AAPAN supports Employer Groups in engagement with NAIC’s Narrow Network Regulation

Employer groups recently sent a clear message to the Feds “Leave Narrow Networks Alone” And in support of that message we want you –as a member of our association – to know exactly what we are doing on your behalf.
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White House revises contraception opt out

By Gabe LaMonica (CNN) —The Obama administration announced revisions to the Obamacare contraception mandate so that nonprofit religious organizations can opt out of signing a release form to avoid covering birth control and workers for those nonprofits are able to obtain separate cont
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BREAKING: D.C. appeals court strikes down ACA insurance subsidies for federal exchanges

By Joe Carlson A federal appeals court has ruled the Obama administration cannot subsidize insurance premiums for nearly 7 million Americans, dealing a serious blow to the Affordable Care Act. The ruling sets up an almost-certain appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. Read more…
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Without Medicaid, hospitals may pay patient premiums

By Anthony Brino Uncompensated care was supposed to be a thing of the past, but it’s persisting in many states not expanding Medicaid eligibility. As an alternative, for some high-cost uninsured patients, hospitals are turning to a new option. Read more…
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Post-Hobby Lobby: DOL requires employee notification of dropped contraceptive coverage

By Melissa A. Winn The U.S. Department of Labor said Thursday employers reacting to the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling by canceling contraceptive coverage will be required to notify their employees of the change, an important administrative note for benefit advisers working with e
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Woodrow Wilson School gets a summer spruce-up

Metrowest Daily News FRAMINGHAM – Woodrow Wilson Elementary School will get some sprucing up by 100 employees from the Phia Group during a July 25 volunteer day with Jewish Family Services of Metrowest. Read more…
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Special Communication

Self-Insurance Institute of America, Inc. Expanded Grassroots Advocacy Campaign Takes Shape July 16, 2014 – The Self-Insurance Institute of America, Inc. (SIIA) today held a special briefing in New York City for about 50 members and other stakeholders concerned about a looming t
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Extent of ACA outreach effort during first open-enrollment period impressive: Kaiser

By Paul Demko An extensive system that included more than 28,000 outreach workers helping an estimated 10.6 million individuals find information about healthcare coverage options was created for the first Obamacare open enrollment period, according to an analysis conducted by the Kais
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State Legislative/Regulatory News

Self-Insurance Institute of America, Inc. Exclusive Reporting for the Week of July 14, 2014 July 14, 2014 — This is your weekly update of state legislative/regulatory developments affecting companies involved in the self-insurance/alternative risk transfer marketplace. Should yo
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California delays ACA for small employers

By Michael Giardina California employers with fewer than 50 employees will not have to offer Affordable Care Act-compliant health plans until 2016 thanks to a new state law. Read more…
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