Health Underwriters meet to discuss health reform - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Health Underwriters meet to discuss health reform

By Christian Jennings - bio | email

ALBANY,  GA (WALB) – Insurance agents in Southwest Georgia came together in Albany Tuesday to discuss health reform implementation and learn how to better inform companies and individuals on upcoming changes. The group met at Phoebe East from 8 to 5.

They heard from multiple leaders in the industry including the democratic and republican candidates for Insurance Commissioner. Americus Insurance Agent Russ Childers says the health reform bill is going to affect everyone in the U.S. whether you get insurance through your employer or individually. And as insurance agents it's their job to inform the public during the big switch.

"They need to inform themselves of things and one way to do that is to work with professional insurance representatives that can help them navigate the waters and help them make the right decisions for their families and employees," said Russ Childers, Health Underwriters Former President.

The group included professional insurance producers, agents and brokers. Companies that may benefit clients were also represented. Agents say nothing in the new bill will substantially reduce costs of healthcare or health insurance but it will affect the kind of benefits people qualify for and the level of benefits.

©2010 WALB News. All rights reserved.   Feedback

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • breaking

    Dougherty Co. Commissioners dismiss CON lawsuit against state

    Dougherty Co. Commissioners dismiss CON lawsuit against state

    Monday, June 18 2018 5:06 PM EDT2018-06-18 21:06:47 GMT
    Dougherty County Commissioners have dismissed their lawsuit against the state Department of Community Health. (Source: WALB)Dougherty County Commissioners have dismissed their lawsuit against the state Department of Community Health. (Source: WALB)
    One man was killed and another girl is injured after a wreck on Highway 84 Saturday afternoon. (Source: WALB)One man was killed and another girl is injured after a wreck on Highway 84 Saturday afternoon. (Source: WALB)

    Dougherty County Commissioners have dismissed their lawsuit against the Georgia Department of Community Health.  A notice of voluntary dismissal without prejudge was filed Monday by the Dougherty County Commissioners in Fulton County court, canceling the lawsuit.   

    More >>

    Dougherty County Commissioners have dismissed their lawsuit against the Georgia Department of Community Health.  A notice of voluntary dismissal without prejudge was filed Monday by the Dougherty County Commissioners in Fulton County court, canceling the lawsuit.   

    More >>
  • Dougherty Co. employment turnover rate rising

    Dougherty Co. employment turnover rate rising

    Monday, June 18 2018 2:31 PM EDT2018-06-18 18:31:41 GMT
    Commission as a whole discussed budget for over an hour (Source: WALB)Commission as a whole discussed budget for over an hour (Source: WALB)
    Commission as a whole discussed budget for over an hour (Source: WALB)Commission as a whole discussed budget for over an hour (Source: WALB)

    On Monday commissioners learned that for the 2018 calendar year the employee turnover rate is trending at 24%, or nearly one-quarter of employees leaving. 

    More >>

    On Monday commissioners learned that for the 2018 calendar year the employee turnover rate is trending at 24%, or nearly one-quarter of employees leaving. 

    More >>
  • Dougherty Co. commissioners narrow options for budget

    Dougherty Co. commissioners narrow options for budget

    Monday, June 18 2018 2:26 PM EDT2018-06-18 18:26:11 GMT
    County Commission Chairman Chris Cohilas gives input on fiscal year 2019 budget talks. (Source: WALB)County Commission Chairman Chris Cohilas gives input on fiscal year 2019 budget talks. (Source: WALB)
    County Commission Chairman Chris Cohilas gives input on fiscal year 2019 budget talks. (Source: WALB)County Commission Chairman Chris Cohilas gives input on fiscal year 2019 budget talks. (Source: WALB)

    Time is running out for Dougherty County Commissioners to organize their budget for fiscal year 2019. On Monday, commissioners discussed fifteen potential options for millage rate increases.  

    More >>

    Time is running out for Dougherty County Commissioners to organize their budget for fiscal year 2019. On Monday, commissioners discussed fifteen potential options for millage rate increases.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly