourselves in the middle of a presidential election, that’s not always easy. But don’t worry – Jessica Waltman knows what’s going on, and in this session she’ll use her unique ability to explain it in a way that everyone can understand and show us how the coming changes could impact brokers and their clients.
The dictionary defines miasma as 1) a highly unpleasant or unhealthy smell or vapor and 2) an oppressive or unpleasant atmosphere that surrounds or emanates from something. Yep, that sounds like the ACA.
Mark Bellman discusses the efforts in Texas to use section 1332 waivers to expand the actuarial value of the metallic tiers in the small group market; the transitional plans that are set to end in 2017; and more.
In this course, we examine the health reform proposals of both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump as well as the most outspoken critics of the Affordable Care Act.
This set of FAQs addresses notice of coverage options – COBRA and the Health Insurance Marketplace.
This set of FAQs addresses coverage of preventive services, rescissions, out-of-network emergency services, coverage for individuals participating in approved clinical trials, limitations on cost-sharing under the Affordable Care Act, the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act and the Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act.
A review of the new tax forms used to apply for an exemption from the individual mandate, calculate the shared responsibility penalty, and reconcile the advance premium tax credit.
In 2015, self-insured plans and Applicable Large Employers got their first taste of the new reporting requirements under section 6055 and 6056 of the tax code. Companies that are subject to these requirements must file an informational return with the IRS and furnish separate forms to each of their full-time employees. As we enter another tax reporting period, employers are once again scrambling to understand the rules and gather the information they need to complete the forms correctly.
This set of FAQs addresses the summary of benefits and coverage (SBC).
Here we go again… For the third time in three years, small employers may once again need to change their renewal date. That’s because CMS just extended the timeframe for transitional or “grandmothered” plans a little bit longer.
In this session…
Eric Johnson takes a look at the eligible income levels for the premium tax credits and cost sharing subsidies, explains how the credits are calculated, discusses the application process, and reviews the annual reconciliation process.
This course provides a detailed look at the Affordable Care Act’s individual shared responsibility requirement. We begin by discussing the purpose of the mandate, define creditable coverage and explain the penalty for going without health insurance, review the possible exemptions from the mandate penalty, and show how agents can help their clients compare their options.
Eric Johnson provides an overview of the Cadillac, some details on its potentially devastating impact on our employer clients, and the chances that it will be repealed altogether.
Jennifer Reed discusses the new 6055 and 6056 reporting requirements under the health reform law, a top priority for self-insured and applicable large employers during the first quarter of 2016.
Gentrie Pool defines some of the more common acronyms in the insurance industry and provides a glossary for agents who need a quick reference tool.