Health Insurance

House Committee Hopes to Move Mandated Health Insurance Legislation Dec. 3

The House Health Policy Committee last week began hearing testimony on legislation to add another mandated health insurance benefit to the books, a la Obamacare. The Michigan Chamber testified in opposition to this legislation because it will only add to the difficulty that small- and medium-sized businesses face in affording health insurance benefits. 

Mandated Health Insurance Legislation to be Considered by State House

On Tuesday, November 12, the House Health Policy Committee will begin taking testimony on legislation to add another mandated health insurance benefit to the books, a la Obamacare. The Michigan Chamber opposes this mandate because it will only add to the difficulty that small- and medium-sized businesses face in continuing to offer health insurance benefits.   
 

Michigan Chamber Launches Private Health Insurance Exchange for Individuals and Families

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce has launched a Private Exchange for individuals and families to shop top-rated insurance companies. This site is functional and user-friendly and offers more than just medical options. Even without Federal subsidies, many are finding rates to be more competitive than the subsidized rates in the Federal Marketplace! Further, you will find greater flexibility in plan design alternatives through the Michigan Chamber Exchange. Shop, Compare and Enroll today, for coverage effective immediately.

Michigan Chamber Applauds Senate Passage of Medicaid Reform Legislation

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today applauded the bipartisan passage of legislation to reform Michigan's Medicaid program and provide insurance access to the uninsured. House Bill 4714, introduced by Representative Matt Lori (R-Constantine), passed the Michigan Senate late yesterday, August 27th, by a vote of 20 to 18. The legislation will now go to the State House for a concurrence vote, which would send the bill to the Governor’s desk for his signature. 

Michigan Chamber Applauds House Passage of Medicaid Reform Legislation

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today applauded the bipartisan passage of legislation to reform Michigan’s Medicaid program and provide insurance access to the uninsured. House Bill 4714, introduced by Representative Matt Lori (R-Constantine), passed the Michigan House yesterday, June 13th, by a vote of 76 to 31. 

Are You Prepared for Implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act? Here are the Top 10 Things Employers Need to Do to Get Prepared

As the dust settles after the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic 5-4 decision to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA or “Act”), employers face many questions about the law and how its implementation will affect their operations and bottom line.

While the ruling is clearly not the end of the debate over health care reform, there is no question that employers should begin planning for full implementation of the 2,800-page Act, since the major provisions of the Act take effect in January 2014 and other provisions take effect later this year and next.

What the Supreme Court Ruling on Obamacare Means For Employers

The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld nearly every provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the Act), meaning that the health care industry and employers will need to prepare for full implementation of the Act this year and next in anticipation of a new health delivery and health benefits world in 2014. The only provision of the Act not
affirmed by the Court affects state decisions on whether to
participate in Medicaid expansion, and that likely will only have an impact on a state-by-state basis after 2016.

Michigan Chamber Files an Amicus Brief in U.S. Supreme Court Case Challenging Federal Health Care Act

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce on Monday, February 13th, filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court case challenging the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The brief, filed along with 14 other state chambers and business organizations, requests that the constitutionality of the act be decided quickly to relieve the uncertainties created by the new law for job providers and individuals.