LEG REG REVIEW 2014, 10th Issue April 14, 2014

LEG REG REVIEW is a periodic newsletter produced by PHILLIPS ASSOCIATES, a professional lobbying and consultant firm located near the State Capitol.  It contains news on the legislative and regulatory scene in Pennsylvania that may be of interest to the Insurance and Business Communities.  It is a free member benefit for those who are members of the Pennsylvania Association of Health Underwriters (PAHU).  Subscription information may be obtained by contacting PHILLIPS ASSOCIATES at 717/728-1217 FAX 717/232-7005 or e-mail to xenobun@aol.com.  Please email jtrout2792@aol.com supplying both your name and e-mail address if you wish to be removed from or added to this list. A TRULY BUSY INSURANCE WEEK Both House and Senate acted on a variety of insurance bills including: The Senate Banking & Insurance Committee approved Senate Bill 1329 (White-R-Indiana) to update the PA Life & Health Guaranty Association which pays claims in case of a liquidated entity.  Included was a provision to increase the payment cap to $500,000 (now $300,000) The Senate Banking & Insurance Committee also: –          Approved Senate Bill 594 (McIlhinney-R-Bucks) limiting cost-sharing by health insurance companies.  The bill states that an insurer may not impose a co-payment or coinsurance that exceeds an insured’s primary care physician … Read More