United Healthcare Establishes Long-term Strategic Partnership with Quest Diagnostics

MINNEAPOLIS and SECAUCUS, N.J., (May 24, 2018) Beginning Jan. 1, 2019, Quest will be participating as a national provider of laboratory services for all UnitedHealthcare plan participants. Partnership will include broad range of value-based programs, rewarding high quality, easily accessible laboratory services at the best value and real-time data sharing to drive more personalized care… Read More

NAHU Special Update: Congress Delays Cadillac Tax and Health Insurance Tax

Earlier today, Congress voted to pass H.R. 195, a bill that would continue to fund the government through February 8, 2018. It includes two major legislative victories for NAHU: delaying the Cadillac/Excise Tax until 2022 and implementing a moratorium of the Health Insurance Tax (HIT), effective for 2019. The bill is expected to be quickly… Read More

Trump to end key ACA subsidies, a move that will threaten the law’s marketplaces

The Washington Post By Amy Goldstein and Juliet Eilperin October 13 at 5:51 AM President Trump is throwing a bomb into the insurance marketplaces created under the Affordable Care Act, choosing to end critical payments to health insurers that help millions of lower-income Americans afford coverage. The decision coincides with an executive order on Thursday… Read More

Trump to End Subsidies to Health Insurers

White House says government can’t lawfully make the payments; president tells lawmaker payments may continue if bipartisan health-care deal is struck The Wall Street Journal By Stephanie Armour Updated Oct. 13, 2017 12:33 a.m. ET The Trump administration will end billions of dollars in payments to insurers under the Affordable Care Act program, but President… Read More

Trump Signs Order Paving Way for Health-Care Changes

Critics say move will raise premiums for older, less healthy people The Wall Street Journal By Michelle Hackman Updated Oct. 12, 2017 12:31 p.m. ET President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday directing federal agencies to pursue sweeping regulatory changes to the health-care system, the administration’s first move in what it promises will be… Read More

Foiled in Congress, Trump Signs Order to Undermine Obamacare

The NY Times By ROBERT PEAR and REED ABELSON OCT. 12, 2017 WASHINGTON — President Trump signed an executive order on Thursday that clears the way for potentially sweeping changes in health insurance, including sales of cheaper policies with fewer benefits and fewer protections for consumers than those mandated under the Affordable Care Act. But… Read More

Foiled in Congress, Trump Moves on His Own to Undermine Obamacare

The NY Times By ROBERT PEAR and REED ABELSONOCT. 11, 2017 WASHINGTON — President Trump, after failing to repeal the Affordable Care Act in Congress, will act on his own to relax health care standards on small businesses that band together to buy health insurance and may take steps to allow the sale of other… Read More

In Start to Unwinding the Health Law, Trump to Ease Insurance Rules

Directive is expected to expand the sale of less-expensive plans with fewer benefits The Wall Street Journal  By Anna Wilde Mathews, Louise Radnofsky & Stephanie Armour Oct. 11, 2017 9:16 p.m. ET President Donald Trump is planning to sign an executive order Thursday to initiate the unwinding of the Affordable Care Act, paving the way… Read More

EaseCentral Debuts East Coast Expansion via Partnership with PGP – Business Insider

PR Newswire Oct. 4, 2017, 09:07 AM NEW YORK, Oct. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — EaseCentral, the all-in-one software solution for employee benefits, payroll and HR, announced a partnership with PGP (Professional Group Plans), the largest full service General Agency in the Tri-State Area, to offer comprehensive online benefits administration and enrollment to PGP’s brokers. Through… Read More