*There will be no HCR next week, December 24th.

Health Marketplace Deadline Extensions

Notice from HHS: Extended opportunity for Jan 1 coverage – sign up by Dec. 17, Additional Cut-off Deadlines, and Enrollment Center Holiday Hours. Read more.

Highmark Individual Market Update - On-Marketplace open enrollment deadline extension

The open enrollment period for on-Marketplace plans with Jan. 1, 2016 effective dates has been extended to Dec. 17, 2015. Read more.

UPMC Producer Update 12/14/2015 - Reporting for Minimum Essential Coverage (MEC)

Under the ACA there are two types of reporting requirements for Minimum Essential Coverage (MEC) provided by insurance carriers, employer groups, and individuals beginning with the 2015 calendar tax year. Read more.

Capital BlueCross Electronic ID Cards Available

Capital BlueCross members can now view and print copies of their ID cards from a computer, smart phone or tablet. Read more.

Highmark Channel Insights: News for the Producer Community - Winter 2015

Welcome to the Winter 2015 edition of our electronic newsletter Channel Insights - News for the Producer Community. Read more.

Highmark Agency Action Alert - Dec. 15, 2015

This week's Agency Action Alert covers the following topics: Small group renewal rates for March 1, 2016 now available, Short Term Blue payment processing issue, 2016 Special Enrollment Period forms now available. Read more.

Highmark Update - Compound medications to be excluded from ACA plans

Compound medications will be excluded from all ACA plans (small group and individual) beginning in January 2016 (for small group, upon renewal). Read more.

Highmark Individual Market Update - On-Marketplace open enrollment deadline extension

The open enrollment period for on-Marketplace plans with Jan. 1, 2016 effective dates has been extended to Dec. 17, 2015. Read more.

2016 Product Information

Find all the current product information on our website. Read more.

Enrollment Center Holiday Hours

  • Friday, December 18th: 8AM - 4PM
  • Thursday, December 24th: 8AM - 3PM
  • Friday, December 25th: Closed
  • Thursday, December 31st: 8AM - 3PM
  • Friday, January 1st: Closed

New Reports: ObamaCare Penalties, Subsidies Hurt Americans, Economy

Data from the Kaiser Family Foundation and from the Congressional Budget Office proves once more that President Obama’s signature healthcare law hurts American families and the economy. Read more.

DOL makes Form 5500 compliance questions optional for 2015

The Department of Labor and IRS have announced that a series of compliance-related questions proposed for retirement plan returns in the 5500 series will be optional for 2015 plan years. Read more.

ObamaCare Subsidies

ObamaCare subsidies can save you money on your premium and out-of-pocket expenses. Read more.

Weekly PPACA Update Conference Call

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. Register now.

Weekly PPACA Conference Call Archives

Click here to view the archived recordings of the PPACA Conference Calls.