Part Three – Bona Fide Associations…still waiting

Four years ago in an article posted here, I wrote the following: I don’t know yet what will happen in the association plan market or how the battle over sick kids will play out. I can only wait for HHS and the Insurance Commissioner to provide direction. While I wait and reflect on Samuel Beckett’s…

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A Sad Day – Condolences to Judge Petersen

As a private attorney, former legislative counsel and former Deputy Insurance Commissioner for the Washington Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC), I have played a variety of roles in creating, enforcing, applying, and living with insurance regulation. Whatever role you play in the insurance regulatory system, sooner or later, you will find yourself in disagreeable…

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Which Association Health Plans are Realer?

I keep odd and varied company and sometimes need the Urban dictionary to answer questions like: “what’s realer -  the guvmint tellin’ you what’s up or your own damn lyin’ eyes?” I’ll go with my lying eyes. So I asked to see the bona fide association documents for myself. Insurance producers and employers have asked in…

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