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BCBS Launches Financial Relief Program for 51+ Insured Customers

BCBS of TX announced a COVID-19 Economic Response Program designed to help new and existing fully insured employer group customers … FULL STORY

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NAHU: Emergency Extension of COBRA Election Timeframes

This article is adapted from this NAHU update.

Earlier this week, the DOL and IRS released an emergency final regulation regarding … FULL STORY

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COVID-19 Carrier and Industry Resources

This article organizes and summarizes carrier and industry resources and carrier accommodations related to COVID-19. We are constantly updating this … FULL STORY

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Employer Reporting Requirements under the ACA

Update 12/2/2019: The IRS extended the deadline for providing the statements to employees/individuals in 2020. No extension for the IRS … FULL STORY

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BCBS Offering First Year Renewal Rate Cap on New Mid-Market Business Dec 2019 – Mar 2020

BCBS will give a first year renewal rate cap of 9.5% to all new mid-market (51-150 segment) medical cases written … FULL STORY

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Humana Small Group Updates for Jan 2019

Updated Dental Plans and Enhancements for 2019

Humana overhauled their PPO dental plan designs for 2019 and enhanced the preventive … FULL STORY

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Cigna: Administration Releases New Guidance on HRAs and Section 1332 Waivers

Earlier this week, federal agencies released a proposed rule for Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) and updated guidance for Section 1332 … FULL STORY

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BCBS: Medicare Prescription Drug Creditable Coverage Notifications Update 2018

The annual communication to members of group health plans informing them whether their plan’s prescription drug coverage is creditable or … FULL STORY

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UHC Information about Eligibility Verification Audits

UnitedHealthcare routinely audits the eligibility of a random selection of existing customers in conjunction with each group’s renewal each year. … FULL STORY

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Humana to Change Underwriting Process for 10-100 Life Groups

Beginning 7/1 for quotes effective 9/1/2018 and later, Humana will change how they underwrite risk-rated groups with 10-100 lives. Currently, … FULL STORY

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