CPAHU April CE Meeting and Day on the Hill Rally & CPAHU Day on the Hill
Join us April 20th at the Penn National Hollywood Casino in Grantville for our CE meeting and CPAHU Day on the Hill Rally. On Tuesday April 21, your Association is inviting you to make a difference here in Pennsylvania. Click here to read more.
Capital BlueCross Update Premera Blue Cross Cyber-Attack
Capital BlueCross issued letters to its current and former ASO groups with members impacted by the Premera breach. Click here to read more.
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Commission Update - Clarification Regarding Additional Payout for New Community Blue Flex Group (2-99) Sales
Highmark will continue paying additional commission for the sale of Community Blue Flex products to fully insured group clients (with 2-99 contracts) beginning with January 2015 effective and renewal dates. Click here to read more.
Aetna Update - Your 2015 individual commission payments
As you know, our commission team has been working around the clock to ensure your commission payments for 2015 are paid accurately and as scheduled. The commission team has been facing some system issues which have ultimately caused some delays with processing commission payments. We understand the situation and apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. Click here to read more.
Highmark Commission Information - Direct Pay on-exchange policies cancelled for non-payment could impact commissions
The Highmark Membership & Billing team has identified a significant number of individual policies that have been cancelled back to their original effective date because members have failed to submit their premium. Click here to read more.
Capital BlueCross Update 2015 Group Products
Three new ASO 20-99 products are available for quoting for new or renewing groups with a July 1, 2015 or later effective date. The 2015 Group Product Grid has been revised to reflect this change. Click here to read more.
Time to revisit Assurant Health Short Term Medical during health care reform!
Assurant Health Short Term Medical can still be a simple solution for those who have a temporary need for health coverage. Short Term Medical insurance (30-180 days of coverage) is affordable, flexible and coverage can be obtained easily. Click here to read more.
Weekly PPACA Update Conference Call
Join in the PPACA webinar on 4/16 for special guest speaker, Phil Mishler from Assurant. He will be reviewing the advantages of Assurant STM products and how they can provide opportunities outside of open enrollment.
In a continuing effort to assist our agent-partners in getting the information needed to flourish within the under 65 group and individual markets in Pennsylvania, we are holding weekly live webinars. They will serve as a place to get your questions answered and discuss topics and strategies that will lead to your continued success in the health insurance market. Click here to register.
Weekly PPACA Conference Call Archives
Click here to view the archived recordings of the PPACA Conference Calls.
Carriers get surprise Medicare raise
Insurers such as UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE:UNH) and Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) will see the underlying pay rate for Medicare Advantage policies rise 1.25 percent next year, reversing an earlier U.S. government proposal that called for a reduction. Click here to read more.
'Cadillac tax' the next big Obamacare battle
A mix of business groups and labor unions are pushing to tee up the next big Obamacare fight: killing its so-called Cadillac tax. Click here to read more.
How many businesses cut part-time hours because of the Affordable Care Act?
Nationwide, 14 percent of employers report cutting part-time hours because of the Affordable Care Act and another 6 percent are planning to do so, according to a new survey by the Society for Human Resource Management. Click here to read more.
Should states step in if subsides are ruled illegal?
States should not step in and establish their own exchanges if subsides are ruled illegal on the federal health care marketplace, a recent national study found, but industry experts say that is not the national consensus and point to the wording of poll questions to support the discrepancy. Click here to read more.
PPACA Interactive Timeline
The following is a guide to the recently passed health care reform law as its provisions are defined and implemented in the coming years.
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