LEG REG REVIEW 2015, 26th Issue – August 24, 2015

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.   GOVERNOR EXPANDS CHIP BENEFITS On August 20, Governor Wolf and Insurance Commissioner Miller announced that enrollees in the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) will have their benefits expanded to meet compliance requirements of the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act (PPACA).  This change will take place in December.  Background:  Early in the Wolf Administration, HHS determined that 3,600 children enrolled in the CHIP Buy-In (meaning that they pay the full premium rather than receiving a taxpayer subsidy) did not have PPACA-compliant coverage and would have to pay fines for 2014 and 2015.  The Wolf Administration was able to … Read More