NAHU Applauds Senate Introduction Of MLR Legislation

The National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) is persistently working with legislators to address the needs of brokers and agents. Catch up on all the work being done February 8th at the Hollywood Casino. Washington, D.C. — The National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) congratulates Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and Chris Coons (D-DE), the lead sponsors of the bipartisan bill to revise the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) medical loss ratio (MLR) requirements. The Access to Independent Health Insurance Advisors Act mirrors a bill in the House that specifically excludes agent and broker commission from the MLR formula enacted in the ACA. “The MLR rules have had a detrimental impact on agents and brokers, as well as consumers who rely on these …

CAHU Speaker Notes – Medical Marijuana: Impact on the Workplace – December 12, 2017

Subscribe to Our Channel for Instant Updates! On Tuesday, December 12, 2017 CAHU hosted a dynamic discussion with guest speakers addressing the upcoming issue of medical marijuana in the workplace! In this edition if CAHU Speaker Notes, three of our four panelists address the following questions: Lloyd Pierre-Louis, Attorney-at-Law, Director – Kegler Brown Hill & Ritter What is the Story with Medical Marijuana in OHIO? How will this Medical Marijuana be Distributed? What forms of Medical Marijuana will be Permitted? What’s Your Advice for Employers? Tom Sico, Assistant General Counsel, Ohio BWC  What is the “Drug-Free Safety” Program? How Might Medical Marijuana Impact an Employer’s Eligibility? Courtney Meyers, CEO, Movanti How Does Cannabis Job Growth Impact the Overall Competition for Good Employees? …

CAHU Members in the Press

Columbus Association of Health Underwriters (CAHU) members are actively engaged in making sure our voice is heard in the media. Keep up-to-date with media highlights featuring CAHU and our members. Matthew Byrne: Consumers who froze credit reports could hit hurdles with Obamacare CNN Money (December 13, 2017) Matthew Byrne: Consumers Who Froze Their Credit Reports Could Hit A Glitch Enrolling In Insurance Kaiser Health News (December 13, 2017) John Dodd: Defying gloomy predictions, Obamacare enrollment surges Politico (November 15th, 2017) Lee Nathans & John Dodd: Brokers Are Reluctant in a Most Challenging ACA Enrollment Season Kaiser Health News (November 13th, 2017) Lee Nathans: Letter Underwriters help consumers navigate Columbus Dispatch (September 30th, 2017) Sandra Moody Gresham: People To Know Columbus …

Ohio Market Landscape

The Ohio Department of Insurance has just released Oliver Wyman's analysis of Ohio's current market entitled "Ohio Market Landscape".  Included ...
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Healthcare Fair – ACA Sign Up Event

The Ohio State University Department of African American and African Studies in collaboration with the College of Social Work is sponsoring an ACA sign up “Healthcare Fair” event at the OSU AAAS Community Extension Center, located at 905 Mt Vernon Ave, Columbus, OH 43203, on December 6, 2017 from 4 to 8pm. The event will host local community health organizations and insurance brokers as they provide counseling and sign up for the ACA. In addition, there will be arts engagement activities for children and adults. Children will be engaged with story-telling and other programming in the CEC library space and adults will be invited to attend an artist reading and talk with artist in residence Alyss Dixson and local Columbus …

CAHU Speaker Notes – Holly Saelens, VP Molina Healthcare of Ohio, October 10, 2017

Subscribe to Our Channel for Instant Updates! Holly Saelens Addresses the following questions: What are cost sharing reductions, and what might be the impact of their removal? How do increases in the uninsured impact the cost of care? What has been the impact of so-called “Freestanding ERs?” What is a 1332 Waiver and what’s its significance? What role does NAHU and CAHU play in the unfolding story of healthcare?  


The AP reports that only a few months ago, more than “40 mostly rural counties faced the prospect of having no options for their exchanges, but insurers have gradually come forward to fill the gaps.” The article adds that insurers have not considered rural counties attractive “because they usually have a smaller, older customer base and a care provider like a hospital system with a dominant market position,” which “can make it difficult to negotiate payment rates.” Ohio-based insurer CareSource will step up to provide health insurance coverage in Paulding County, Ohio in 2018. The lone county at risk of going uncovered on the federal health law’s insurance exchanges now has an insurer. Read the full article at:

Taking A U-Turn On Benefits, Big Employers Vow To Continue Offering Health Insurance

Kaiser Health New reports that two new surveys indicate “companies continue to try to control costs while backing away from shrinking or dropping health benefits.” The article says this is “a marked change from three years ago, when many big employers – those with 1,000 employees or more – contemplated ending medical benefits and shifting workers to the Affordable Care Act’s marketplaces.” Three years ago, just 25 percent of large employers were “very confident” they would still be providing healthcare coverage for workers in a decade, but in the recent survey, that figure rose to 65 percent. Read about the U-Turn on benefits at: Taking A U-Turn On Benefits, Big Employers Vow To Continue Offering Health Insurance