View: Cost of cheapest PPACA plans is soaring

November 4th, 2015 | By: Megan Mcardle Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2016 premium data for the “benchmark” plans in the states that use the federal HealthCare.gov exchange enrollment system. Those are the “second-lowest-cost Silver plans” in each area, with the second lowest-cost silver plan being a benchmark…

2016 Registration and Training is Now Available

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is pleased to announce that plan year 2016 Federally-facilitated Marketplace (FFM) agent and broker registration and training is now available. Training will be offered by CMS on the new Marketplace Learning Management System (MLMS), as well as through the following CMS-approved vendors: * America’s Health…

NAHU approved for Federal Marketplace Agent/Broker training

NAHU is conditionally approved to provide the Federal Marketplace Agent/Broker training.  Comprehensive training on exchanges Meets CMS reporting verification requirements CE credits filed in 50 states Superior help-desk services Ease of use through NAHU’s Online Learning Institute 2016 open enrollment runs November 1, 2015, to January 31, 2016 NAHU is one of three vendors, and…

Republican plans to replace PPACA have a problem: House Republicans

August 20th, 2015 | By: Sahil Kapur A dilemma facing Republican presidential candidates who want to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is how to care for people with preexisting conditions. While polls show that the law isn’t popular, Americans also don’t want to return to an era where they can be…

5 PPACA exchange broker insights from Kaiser’s new survey

 August 6th, 2015 | By Allison Bell Ten of thousands of health insurance brokers stuck with the public health insurance exchange system during the second open enrollment period. Some Said they and their individual and family health insurance clients continued to have problem with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) exchange system during…

Audit finds 22 of 23 taxpayer-backed ObamaCare co-ops lost money in 2014

July 30th, 2015 | Associated Press WASHINGTON – Nonprofit co-ops, the health care law’s public-spirited alternative to mega-insurers, are awash in red ink and many have fallen short of sign-up goals, a government audit has found. Under President Barack Obama’s overhaul, taxpayers provided $2.4 billion in loans to get the co-ops going, but only one…

Medicare Advantage 2015 Spotlight: Enrollment Market Update

June 30th, 2015 | Gretchen Jacobson, Anthony Damico, Tricia Neuman, and Marsha Gold Despite concerns that reductions in payments to Medicare Advantage plans enacted in the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) would lead to reductions in Medicare Advantage enrollment, the number and share of Medicare beneficiaries enrolling in Medicare Advantage plans has continued to…