Keeping Your Plan Until 2017

On Wednesday, March 5th, the Obama Administration announced a 2 year extension to the policy that if your individual or small group plan was due to be cancelled in 2014 as a result of the essential health benefit benchmarks and other market reform requirements imposed by PPACA, you would be able to keep it, as […]

New Taxes

Starting in 2014, there are new charges on health insurance companies and on individual taxpayers to fund the ACA (PPACA or ObamaCare). The first one is known as HIT – the health insurance tax.  This is an assessment on some health insurance companies based on their market share. Health insurers oppose the tax because it […]

Updated Enrollment Numbers

I read in some online publications today that President Obama’s administration finally released some enrollment numbers of citizens enrolling in medical insurance plans for January 2014. I have my own questions about these numbers. Some of this information is taken from articles across the Web, but most of it is from Ezra Klein’s blog, which […]

What to Expect in 2014

Here’s an article out of Benefits Pro that I was quoted in.  Thank you Kathryn Gaglione from NAHU! http://www.benefitspro.com/2013/12/18/whats-ahead-in-2014-for-ppaca

Understanding ObamaCare

Here is some information to help you navigate Obamacare. 1 – Does your current health insurance plan need to change? If you have a grandfathered plan your going to be able to keep your plan (as long as the health insurance company you have your grandfathered plan with allows you to do so). If you […]

Voluntary/Worksite Benefits

I was published!   http://www.benefitspro.com/2013/06/12/brokers-turn-to-supplemental-plans-to-combat-ppaca?eNL=51b8c999150ba0232f0002e9&_LID=80575373&t=Consumer-Driven&page=3

Modified Community Rating

This week’s Business First of Louisville had an article about Modified Community Rating.  Director of Government Relations Lawrence Ford is quoted throughout the article. Here’s the link: http://www.bizjournals.com/louisville/print-edition/2013/05/24/modified-community-rating-system-is.html Mr. Ford does a good job of explaining how this will impact Kentuckians rates.  He highlights two issues.  The first is younger people subsidizing the older population. […]

PPACA Rollout

On Friday President Obama held an event to tout the benefits of ACA, specifically to a large group of women.   The New York Times is also reporting that the administration confirmed that Kathleen Sebelius, the head of the health and human services, has been trying to raise money from the private sector to promote […]

Follow Up Post to The Cost of Health Care

As a Board Member of our Professional Association (Greater Louisville Association of Health Underwriters, or GLAHU) I’m currently Co-Chair of our Media Relations.  I try to submit something monthly, and especially when there is a major story on health care or health insurance.  I think I’ve had at least three in the paper over the […]

Kentucky Expands Medicaid

Yesterday Governor Steve Beshear announced Kentucky’s decision to expand Medicaid.  A link to the article in the Courier-Journal is below: http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20130509/PRIME07/305090046 Figures from the 2012 U.S. Census Bureau tells us that 308,000 Kentuckians will now be eligible for this coverage.  The next step is for these newly eligible citizens is to enroll.  The National Association […]