John Osborn, MOAHU President, in the News!

John is especially pleased to share some awesome press.  Click on http://washingtonexaminer.com/survey-doctors-rebelling-against-obamacare-hospitals-declining-to-join/article/2539830 from the Washington Examiner that features many of our members nationally, including John Osborn. NAHU congratulates all of the them on this wonderful media promotion of spreading the importance and diligence of an agent’s role in healthcare.

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Missouri Consumers in the Dark as Health Insurance Exchange Nears

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/political-fix/missouri-consumers-in-the-dark-as-health-insurance-exchange-nears/article_d3d1adcf-6aa9-5503-b114-dc7b00648ea8.html

JEFFERSON CITY • You won’t find Dwight Fine’s name on the Missouri state payroll. But the retired hospital association executive has been working for state government the last three years.

In health care circles, he’s known as the state’s Affordable Care Act coordinator. The Missouri Foundation for Health, a St. Louis-based nonprofit group, pays Fine’s salary and “loans” him to the state. He reports to the social services director.

Having an invisible coordinator is just one example of how the administration of Gov. Jay Nixon, a Democrat, …

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Missouri Citizens Face Obstacles to Coverage

By  ROBERT PEAR
A version of this article appeared in print on August 3, 2013, on page A1 of the New York edition with the headline: Two States Reflect Divide On Obama’s Health Plan: A Coverage Effort Faces Hurdles in Missouri.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Looking for the new health insurance marketplace, set to open in this state in two months, is like searching for a unicorn.

The marketplace, or exchange, being established by the federal government under President Obama’s health care law has no visible presence …

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MO Exchange Navigator Guidance and Application

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Navigator rule filed to comply with SB 262

According to state law passed by the legislature, individuals and entities must apply for license

Jefferson City, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Insurance has filed an emergency rule to comply with provisions of Senate Bill 262, which was passed by the Missouri General Assembly with an emergency clause for the licensing of “navigators” prior to the federally facilitated health insurance exchanges becoming operational on Oct. 1 in Missouri.

Individuals applying for license as a navigator will be required to pass an exam before being issued a …

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New Missouri law imposes hurdle for insurance exchange

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/political-fix/new-missouri-law-imposes-hurdle-for-insurance-exchange/article_dccc78f9-6171-5350-a84a-2a263a5f9db7.html

July 17, 2013 12:00 am  •  By Virginia Young vyoung@post-dispatch.com > 573-635-6178

The Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY • Advocates for uninsured people are worried a bill signed by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Friday could throw a wrench into implementing the upcoming health insurance marketplace.

The new state law requires insurance counselors – known as navigators — get state licenses before they begin helping consumers shop for health plans on the exchange.

But no state regulatory framework is in place. And even if it’s set up quickly, the law …

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Announcement: Affordable Care Act (ACA) Qualified Health Plan (QHP) Certification Series VII

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Emily Bremer on Channel 9 St. Louis Discussing ACA Implementation

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Mapping the PPACA world for agents and brokers

By Allison Bell

The outlines of the new “exchanges,” or Web-based health insurance supermarkets, seem to be emerging from the fog of legislation and regulation that has blanketed the U.S. benefits community over the past three years.The Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO) — the agency setting up the “federally facilitated exchanges” (FFEs) — says it hopes 250,000 producers will register to sell FFE plans.The Minnesota Health Insurance Exchange hired a marketing agency to study the “need states” that might keep producers from working …

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Missouri SB 262 Modifies various provisions relating to health insurance 5/17/13 Truly Agreed To and Finally Passed

CCS/HCS/SS/SB 262 – This act modifies various provisions relating to health insurance.

HMOS AND DEDUCTIBLE PLANS – Under current law, health maintenance organizations (HMOs) are not allowed to charge deductibles for basic health care services. This act allows health maintenance organizations to charge deductibles and coinsurance for basic health care services. The act specifically provides that HMOs shall have the power to offer as an option one or more health benefit plans which contain deductibles, coinsurance, coinsurance differentials, or variable copayments. These types of health …

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