Short term plans are currently limited to 90 days in duration. A new GOP proposal would increase the timeframe to 364 days, giving healthy individuals an alternative to ACA-qualified individual plans.
This article explains that the AHCA can’t pass as a reconciliation bill unless it saves $2 billion over 10 years. We’re still waiting on a CBO score on the bill, so it hasn’t yet been sent to the Senate. If the CBO says it saves less than $2 billion or adds to the deficit, the House will have to make changes and re-vote. [NBC News]
This article points out that “you can work full time but not have the money to fix your teeth – visible reminders of the divide between rich and poor.” While Congress focuses on fixing the problems with health insurance, millions of people without dental coverage often go without care. [Washington Post]
Thank you for attending the Texas Association of Health Underwriters Convention April 27th. You can download copies of the presentation below. Phoning It In A few reminders ComedyCE.com: Our monthly CE webinars are back! We offer a minimum of 4…
Eric Johnson presented three hours of continuing education at the Panhandle Association of Health Underwriters Symposium in Amarillo April 13th. Thank you to Allison Butler and the others for inviting me to speak and for putting on a great event.
Eric Johnson presented six hours of continuing education at the Coastal Bend Association of Health Underwriters Day of Education in Corpus Christi April 7th. A big thank you to Jennifer Pleasants, Sarah Parkey, and the others who put so much work into this great event.
Eric Johnson presented a one-hour CE courses at the San Antonio AHU Symposium April 6th entitled “Improving and Expanding HSAs.” It detailed some of the proposed changes to Health Savings Accounts that are included in various ACA replacement plans.
Eric Johnson presented two CE courses at the Austin AHU Symposium April 5th. The first was about telehealth solutions; the second was about Health Savings Accounts. Both have grown rapidly in recent years and will continue to grow as wait times increase and out of pockets continue to grow.
Eric Johnson presented a one hour CE entitled “A Better Way: The Republican Replacement Plan” at the Dallas AHU Technology Symposium March 28th. This was a great event that focused on the growing role of technology in the benefits industry. While Eric’s talk was not technology-related, the day would not be complete without an update on the attempts to repeal and replace the ACA.