Transitional Reinsurance Program – Final Rule for 2015

Re-Solutions Intermediaries The Transitional Reinsurance Program (TRP) was established under PPACA and pays for a corridor of medical claims to help stabilize premiums in the individual health insurance market. A federally mandated reinsurance program, it provides reinsurance to issue
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Sharp divide remains over health care reform as 4th anniversary nears

By Jerry Geisel As the health care reform law nears its fourth anniversary, the Obama administration and top congressional Republicans have very different views of what the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has and has not accomplished. Read more…
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Appeals court may be leaning toward gutting health care premium subsidies

Joe Carlson, Modern Healthcare Opponents of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, in a widely watched case Tuesday, urged a divided panel of appeals judges in Washington to adopt a legal analysis that would essentially gut federal insurance subsidies in 36 states. And signs
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HHS grants extra time to sign up for health insurance

By Associated Press People who’ve started applying for health insurance but aren’t able to finish before the March 31 enrollment deadline will get extra time, the Obama administration has announced. Read more…
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Over half of uninsured still unaware of March 31 ACA enrollment deadline

By Rachel Landen With less than a week remaining to sign up for private health insurance under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, more than half of the uninsured don’t know that March 31 is the deadline. And when reminded of the deadline and penalty for not buying c
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Reform Update: Quality of life difficult to measure for dual-eligibles

By Virgil Dickson State demonstration projects designed to coordinate benefits and care for people dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid are lacking in how they measure quality-of-life indicators, as well as quality of long-term services and supports, according to a new policy bri
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Section 5 of SB 479 Removed

Diversified Group Benefits Hi All: Thank you all (clients, brokers, stop-loss carriers and business partners) for a great effort in taking the time to consider this matter and submit testimony and or letters to your representatives in opposition to Section 5 of Bill 479. We received w
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State Legislative/Regulatory News

Self-Insurance Institute of America, Inc. Exclusive Reporting for the Week of March 25, 2014 March 25, 2014 — This is your weekly update of state legislative/regulatory developments affecting companies involved in the self-insurance/alternative risk transfer marketplace. Should
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One-Third of Uninsured Americans Plan to Remain Uninsured

NEW YORK, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — One-third of uninsured Americans plan to remain uninsured despite the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that they obtain health insurance or pay a fine, according to a new Bankrate.com (NYSE: RATE) report. The most common explanation
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Nearly Half of Employers Considering Private Exchanges

By Melissa A. Winn Forty-five percent of employers have implemented or plan to consider using a private exchange for their full-time active employees before 2018, according to a new employer survey conducted by the Private Exchange Evaluation Collaborative (PEEC). Read more…
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