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  • 04/15  Tax Day
                Forms 7004 and 8928 filing deadline
  • 04/24  Administrative Professionals Day
  • 04/30  Quarterly forms 720 & 941 due


  • 05/01  Executive Coaching Day
  • 05/13  National Receptionist Day
  • 05/15  Non-profit tax returns deadline, including form 990
  • 05/20  National Employee Health & Fitness Day
  • 05/27  Memorial Day

Compliance Calendar

Capital Blue Cross | Spring Employer Newsletter

Get details on prioritize hearing health with Capital Blue Cross and EPIC Hearing Healthcare, the different signs and symptoms of heart attacks: a survivor's story and waived enrollment fee for flexible, affordable gym packages. Read more

Geisinger | First member of Risant Health

Geisinger has received full regulatory approval to become the inaugural health system of Risant Health. You can read the full press release here. There is no immediate change. Longer term, Risant Health’s efforts to advance value-based care will offer Geisinger members enhanced and affordable plan options and Geisinger patients access to more robust health management technology, tools and programs. Read more

Geisinger | Spring Broker Bulletin

See the latest news including a great coverage option for schools and universities, employer portal: your tool for account management, group enrollment made easy, and 2023 prescription drug reporting deadline nears for employer groups. Read more.

Highmark | CAA Rx Data Reporting Mandate - Action Required by Clients

Section 204 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA) requires health insurance issuers and self-insured group health plans to submit information regarding prescription drug spending, health care spending, and enrollment to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Read more

Highmark | Western PA's Schedule C & Change to 51-99 Commission

In an effort to show appreciation to our producer partners who manage 51-99 sized clients in Western PA, Highmark is increasing commissions from $22 to $27 per contract per month! This will be effective 7/1/2024, upon a client's renewal and exceptions as listed below will be made. Read more

UPMC Health Plan | New! Price Assure program offers members lower out-of-pocket costs

UPMC Health Plan is excited to announce a new pharmacy savings program, Price Assure. This program may lower out-of-pocket costs for non-specialty generic medications for members with UPMC Health Plan prescription coverage. Effective May 1, 2024. Read more

Vitori Health | Guaranteed Savings and a Better Health Plan

Our Dynamic Financial Impact Calculator uses client-specific data and the latest industry benchmarks to estimate savings for each of your clients. And you can download a customized report to help build a better business case for winning new business and boosting renewals. Read more

Aetna 's Tuesday Tidbits schedule 2024

We’re excited to invite you to join us on Tuesday mornings throughout the year from 9:00 – 9:15 a.m. for a bite-size discussion with your Aetna Small Group sales executives. Hear how we can work together to benefit you and your clients. Register now

Highmark | Trainings for all regions, group sizes & funding arrangements

Highmark is excited to announce the continuation of the Producer Training Series coming next month, April 2024. As in the past these webinars will be no more than 30 minutes and are designed to ensure producers have the most up-to-date information about Highmark. Register now

4/11 CE Course: Ethics & Compliance

Join us for an informative Continuing Education (CE) webinar on Ethics & Compliance in the insurance industry, co-hosted by Earle King from Principal. Scheduled for April 11th at 10 am EST, this comprehensive session will delve into the vital aspects of integrity, exploring what it is and why it is crucial in the insurance landscape.

Key topics include:

  • Integrity: what it is and why needed
  • Ethics: insurance industry/agency/disclosure
  • Regulatory requirements: licensing & state regulations
  • Federal criminal convictions

Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your knowledge and ensure your practices align with the highest ethical standards. Register now

4/16 Turnkey Solutions for Employer Groups: Benefits Education

Join PES & URL for a 4-part series on Turnkey Solutions for all of your Employer Groups. Within our Benefits Education Part Two webinar we will go through: 

  • Face-to-Face Enrollment Benefits Education Center (In-House Call Center) 
  • Platform agnostic 
  • Self Service Enrollment Multilingual Services Core & Voluntary    
  • Licensed Benefit Counselors 
  • HIPAA Certification New Hire Onboarding Customized Communication Campaigns

Don't miss out on an enlightening session on optimizing your benefits education and enrollment processes to empower your employer groups. Register now

4/24 The X, Y, Zs of a Multigenerational Workforce

Join us on Wednesday, April 24, at noon EST for an exclusive webinar on why it is important for your clients to add a multigenerational wellness strategy to their employee health initiatives.

