Don Goldmann has two big roles in the commercial health insurance world remade by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA).
He’s the vice president of Word & Brown University, an affiliate of a general agency that helped create one of the first sturdy private health insurance exchange programs.
He’s also president of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU).
In connection with the role at Word & Brown, he’s getting calls from colleagues with questions, or concerns about the newly implemented PPACA employer Form 1095-C coverage reporting requirements.
See also: Shan Fowler: The Day of the 1095-Cs
“There’s always the struggle the first time you do it,” Goldmann said. But he said many colleagues and employers have been recording the data they need to send out the forms since January 2015. The job is “a nuisance,” he said. But he said it also seems to be containable.
In connection with the NAHU role, Goldmann is getting another kind of call. ”We’re particularly getting a lot of questions about market stability,” Goldmann said today in an interview.
Callers want to know which insurers are going to sell what and where, and Goldmann is not sure what to tell them.
A review of early filings for 2017 shows that a unit of Cigna Corp. (NYSE:CI) might join the Virginia individual exchange market, but UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE:UNH) seems likely to leave the Arkansas and Georgia individual markets.