CMS Extends November 15 Deadline for Reporting 2014 Enrollment Counts for Reinsurance Contributions

CMS & HHS “We have received requests for an extension of the deadline for contributing entities to submit their 2014 enrollment counts for the transitional reinsurance program contributions under 45 CFR 153.405(b). The deadline has now been extended until 11:59 p.m. on Dece
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FAQs about Affordable Care Act Implementation (Part XXII)

United States Department of Labor Employee Benefits Security Administration November 6, 2014 Set out below are additional Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding implementation of the Affordable Care Act. These FAQs have been prepared jointly by the Departments of Labor (DOL), Hea
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Obama administration floats new prescription contraceptive rules

By Jerry Geisel The Obama administration sought Friday to end a long-running controversy by proposing new ways to enable employees of nonprofit religiously affiliated organizations — such as hospitals — and private closely held corporations to obtain coverage for prescription contrace
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Legislative Update

Self-Insurance Institute of America, Inc. Rulings Creates New Uncertainty for Segment of Self-Insurance Marketplace July 1, 2014 — The United States Supreme Court this week ruled that “closely held” for-profit, companies can – on religious grounds – may o
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Agency Addresses Payment Process for Employers & TPAs

Self-Insurance Institute of America, Inc. Special Communication June 2, 2014 — The Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) recently released a memo explaining the process for paying the assessment under the ACA’s “reinsurance program.” Unfor
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Smooth confirmation expected for ‘highly competent’ Burwell

By Virgil Dickson In nominating Sylvia Mathews Burwell as his next HHS secretary, President Barack Obama has chosen someone recognized by insiders on both sides of the political aisle as an effective manager who is unlikely to become snagged in the politics of Obamacare. Read moreR
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HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius resigns

By Paul Demko HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has resigned her post barely a week after the close of the tumultuous initial open-enrollment period for the healthcare reform law’s insurance exchanges. Read more…
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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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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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Sebelius says no Obamacare mandate delay, enrollment extension

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – There will be no delay in the penalty most Americans face under President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform law if they fail to obtain health coverage this year, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said on Wednes
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