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Local Agent Becomes Affordable Health Care Act Certified
New PPACA (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) Certification is a new must for health insurance professionals.
By: Chris Lynch, Bragg Insurance Agency
Indianapolis, IN) – Christine Lynch with Bragg Insurance became certified through The National Association of Health Underwriters’ (NAHU) new professional development course on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). This continuing education course for agents has been approved in all 50 states, and Lynch will receive 11 education credits from the Indiana Department of Insurance.
Lynch completed this 10-hour course to receive the most up-to-date information on the key technical components of PPACA and is prepared to counsel her clients on upcoming required healthcare changes and new options for health plans.
“By taking this course, Lynch has joined an elite group who is uniquely qualified to assist clients in complying with the new law,” said NAHU CEO Janet Trautwein. “She understands how the market is likely to change over the next few years, and is in the perfect position to advise families and businesses in planning for the future.”
Topics of study include:
Implementing healthcare reform—
Grandfathered plans and the small-business tax credit
Medicare Part D and non-discrimination rules
Patient protection and changes to consumer-directed health plans
Medical loss ratio requirements and tax implications
W-2 reporting, summary of benefits, waiting periods, essential benefits and community rating
Individual mandate, pre-existing conditions and rating reform
Health insurance exchanges for individuals and small employers
Employer pay or play
“Healthcare as we know it is changing drastically. I feel my knowledge, education, and passion to assist others along with my continuing education will allow me to be able to provide knowledgeable and effective options for my clients during a very uncertain time.”
The course is delivered through NAHU's Online Learning Institute. More information is available at www.nahu.org/
The National Association of Health Underwriters represents 100,000 professional health insurance agents and brokers who provide insurance for millions of Americans. For more information, please call Christine Lynch (317) 268-2149 at Chris.lynch@