Massachusetts firing Obamacare contractor CGI

By Priyanka Dayal McCluskey State officials are moving to fire CGI, the contractor responsible for Massachusetts’ broken health exchange website, and are starting to search for a new vendor, the state’s Obamacare czar said this morning. Read more…
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Reform Update: N.H. may be first of Medicaid expansion holdouts to sign on

By Virgil Dickson Healthcare providers in Nebraska, New Hampshire and Maine are anxiously monitoring hearings in their states as lawmakers debate whether Medicaid will be expanded, while providers in Utah and Virginia will continue lobbying in advance of likely special sessions to set
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Concerns arise about access to cancer centers under health law

Some of America’s best cancer hospitals are off-limits to many of the people now signing up for coverage under the nation’s new healthcare program. Read more…
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State Legislative/Regulatory News

Self-Insurance Institute of America, Inc. Member/Stakeholder Involvement Encouraged NOW! March 18, 2014 – The Self-Insurance Institute of America, Inc. (SIIA) is now leading the fight against legislative proposals that threaten the self-insurance marketplace in the state of Conn
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State Legislative/Regulatory News

Self-Insurance Institute of America, Inc. Exclusive Reporting for the Week of March 17, 2014 March 17, 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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Obama administration proposes sweeping new health plan rules

By Modern Healthcare The Obama administration issued sweeping new proposed rules (PDF) late Friday affecting provider networks in insurance exchange plans, consumer access to quality information about plans, selection of plans in the small business exchanges, state rules on enrollment
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Reform Update: Doctors urge CMS to issue rule on premium grace period

By Andis Robeznieks The Obama administration and the CMS recently issued a flood of new regulations implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. But healthcare providers are saying at least one more rule is needed. Read more…
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Flurry of new ACA rules adds to insurers’ uncertainty

By Paul Demko Hundreds of pages of proposed federal rules and guidances for insurers seeking to participate in the state and federal exchanges in 2015 are raising questions among insurance experts about whether they add to the regulatory and market uncertainty surrounding the healthca
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Exchange enrollment tops 5 million, Tavenner says

By Jessica Zigmond More than 5 million consumers have signed up for insurance on the federal and state-based health insurance exchanges, CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner wrote in a blog post Monday. Read more…
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SB 479 Released in Connecticut…

CT Raised Bill No 479 STOP LOSSBrooks Goodison at Diversified Group Benefits just advised that SB 479 was just released in Connecticut. This is not good for the self-funded industry and we are strongly opposed. Sec. 5. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2014) (a) (1) On and after January 1,
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