We go really high-tech with episode 33 of Ask Tim. We installed this fancy software called Skype in order to do a remote interview with IIABNY legislative representative Michael Barrett, who was comfortably ensconced in his office near the State Capitol. Yup, we're trend-setters here at IIABNY HQ.
Our conversation centered on the health insurance exchange that the Cuomo Administration is creating in order to comply with the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. We talked about:
- The technological preparations that are under way
- The potential roles for agents and brokers in governing the exchange
- What may happen over the next few months.
I conclude with a reminder about how IIABNY members may be able to use the exchange and potential tax benefits that may be worth investigating. Also, stay tuned for our upcoming new video series on health care reform.