Archive for the ‘insurance’ Category

‘Slacker’ health insurance now mandatory

Starting 90 days from the passage of the health care bill, whether you have kids or not, consumers will be required to purchase with any health care coverage they obtain, plans which cover dependents living in the home up to age 26.
July 23rd, 2010 | insurance, National Health Care Reform Legislation | Read More

Temporary reinsurance program for employers providing health insurance to non-Medicare retirees

Creates a temporary reinsurance program for employers providing health insurance coverage to retirees over age 55 who are not eligible for Medicare. This program would reimburse employers retrospectively 80% of claims between $15,000-90,000, which will be indexed for inflation. It will end on January...
July 9th, 2010 | insurance, National Health Care Reform Legislation, new programs, Uncategorized | Read More

Provide Lower-Cost Care to Uninsured

Direct the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish a three-year demonstration project in 10 states to provide comprehensive health care services to the uninsured at reduced fees. Effective not later than six months after enactment. Source: The Common Wealth Fund
July 9th, 2010 | insurance, National Health Care Reform Legislation, new programs, Uncategorized | Read More

Prohibition on Preexisting Condition Exclusions for children

 Insurers are prohibited from excluding coverage of preexisting conditions for children in the individual market, effective six months after enactment. Source: The Common Wealth Fund
July 9th, 2010 | insurance, National Health Care Reform Legislation, requirements, Uncategorized | Read More

Large groups allowed to purchase coverage

States may choose to allow large groups (over 100) to purchase coverage through the exchanges. Source: NAHU
July 7th, 2010 | insurance, National Health Care Reform Legislation, new programs, Uncategorized | Read More

CLASS program established

Establish a national, voluntary insurance program for purchasing community living assistance services and supports (CLASS program).
July 1st, 2010 | insurance, National Health Care Reform Legislation, Uncategorized | Read More
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