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In many states, agents who want to sell small-group exchange plans may have that to themselves at least until the 2017 plan year.

http://goo.gl/ZoQKaZ 
States have to get SHOP enrollment systems running for 2017.
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HHS seemed to set a pretty low #PPACA #exchange enrollment growth goal for 2015 plans, but the distributor commercial agents love to hate says it did make those numbers.

http://goo.gl/Ne0RlC
About 86 percent are getting PPACA premium subsidies.
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An open-ended insurance brain teaser: If John Kerry had every possible personal insurance plan, how many could his bike crash trigger? 

Note that, when you're looking for clues in the article, the Bloomberg reporter didn't even get into whether Kerry has VA benefits...

http://goo.gl/8f3rfQ
The Medicare-age active worker has used helicopter evacuation services and international medical services.
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Humana: Its Medicare business is gorgeous.

http://goo.gl/6WzJS0 




 #ppaca $hum #cigna $ci
Ana Gupte says Humana\'s Medicare Advantage enrollees look good.
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A new batch of guidance could change how some agents and brokers get paid.

http://goo.gl/sJ1DUj 
An official also talks about whether premium tax credit users can get MLR rebates.
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White House sets Conference on Aging date. 

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The conference could shape long-term care and retirement income policy discussions for years to come.
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Big small (51-100 life) groups may get play-or-pay AND the #PPACA small-group mandates.

http://goo.gl/JKbvGd 
The NAIC wants Congress to let states set their own employer-size definitions.
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The good thing about rain: it scares those other dorks away from the beach!

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Neal Freedman and other S&P analysts who worked on the report described the industry as being mired in a slump.
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Ambrosia for health stock daytraders: Read up on the GAO "three R's" report.

The three R's programs are the risk management programs for #PPACA , aka #Obamacare.

The three R's programs are, basically, the PPACA system's kidneys. They're supposed to be evening out risk levels and keeping health insurers conscious, so we patients can squeeze more benefits money out of them.

Articles about whether the exchange enrollment systems work are sort of like comments about whether you're wearing nice shoes today. 

Articles about whether the three R's are functioning properly are more like articles about whether you might need kidney dialysis, or a liver transplant.

http://goo.gl/86MBqs 
One risk-adjustment software package was missing 7,000 diagnostic codes.
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It's the pre-King vs. Burwell shopping season! Buy your health plans now, while your share price is high....
 
Humana: Its Medicare business is gorgeous.

http://goo.gl/6WzJS0 




 #ppaca $hum #cigna $ci
Ana Gupte says Humana\'s Medicare Advantage enrollees look good.
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#PPACA ate HHS's funding for collecting #LTC Partnership program data. 

 
The department might be able to collect the data after PPACA is fully implemented.
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Videos for the advisors who PREVENT personal #WalkingDead / #GameOfThrones type drama.

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Web videos for the professionals who try to help clients minimize real-life drama.
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  • Washington University in St. Louis
    English and economics
  • Medill School of Journalism
    Journalism
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The insurance reporter
Introduction
I cover health insurance, disability insurance and long-tern care insurance for National Underwriter Life & Health and LifeHealthPro.com.
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I've covered health insurance long enough to own a hard copy of the HIPAA conference report.
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Reporter and editor
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Writing, editing, finding humor in Federal Register documents, and shocking people on Google+.
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  • LifeHealthPro.com
    Health Channel Editor, present
  • Business Journal of Charlotte
    Reporter, 1994 - 1996
    Financial services beat.
  • Press Journal of Vero Beach
    Reporter, 1991 - 1994
    The business beat. (Small business; Piper Aircraft; why you actually should have bought swampland in Florida; and grapefruit.)
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the New York area
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Kansas City, MO, United States
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