Capital Blue Cross | Producer insights: Timely submissions, group paperwork, benefit grids, and more
Catch up on the latest producer newsletter which includes: Who to contact with web-related questions, submit paperwork 30 days before effective date to enhance the group and member experience, and group product resources for 2024. Read more.
4th Quarter Tricks & Treats
Don’t be scared of the 4th quarter! I've put together some helpful guides with tricks and treats to help you stay compliant during the busy season. Read more.
Highmark update | Changes to quantitative treatment
Publication of standards developed by a National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) workgroup surrounding quantitative treatment limitations/financial responsibility (QTL/FR) related to the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 have been closely watched and reviewed by some state insurance examiners. Read more.
Highmark update | Credible coverage notice for Eastern PA 2023 and 2024
Highmark has determined that all of its 2023 and 2024 Small Group prescription drug plans qualify as “creditable coverage." Read more.
Highmark update | Credible coverage notice for Western and Northeastern PA 2023 and 2024
Group administrators may provide the provided notice to employees who need the creditable coverage notification.Highmark has determined that all of its 2023 and 2024 Small Group prescription drug plans qualify as “creditable coverage." Read more.
House Lawmakers Approve Legislation to Dramatically Expand HSA Limits
In a move that would allow more individuals to save more for their health care expenses in retirement, the House Ways and Means Committee on Sept. 28 approved legislation to significantly expand the health savings account (HSA) contribution limits, as well as broaden the number of individuals eligible for HSAs. Read more.
Governor Shapiro Signs Executive Order Streamlining Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder Efforts to Improve Accessibility Across the Commonwealth
In keeping with Governor Shapiro’s work to ensure government is delivering for Pennsylvanians, Council members will develop specific recommendations to decrease the wait time for care or services for individuals with mental health illness or substance use disorder. Read more.
Affordable Care Act Health Rate Filings
Insurance companies offering individual and small group health insurance plans are required to file proposed rates with the Pennsylvania Insurance Department for review and approval before plans can be sold to consumers. Read more.
10/25 UPMC Health Plan | Individual Marketplace Updates Webinar
During this virtual session, we will discuss:Individual product updates, changes to Producer OnLine and the 2024 broker program. Register now.
Highmark Update | Producer Incentive (qualify through 1/1/24)
Market with us your large group customer's fully insured renewals and when it sells with Highmark, you will be rewarded for letting us help you help your customers! Read more.
United Concordia Dental | The small business reward program (qualify through 1/31/24)
United Concordia Dental is excited to offer a small group bonus, over the next seven months, to you, our loyal producers. As a way to thank you for your dedication and hard work, we want to reward you with an added bonus program. You can earn extra money for small business (less than 100 lives) sold in July through January. Read more.
Pennie | Community Workgroup Newsletter
In lieu of a Pennie Community Workgroup (PCW) webinar for July, we are sending this newsletter with updates and information on Pennie’s current and upcoming initiatives. Read more.
Pennie Toolkit: Loss of Medical Assistance
Starting April 1st, all Medical Assistance (MA) and CHIP recipients must complete an annual renewal to keep coverage. Pennie is here to ensure continuous coverage for Pennsylvanians that have lost or are losing MA coverage, but we need your help! Read more.
Pennie Protects Nearly 372,000 Pennsylvanians with 2023 Health Coverage
At the conclusion of Pennie’s Open Enrollment Period on January 15th, nearly 372,000 Pennsylvanians were enrolled in a comprehensive health plan. Almost 245,000 Pennsylvanians were automatically renewed into a 2023 plan, another 62,000 existing customers returned and shopped for a plan. Read more.
Family Glitch Fixed, More Savings Now Available at Pennie
Under new federal rules, Pennie can now provide savings to more Pennsylvanians! Read more.
Pennie | Broker Workgroup