In the webinar, we will:

  • Provide background, facts, and stats on a multigenerational workforce.
  • Outline how to create a strategy that supports generational needs.
  • Discuss options that can help your clients meet the evolving needs of their employees.

Can’t attend? You should still register! We’ll send a recording of the webinar to all registrants. Register now

4/29 Turnkey Solutions for Employer Groups: Virtual Care

Join PES & URL for a 4-part series on Turnkey Solutions for all your Employer Groups. Within our Virtual Care Part Three webinar we will go through: 

  • Offered by AllyHealth,a Division of PES 
  • Telemedicine Mental Health Counseling Employee Assistance Program 
  • Health & Wellness Coaching 
  • Primary Virtual Care (2024 Target)

Get the latest information and details to meet the diverse needs of Employer Groups in 2024 and beyond. Register now

4/30 Dental Insurance… Should I be offering it to my clients?

Join us for a comprehensive webinar on April 30th at 10am where we'll delve into the dynamic landscape of the dental market. We will: Explore lucrative opportunities within the dental insurance world, examine Ameritas plans and the seamless enrollment process, and strategize on leveraging powerful marketing resources to amplify your book of business. As an added bonus, attendees participating in the live session will not only gain invaluable insights but also receive an exclusive CE voucher, ensuring your ongoing professional growth. Register now

5/13 Turnkey Solutions for Employer Groups: Benefits Navigator App

Join PES & URL for a 4-part series on Turnkey Solutions for all of your Employer Groups. Within our Benefits Navigator App Part Four webinar we will go through: 

  • One stop shop for benefits 
  • White labeling Customizable tiles 
  • Ability to add enrollment tile for benefit admin system 
  • RX Savings tool built in Benefit wallet for cards 
  • Push notifications for improved communication Message Center

Discover how our Benefits Navigator App streamlines benefits administration with customizable features, ensuring seamless communication and significant cost savings for all your employer groups. Register now

5/16 Carrier Connection: UnitedHealthcare

On May 16th at 10 am, take the opportunity to connect with your broker managers alongside UHC as they delve into an in-depth review of their PA products, including the innovative Jarvis platform and invaluable agent tool kits. Gain valuable insights and updates on navigating the intricacies of the special enrollment period, ensuring you're equipped to provide the best guidance and support to your clients. Don't miss out on this informative webinar designed to empower you with the knowledge and tools necessary for success in the dynamic healthcare landscape. Register now

5/22 CE Course: Education and Enrollment of Voluntary Benefits

Join us for an insightful webinar on May 22nd at 10 am, where we'll delve into comprehensive plan options and effective strategies for maximizing enrollment success. Key Topics Include:

  • Integrity: what it is and why needed
  • Plan options and strategies
  • Pre-enrollment planning
  • Enrollment Strategies & Methods
  • Post Enrollment Communication
  • Annual Enrollment/True Open Enrollment

Don't miss this opportunity to refine your enrollment approach and achieve better outcomes. Register now to secure your spot! Register now

Highmark | 2024 incentive (qualify through 1/1/25)

Introducing the 2024 new to Highmark incentive! This Incentive applies to Small Group (2-50) and Large Group (51+) clients in Pennsylvania. Read more

Jefferson Health Plans | Compensation Opportunity for 2024

See how you can earn a very healthy $60 bonus on each app with the Broker commission and bonus program. Also, as a reminder the $50 HRA is available for every application/member. Read more

UPMC Health Plan | Individual & family bonus program (qualify through 1/1/25)

UPMC Health Plan is pleased to announce a producer bonus program for those who enroll new members in UPMC Individual Advantage, UPMC VirtualCare or UPMC First Care plans with an effective date in 2024. Earn up to $100 per member! Read more

UPMC Health Plan | New business producer incentive program extended (qualify through 9/1/25)

If you sell any new employer group in the 51-99 or 100+ market segments with a May 1 to September 1, 2024, effective date, you will receive an incentive of $300 per contract. Read more

Pennie | The Path to Pennie Program is back for those seeking coverage for 2024!

Pennie and the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue created a way for anyone without health coverage to be connected with Pennie when they file their taxes. Tax filers do so by filling out tax form ‘REV-1882 ‘Health Insurance Coverage Information Request’ when they complete their Pennsylvania state income tax return. Read more

Pennie | 2024 Assister & broker recertification due 

Pennie-Certified Assisters & Brokers must complete annual training to continue certification into 2024. Please note, customers cannot be restored after decertification. 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.

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