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Healthcare Reform

This week’s election of Donald Trump as President of the United States generates new ambiguity in the already complex world of health care reform.  This article shares observations about the road ahead based on the new political landscape and the concepts most likely driving the new vision of health reform.  Although President-Elect Donald Trump and Vice-President-elect Michael Pence have not yet released a detailed proposal, each has spoken numerous times about health reform during the campaign.  Those speeches and the recent appointment of Andrew Bremberg to lead the Health & Human Services transition team give us a window into policy views that President-elect Trump is likely to support.  An overview of such possible health reform initiatives is outlined in the below.

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NAHU News Update

This is being shared as a courtesy from NAHU. NAHU With the implementation of healthcare reform upon us we must continue to educate the public, our politicians and our membership to ensure that this legislation helps those that it is meant to help and does not bring about unintended consequences for any of the stakeholders involved."

NBC Nightly News (10/25, story 3, 2:10, Holt) reported “the new announcement of a 25 percent increase in premiums” for Affordable Care Act insurance policies coupled “with fewer choices has many” Americans “wondering what it will mean for them.”

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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Update

CMS is pleased to announce that plan year 2017 registration and training will open on Monday, August 1. Agents and brokers will be able to log in to their CMS Enterprise Portal user accounts and access the Marketplace Learning Management System (MLMS) to start the registration steps on August 1.

 

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Washington: A recent article reported that premiums for New York insurance exchange plans will increase by almost 17% in 2017 (“State health costs surge” Aug. 6). Many New Yorkers can’t afford these hikes. They’ll seek to switch to more affordable plans. Insurance agents and brokers can help them do so. These professionals have an average of 10 years’ experience in the industry. And they spend a lot or most of their time researching plan options for clients. This dedication pays off — premiums are 13% lower in counties with the greatest concentration of brokers. 
 
- Janet Trautwein, CEO, National Association of Health Underwriters
 

CMS Agent/Broker Announcement: FFM Registration and Training for Plan Year 2016 is Closing


Plan year 2016 Federally-facilitated Marketplace (FFM) registration and training for agents and brokers will close on the Marketplace Learning Management System (MLMS) on July 15 at 11:59 AM Eastern Time (ET) as we prepare to launch the registration and training for plan year 2017. Information on the FFM registration and training for plan year 2017 is coming soon.

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