More Health Issues

Practice note created by a subgroup of the Health Practice Financial Reporting Committee providing a description of some of the current practices used by health actuaries in the United States for determining actuarial reserves and liabilities for Group Long Term Disability Income business. (August 1, 2006)
Small-Group Market Task Force comment letter on S. 1955, the Health Insurance Marketplace Modernization and Affordability Act of 2006. (May 4, 2006)
Joint Committee on Retiree Health comments on the proposed GASB technical bulletin, Accounting and Financial Reporting by Employers and OPEB Plans for Payments from the Federal Government Pursuant to the Provisions of Medicare Part D. (April 17, 2006)
Uninsured Subgroup updated issue brief providing insights on the fundamental questions facing policy-makers and health coverage sponsors, such as: What is health insurance coverage? What are ways to provide health care for the uninsured? What are the roles of individuals, employers, and government in health care financing? (December 31, 2005)
Health Financial Reporting Committee practice note addressing questions and issues regarding the valuation actuary's responsibilities related specifically to determining reserve levels and asset adequacy for small group medical insurance coverage. (October 31, 2005)
Health Practice Council backgrounder on issues that should be considered in efforts to design a government-sponsored medical reinsurance program. (September 30, 2005)
Report to NAIC on Proposed Medicare Part D RBC changes
Memo to the NAIC from the Medicare Part D Subgroup with proposed health RBC instruction and health RBC formula changes, proposed life RBC instruction and life RBC formula changes, and explanatory slides. (September 10, 2005)
Subgroup on LTC Experience Forms letter that addresses several issues raised by the NAIC in response to the Academy's Long-Term Care Experience Subgroup's May 20, 2005 letter with proposed revisions to the LTC experience reporting instructions and forms. (August 18, 2005)
Federal Health Committee letter in response to HR 2355, the Health Care Choice Act of 2005, which contained language that would allow a non-actuary to offer statements of opinions on reserves. The letter recommended only a member of the Academy be permitted to provide such an opinion. (July 19, 2005)
Committee on Federal Health Issues comment letter on Coverage and Reimbursement of Genetic Tests and Services, a report of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health, and Society, and raises issues pertaining to genetic testing in general, health insurance markets, cost effectiveness data, and the Medicare and Medicaid programs. (May 5, 2005)
Association Health Plans Work Group issue brief examining some common questions about Association Health Plans. The issue brief also addresses some possible unintended consequences and related concerns that could arise if the creation of AHPs is not approached carefully. (March 1, 2005)
Medical Reinsurance Work Group issue brief providing a primer on the current commercial medical reinsurance market. The issue brief also outlines some of the issues policymakers should consider when designing and implementing a government-sponsored medical reinsurance program. (January 31, 2005)
Mental Health Parity Work Group original issue brief providing a description of mental health parity requirements and how group insurance plans have responded to those requirements. (December 1, 2004)
Committee on Federal Health Issues testimony outlining several key factors for consideration in the debate over the proper regulation of genetic information especially with respect to health insurance.
(July 22, 2004)
Rate Filing Task Force report concerning the individual health market and outlines four alternative regulatory solutions to the closed block problem, called Prefunding, Inter-Block Subsidy-- Durational Pooling, Inter-Block Subsidy-- Rate Compression, and Individual Market Pools. The computer model being presented analyzes the result of each of those closed block solutions. (May 31, 2004)
Cori E. Uccello, Karen Bender, and David A. Shea, Jr. presentation on association health plan issues. (May 14, 2004)
Joint Committee on Retiree Health letter to the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) on accounting by governmental employers for other postemployment benefits. (April 30, 2004)
Health Savings Account Subgroup comments on IRS Notice 2004-2, which provides guidance on Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) provisions in the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003. (March 30, 2004)
Health Savings Account Subgroup comment letter on Notice 2004-2 issued by the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service, which provides guidance on Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). (March 30, 2004)
This testimony offers comments to the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health regarding issues concerning Americans without health insurance. (March 9, 2004)