Insurance

Fed Study: Credit Key to Small Business Recovery after Disasters

Amid a record-setting wave of disaster losses in 2017 -- including from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, plus wildfires in the West -- small businesses’ insurance gaps meant that credit availability was a key factor in their ability to recover, according to a report today from the Federal Reserve Banks of New York, Dallas, Richmond and San Francisco.

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HSA Council Applauds Bipartisan Chronic Care Bill

In a letter to lawmakers today, ABA’s Health Savings Account Council applauded a bipartisan measure that would allow HSA plans the option to cover high-value health care services and medications associated with chronic disease management without a deductible.

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ABA Calls for Changes to MLA Interpretive Rule Amendments

In a comment letter to the Department of Defense today, ABA called on the Pentagon to repeal a section of the amendments to its Military Lending Act interpretive rule relating to service members’ ability to finance the purchase of Guaranteed Acceptance Protection insurance with a loan used to purchase the vehicle.

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ABA Applauds Proposal to Expand Availability of HSAs

The ABA Health Savings Account Council today applauded  proposed changes by Department of Health and Human Services to further incorporate health savings accounts and high-deductible health plans into the health insurance plans available from health care exchanges in 2019.

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