McGrath Insurance Group Agent Becomes PPACA Certified

STURBRIDGE, Mass. – Jennifer Krog, Life & Related Account Executive at McGrath Insurance Group, Inc., 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 Krog will receive nine education credits from the Massachusetts Department of Insurance.

Krog 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, Krog 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—overview and politics
  • 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
  • Self-insured plans

“With this information, I plan to help make sure my clients are in compliance and prepared for the changes to come to the health insurance industry,” Krog said. “I will continue to stay informed as the laws change due to the health reform, and will strive to better educate McGrath Insurance customers on these matters.”

The course is delivered through NAHU’s Online Learning Institute. More information is available at www.nahu.org/education/certifications/ppaca.cfm.

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 contact Jennifer Krog at 508-347-6850, or jkrog@mcgrathinsurance.com.

McGrath Insurance Group, Inc. of Sturbridge, Mass. (www.mcgrathinsurance.com) is a full-service, independent insurance agency that provides business insurance, personal insurance, employee benefits and specialty insurance products to clients throughout New England. Founded in 1927, it is one of the oldest and largest insurance agencies in central Massachusetts.

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