-The Medicare marketing rule officially took effect on October 1. NAHU has created a Medicare Marketing Rule Resources page on our website that contains all information and guidance we have to date.
-For the first time in a decade, CMS announced that premiums for Medicare Part B beneficiaries will be lower than the previous year: Part B premiums will decrease to $164.90. The annual Part B deductible will also dip to $226 from $233. The administration also announced decreased premiums for Medicare Advantage and Part D plans.
-The NAIC is currently reviewing a model state regulation to address improper marketing of insurance plans and unscrupulous actors in the health insurance market. NAHU submitted a comment letter this week in response to proposed changes to the NAIC’s Unfair Trade Practices Model Act, a law that regulates each state's insurance industry.
-In a move that will likely impact healthcare consumers in Illinois and Iowa, Trinity Health's MercyOne and Genesis announced that the health systems will be entering a "strategic partnership" with one another.
The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services released a preliminary version of an actuarial study on the state’s new “public option" as the Battle Born State takes the next steps in implementing the program.