ING’s President of Employee Benefits, Heather Lavallee, Speaks on Stop Loss and More

Article Written by:  Carolyn Ellis  Taken From:  MyHealthGuide As president of employee benefits distribution for ING, Heather Lavallee has oversight of all their sales and customer service organizations and is accountable for the strategy of the division. We spoke with her about curr
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NAIC Signals Retreat on New Stop-Loss, Expands Focus on RRGs

Article Taken From:  MyHealthGuide Comments made by regulators at the summer meeting of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) in Indianapolis made it clear that ongoing pushback by SIIA and other stakeholder groups has dampened enthusiasm for new stop-loss regulat
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Mark PETERS and Patricia Peters, Plaintiffs, v. COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS, INC. EMPLOYEE BENEFIT PLAN; Community Connections, Inc., a Colorado Corporation, Defendants.

United States District Court, D. Colorado. Mark PETERS and Patricia Peters, Plaintiffs, v. COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS, INC. EMPLOYEE BENEFIT PLAN; Community Connections, Inc., a Colorado Corporation, Defendants. Civil Action No: 11–CV–03186–RPM. Aug. 9, 2013. Gregory R. Giometti, Tamara J.
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Insurers Commissioners Signal Retreat on New Stop-Loss Insurance Regulation and Discuss MEWA Issues

Article Taken From:  Self-Insurance Institute of America August 26, 2013 – Comments made by regulators over the weekend at the summer meeting of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) in Indianapolis made it clear that ongoing pushback by SIIA and other stake
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Integro: Medical Stop-Loss Captives Trying to Get Hands Around ACA Changes

Article Written By: Meg Green   Taken From: MyHealthGuide Burlington, VA — Medical stop-loss captives are trying to get their hands around their exposure to changes under the Affordable Care Act, according to Audrey Greening, managing principal of Integro’s health care pra
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Assembly Committee Approves Bill by a Wide Margin

Article Taken From:  Self-Insurance Institute of America August 15, 2013 – Legislation to restrict the availability of stop-loss insurance was passed out of the California Assembly Appropriations Committee late yesterday by a 15-3 vote. SB 161 will now be placed on the Assembly&
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California Stop-Loss Legislation Update

Article Taken From:  MyHealthGuide  The California Assembly Committee on Appropriations has announced a hearing will take place on Wednesday August 14th at 9am to consider SB 161. The bill would establish a minimum stop-loss attachment point requirement of $35,000 for small employers
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Large Group Medical Insurance Reserves, Liabilities, and Actuarial Assets — Impact to Self-Funding and Stop Loss

Article Taken From:  MyHealthGuide The Practice Note attempts to address issues regarding the valuation actuary’s responsibilities under the NAIC’s Accounting Practices and Procedures Manual, the NAIC’s model Actuarial Opinion and Memorandum Regulation, the NAIC̵
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Hearing Scheduled for California Stop-loss Legislation

Article Taken From:  Self-Insurance Institute of America, Inc. August 9, 2013 – The California Assembly Committee on Appropriations has announced a hearing will take place on Wednesday August 14th at 9am to consider SB 161. As previously reported, the bill would establish a mini
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Checklist for Service Provider Changes in Self-funded Plans

Article Written by:  Valerie Verrecchio and Janet Jennings   Taken From:  MyHealthGuide Trustees and plan sponsors of multiemployer or single-employer self-funded health trusts are often charged with the responsibility of reviewing service plan providers every few years to make sure t
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