HHS Cuts ACA Open Enrollment Period in Half

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The Department of Health and Human Services amended a few Affordable Care Act rules in an effort to stabilize the current marketplace. Among the major changes is a shrinking of the annual open enrollment period and more strict requirements surrounding special enrollment periods. Open Enrollment The annual open enrollment period for 2018 will begin earlier, opening…

LA Clarifies Restriction on Charging Consumers for Enrollment Assistance

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Late last week, the Commissioner of Insurance for the state of Louisiana, James Donelon, issued a directive clarifying a prohibition on charging consumers fees for enrollment assistance with individual health insurance plans. According to Donelon, there have been instances of producers charging fees directly to consumers purchasing individual health insurance policies which is in…

CMS Launches New Twitter Account

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CMS has launched a new Twitter handle @CMSgovPress, to promote news relating to CMS as it happens. We expect @CMSgovPress to tweet the information we’ve come to find through traditional channels such as press releases, fact sheets, blogs, data releases, and other newsworthy events. Just as you keep an eye on our blog and website for…

CSI and CSI Life Retain A+ Rating from A.M. Best

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A.M. Best has confirmed the A+ (Superior) rating of CSI and CSI Life, effective October 7, 2016. Financial stability from a Medicare Supplement insurer is paramount, and CSI and CSI Life have been the definition of stable for our industry. According to their press release, the ratings “reflect CSI’s excellent risk-adjusted capitalization, consistently profitable performance, strong…