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Markel Insurance Services
1400 Buford Hwy., Ste. G-2
Sugar Hill, GA, 30518

Phone:
678-804-7772

Fax:
678-804-6082

License:
GA: 528264

Insurance Brokers:
Steven Markel

Health Care Insurance News

The Scoop: health insurance news – January 20, 2021

In this edition: President Biden's American Recovery Plan calls for additional premium subsidies and COBRA subsidies; open enrollment for 2021 coverage ends Saturday in Massachusetts and Rhode Island; partial 2022 health insurance rules finalized by outgoing Trump administration; lawsuit filed to block Georgia's plan to eliminate its health insurance exchange; bills introduced in Virginia to eliminate current ban on abortion coverage on marketplace plans, and study infertility coverage mandate; legislation introduced in Maryland and Rhode Island to create universal health care commissions; legislation introduced in Missouri calls for a Medicaid work requirement as of 2022; uncompensated care funding in Florida and Texas extended through 2030

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The Scoop: health insurance news – January 13, 2021

In this edition: open enrollment for 2021 coverage ends Friday in CO, CT, PA, NV, and WA; exchange enrollment has already surpassed last year's total; HHS extends public health emergency through mid-April; Tennessee's Medicaid block grant waiver approved; CMS auditing hospitals for compliance with new price transparency requirements; legislation in Minnesota would expand MinnesotaCare, create a public option; Utah Insurance Department proposes new minimum standards for short-term health plans; BCBS Association suspends contributions to members of Congress who voted to reject electoral college results.

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The Scoop: health insurance news – January 6, 2021

In this edition: Democrats projected to win both Georgia Senate races, paving way for various federal health policy reforms; Maryland opens a new COVID-related special enrollment period; open enrollment ends in five states on January 15; legislation introduced in New York to create a health insurance guaranty fund; North Dakota legislation calls for longer but more robust short-term health insurance plans; Haven shutting down three years after beginning a joint venture to improve healthcare quality and affordability; appeals court panel allows Trump administration to deny visas to immigrants without health insurance, but Biden expected to reverse this rule; California prohibits insurers from denying gender-affirming medical care based on age; new prior authorization consumer protections in Minnesota.

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The Scoop: health insurance news – December 30, 2020

In this edition Open enrollment continues in 11 states and DC, ends Thursday in Idaho Federal protections against surprise balance billing will take effect in January 2022 Today is final day to submit a comment on proposed health insurance rule changes for 2022 Effectuated enrollment for the first half of 2020 was about 3.4% higher […]

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The Scoop: health insurance news – December 23, 2020

In this edition: Open enrollment continues in 11 states, Washington, DC; enrollment up 6.6% for 2021 in states that use HealthCare.gov; Trump administration finalizes rule changes for grandfathered group plans; Congress passes legislation to protect consumers from surprise balance billing; Congress passes legislation to make health insurers subject to federal antitrust laws; Ohio enacts legislation to end "fail first" drug requirements for stage 4 cancer treatment; Delaware proposal calls for increased investment in primary care.

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The Scoop: health insurance news – December 16, 2020

In this week's edition: In this edition: open enrollment continues in 10 states and DC; COVID-19 vaccine added to covered preventive care benefits; South Carolina lawmakers pre-file Medicaid expansion legislation; legislation introduced in New Jersey to create an "easy enrollment" system; surprise balance billing legislation gains bipartisan, bicameral support, but future still uncertain; Supreme Court issues unanimous ruling that allows states to regulate pharmacy benefit managers.

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The Scoop: health insurance news – December 9, 2020

Headlines in this edition: six open enrollment days remaining in most states; Biden selects California AG, ACA defender, to lead HHS; SCOTUS will hear arguments on the legality of Medicaid work requirements; Trump administration's public charge rule changes blocked in DC and 18 states; California lawmakers introduce bills to provide Medicaid to undocumented immigrants; Massachusetts attorney general sues insurer for misleading consumers.

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The Scoop: health insurance news – December 2, 2020

In this week's edition of The Scoop: open enrollment ends in 13 days in most states; Oregon's congressional delegation asks HHS to extend open enrollment; Washington Healthplanfinder accepting public comments on standardized plan designs for 2022; Delaware fines insurers nearly $600,000 for mental health parity violations; proposed health insurance rule changes for 2022.

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The Scoop: health insurance news – November 25, 2020

In this edition: enrollments have surpassed 3 million nationwide; Get Covered 2021 coalition seeks to slow the spread of COVID, get uninsured Americans enrolled in coverage; KFF finds 40% of Americans eligible for free 2021 health coverage; Maine healthcare organization to gather signatures for universal coverage initiative on 2022 ballot; healthcare sharing ministry fined $1 million by Washington, cease-and-desist order upheld; appellate court hears Oscar suit challenging Florida Blue exclusive broker requirements; Brookings Institution paper analyzes strategies for reducing healthcare costs; Nevada health exchange director discusses increased enrollment.

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The Scoop: health insurance news – November 18, 2020

This week's health insurance headlines include: early open enrollment data indicate individual-market enrollment is trending higher than last year; Trump administration relaxes Medicaid rules for additional COVID funding; healthcare emerges as key battle issue in Georgia run-off; HRSA proposes ACA plans cover no-cost counseling aimed at preventing obesity in women age 40-60.

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