AHPs ask federal court for summary judgment

Attorneys for the Business Health Trust (BHT) have filed a motion for summary judgment against the Washington Insurance Commissioner (OIC). The Seattle federal court case has plodded on since early January when the court denied the BHT request for a temporary restraining order against the OIC. These and related federal proceedings have been covered here and here. Although…

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Update: AHP winners and losers

The Washington Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) has updated its lists of 2014 and 2015 association health plans approved and disapproved. The charts break out filed plans into four categories – approved; disapproved because the association is not “bona fide”; disapproved because the rates fail to conform to the new AHP rate rules; and…

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Association Health Plans Challenge Insurance Commissioner

“Delay is the deadliest form of denial.“ Cyril Northcote Parkinson famously developed a mathematical formula demonstrating little or no relationship between a regulatory task and the size of the staff assigned to accomplish the task. “Parkinson’s Law” has morphed into the well known adage that “work expands to fill the time available for its completion.” Parkinson’s observation about bureaucratic…

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