Category Archives: Health Insurance

Breaking: D.C. Circuit Nixes ACA Premium Subsidies

(Of course there would be breaking news while I’m out of the office…) In any event, the D.C. Circuit this morning nixed the premium subsidies at the heart of the Affordable Care Act, effectively taking the “affordable” out of the … Continue reading

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2014 Indiana Legislative Update #3

The gay marriage bill may be getting all the media attention in Indiana these days, but there’s so much more going on in the General Assembly, as shown in the third Indiana Legislative Update from our friends at Bose Public … Continue reading

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IDOI Issues Bulletin on Mandatory ILHIGA Disclaimer

On October 7th, 2013, the Indiana Department of Insurance released Bulletin 200 (Indiana Life and Health Guaranty Association Disclaimer), which requires ILHIGA member insurers to include the “Summary Document” (attached to the Bulletin) with every policy or contract to a … Continue reading

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Jones Presents at National Business Institute’s “Insurance Law 2013” Seminar

On February 28, 2013, Brian Jones–co-chair of the firm’s insurance group and the founder of this blog–presented at the National Business Institute’s “Insurance Law 2013” Seminar in Indianapolis, Indiana.  His topics were “Indiana Insurance Law 2012” and “Current Issues in … Continue reading

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Indiana Department of Insurance Issues Bulletin Regarding Certification of Independent Review Organizations

The Indiana Department of Insurance recently published an updated Bulletin setting forth the procedures for certification of independent review organizations (“IROs”) with respect to the external review grievance process.  Click here for a copy. In accordance with the federal Patient … Continue reading

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SCOTUS: Obamacare Constitutional

In what may be the most highly anticipated Supreme Court decision in this century so far, the Supreme Court, by a 5-4 margin, just declared that the individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act is CONSTITUTIONAL as a tax.  The opinion was … Continue reading

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Again, the “Re” Part of Reinsurance is Important

If you’re not an insurer, can you buy reinsurance?  “No” would seem to be the simple answer.  OK, what if you sell a stop-loss policy to a self-funded benefit plan?  The benefit plan is kind of like an insurer, so … Continue reading

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