NAHU Submits Comments on Payment Parameters Rule

On Thursday, NAHU sent a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on the proposed Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2018 regulation. The 294-page proposed regulation, a version of which is released towards the end of each year, serves as an omnibus policy document covering a wide-range of health insurance market topics. Among other concerns, our comments specifically addressed the ongoing issues of insurers reducing or eliminating broker commissions during the plan year. We requested that the Center for Medicare …

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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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Please Support our MLR Legislation!

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We are ramping up the effort to get cosponsors for Senate Bill 650, a     bill to remove broker compensation from the Medical Loss Ratio (MLR)     calculation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).      Senate bill S 650, the Access to Independent Health Insurance     Advisors Act of 2013, was introduced by Senators Mary Landrieu (D – LA),     Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Mark Begich (D-AK) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK).

As you know legislation is required to be introduced in each Congress,     …

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Association Highlights: A Look at NAHU Activities from January through March

In Washington, DC and across the United States
NAHU staff made quite a few visits to Capitol Hill and government agencies in the first quarter of 2013, lobbying and representing NAHU:

57 visits      to Capitol Hill and federal agencies on NAHU’s legislative priorities.
39      political meetings and 2 federal agency meetings.
13 fundraisers      on behalf of HUPAC.
11 briefings      from inside-the-Beltway groups.
3 hearings      and 27 coalition meetings.

NAHU staff, members and state lobbyists also made numerous visits and calls to state legislators and regulators and reinforced our presence nationwide.

NAHU in the …

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Membership Campaign Extended to June 30th!

Membership Campaign Extended!

NAHU is excited to announce that our current membership campaign is being extended through June 30! The campaign is overwhelmingly successful and we want to give our enthusiastic member recruiters extra time to earn a reward for their efforts. If you haven’t reached the four new members required to qualify for the campaign, you now have an extra two months to do so.

Recruit four new members from January 1 – June 30, 2013 and you get to choose to:

Have your membership dues waived for one year, …

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NAHU Supports Senate’s Renewed Efforts to Protect Consumers and Jobs

NAHU Supports Senate’s Renewed Efforts to Protect Consumers and Jobs

 (Washington, DC) – The National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) applauds Senators

Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Mark Begich (D-AK) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) for re-introducing a bipartisan proposal today that protects healthcare consumers and the economy by preserving the role of health insurance agents and brokers. Janet Trautwein, CEO of NAHU, made the following statement today in support of the Access to Independent Health Insurance Advisors Act of 2013:

 

“The medical loss ratio (MLR) requirements contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) …

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