Health News

The Medicare Subcommittee sent comments to the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee on preserving and strengthening the Medicare program.
(June 1, 2017)
The Health Practice Council (HPC) sent comments to the Senate Finance Committee on improving the individual health insurance market and changing the approach to Medicaid funding. (May 23, 2017)
The Risk Sharing Subcommittee published an issue brief examining the risk adjustment program implemented under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the implications for the program under different potential changes to current insurance market rules.  (May 10, 2017)
The Stop-Loss Work Group sent comments to the NAIC’s Capital Adequacy (E) Task Force concerning calibration of risk factors in the Stop-Loss Factors Report. (May 9, 2017)
The Premium Review Subgroup submitted comments to the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight on the final 2018 unified rate review template (URRT) instructions. (April 27, 2017)
The Health Practice Council published an issue brief examining ways in which the individual health insurance market can be strengthened and made more viable. Read the news release.  (April 24, 2017)
The Health Practice Council presented to the NAIC’s Health Insurance and Managed Care Committee on the potential changes to the Affordable Care Act through possible legislation and administrative actions, and subsequent actuarial considerations. (April 9, 2017)
The Health Practice Council presented to the NAIC’s Health Actuarial Task Force on the potential changes to the Affordable Care Act through possible legislation and administrative actions and the actuarial considerations. (April 7, 2017)
The Individual and Small Group Markets Committee and the Medicaid Subcommittee sent comments to U.S. House Leadership on H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which is intended to repeal and replace provisions in the Affordable Care Act. (March 22, 2017)
The Medicaid Funding Work Group published an issue brief addressing key design elements of block grants and per capita caps in relation to program sustainability. (March 17, 2017)
The Individual and Small Group Markets Committee sent comments to the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce on H.R. 1101, the Small Business Health Fairness Act, related to association health plans.
(March 8, 2017)
The Individual and Small Group Markets Committee submitted a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding the proposed rule on market stabilization. (March 7, 2017)
Academy Senior Health Fellow Cori Uccello and Karen Bender, chairperson of the Academy's Individual and Small Group Markets Committee, submitted testimony on the effectiveness of the individual mandate under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to a U.S. House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee hearing.  (February 6, 2017)
The Health Financial Reporting and Solvency Committee sent comments to the Long-Term Care Valuation (B) Subgroup on asset treatment for stand-alone LTC asset adequacy analysis. (January 26, 2017)
The Individual and Small Group Markets Committee released a public policy paper that outlines what’s needed for a sustainable health insurance individual market, assesses how well the Affordable Care Act has achieved those conditions, and explores how ideas for addressing challenges would affect the market. Read An Evaluation of the Individual Health Insurance Market and Implications of Potential Changes and accompanying news release. (January 18, 2017)
The LTC Reform Subcommittee submitted a comment letter to the Maryland Insurance Administration Public Hearing on Long-Term Care Insurance. (January 6, 2017)
The GASB 74 Implementation Work Group of the Retiree Benefits Subcommittee submitted comments on the GASB 74 implementation guide exposure draft that addresses financial reporting for postemployment benefit plans other than pension plans. (December 19, 2016)
The Property and Casualty Risk-Based Capital Committee and the Health Solvency Subcommittee jointly submitted to the NAIC's Operational Risk Subgroup a comment letter on proposed changes to the operational risk factor in risk-based capital formulas for property/casualty and health.  (December 19, 2016)
The Health Practice Council sent letters to both the U.S. House and Senate on potential adverse consequences of repealing provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without having a replacement approach in place, and the challenges faced by eliminating the reimbursements to insurers for cost-sharing reduction subsidies. Read the news release. (December 7, 2016)