President Trump Takes Aim at Affordable Care Act; New York Governor Responds

Within hours of taking the Presidential oath of office, President Donald J. Trump issued his first executive order and it was directed at the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The executive order formalized the Trump Administration’s policy to “seek the prompt repeal of the [“ACA”].” President Trump then directed executive department heads to “waive, defer, grant exemptions from, or delay the implementation of any provision or requirement” of the [ACA] that would impose a fiscal or regulatory burden
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New York Addresses Cyber Security Concerns with Insurers

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo launched an inquiry into the steps that insurers are taking to keep their customers and companies safe from cyber attacks citing the public entrustment of a wide variety of sensitive health, personal, and financial records to insurers and the critical importance of making sure that information is safeguarded. The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) sent “308 Letters” requiring a response to the largest insurance companies that DFS regulates, requesting information on the policies
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