NSBA Comments on Stop Loss Insurance

July 10, 2012

NSBA has provided comments to the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Treasury regarding the use of stop loss insurance by companies that have self-insurance health plans. Self-insured plans play an important role in the American health care system. Most large employers self-insure.  But small firms,...

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Supreme Court Upholds Health Care Law

June 28, 2012

In the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), NSBA is urging lawmakers to commit to working toward serious health care cost containment--a top priority for America's small-business community.

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NSBA Weighs in on Federal Health Exchanges

June 20, 2012

On June 18, NSBA filed its comments on the May 2012 guidance issued from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), “General Guidance on Federally-facilitated Exchanges” which outlines its approach to implementing a Federally-facilitated Exchange (FFE) in any state where a state-based Exchange is not operating. In its comments, NSBA expressed support for...

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Medicare and Social Security Reports Released

May 1, 2012

Last week, the Medicare and Social Security Trustees released their annual reports which underscore the growing financial burden both programs pose to the federal budget. The 2012 Annual Report of the Boards of Trustees of the Federal Hospital Insurance and Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Funds (the Medicare Trustees Report)...

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Feds Seek Input on Catastrophic Health Insurance

May 1, 2012

On May 1, the Internal Revenue Service, the Employee Benefits Security Administration of the Department of Labor and the Department Of Health And Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a “Request for Information Regarding Stop Loss Insurance,” also known as castrophic health insurance.

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Supreme Court Completes Health Care Law Oral Argument

April 3, 2012

Six hours of oral argument over three days concluded on Wednesday, March 28th, in the Supreme Court in cases challenging the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). On Monday, the Court considered whether the Tax Anti-Injunction Act barred hearing aspects of the case until penalties for not buying health...

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Health Care Arguments Heard by Supreme Court

March 28, 2012

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court began hearing arguments over lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The Court will hear six hours of oral argument over three days commenced set to end today. On Monday, the Court considered whether the Tax Anti-Injunction Act barred hearing aspects of...

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Supreme Court to Take Up Health Care Law Next Week

March 21, 2012

Six hours of oral argument over three days will commence next Monday, March 26, in the U.S. Supreme Court in cases challenging the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The Court will consider the minimum coverage requirement provision (also called the individual mandate), Anti-Injunction Act issues, Medicaid issues and severability...

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