January 2015 Employer Webinar

Washington Outlook

Tuesday, January 13, 2014 2:00 PM Eastern Time

The elections are over and the balance of power has shifted in Washington, D.C. Will there be significant changes, or will things just continue as usual? Significant parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA ) have been implemented, but major additional requirements are scheduled to take effect over the next few years. The Republicans have vowed to repeal all or part of the law, and have even filed their own lawsuit over it, but what parts of the law have the greatest possibility of actually changing?

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear another case that could significantly affect applicability of the law. At issue is whether premium tax credits are only permitted in states that are running their own exchange – a significant issue since only one-third of the states are running their own exchanges. While no one knows what the Supreme Court will decide, how could this affect businesses and individuals?

Join us for this 75-minute webinar as Jessica Waltman, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs of the National Association of Health Underwriters, discusses what is happening in Washington, D.C., the possibility of changes, some of the reasons behind the legislative and regulatory agendas, and what employers can expect over the coming months. As a result of her position, Jessica Waltman has a unique perspective on what is happening, and may happen, in Congress, with the regulatory agencies and at the Supreme Court.

The presentation slides will be posted the day before the webinar.



Presenter - Jessica Waltman

Jessica Waltman is Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU). In her current position, Jessica coordinates all of NAHU’s legislative and regulatory efforts to advance the interests of professional health insurance producers. This includes NAHU’s lobbying efforts before Congress and the Executive branch, the association’s monitoring of the activities of all state legislatures, insurance departments and intergovernmental organizations and management of the association’s government affairs department. Jessica oversees NAHU’s analysis of state and federal policy proposals and coordinates the association’s internal policy working groups and task forces. She serves as the primary drafter of NAHU’s position statements and white papers. She is a frequently speaker on state and federal-level legislative and regulatory issues that affect health insurance.


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