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  • 02/28  ACA forms paper filing deadline, including forms 1095-B and 1095-C

Black History Month


  • 03/01  Form 1094_B and 1095-C furnish to employees deadline
               Creditable Coverage Online Disclosure to CMS
  • 03/02  OSHA form 300A due
  • 03/06  Employee Appreciation Day
  • 03/08  International Women Day
  • 03/10  Daylight Savings Time begins
  • 03/20  International Day of Happiness
  • 03/31  Easter

End of Q1

Compliance Calendar

Capital Blue Cross | Producer Insights Feb 2024

See how to use health equity to shape health plan strategies, how your clients can support employee health with enhanced perks through Blue365 and 2024 product alignment and discontinued plan offeringse. Read more

Capital Blue Cross | Producer Insights Vol. II

Learn how putting off eye care can be shortsighted, February is National Children's Dental Health Month and explore additional resources as our team collaborates to better support you. Read more

Highmark | Update: $0 in HSA Fees for New and Existing Clients that Add HSA w Eff. Dates Prior to 6/30/2025

As you may be aware, Highmark has been offering $0 health savings account (HSA) admin fees for one year when ASO clients add an HSA. We're happy to extend the promotion to clients with effective dates prior to 6/30/2025. Read more

Highmark | Producer Portal's New Password Requirements

In order to continue Highmark's efforts toward ensuring we remain vigilant in a world with increasing cyber threats, a new password policy has been created for users of Highmark's Producer Portal. Effecting February 16, 2024. Read more

Principal | Elevate clients’ benefits offerings with rate reduction on accident insurance

Accident insurance helps cover out-of-pocket expenses that can result from an accidental injury, helping alleviate employees’ financial burden and allowing them to focus on getting well. And Principal® is currently offering an unprecedented rate reduction—averaging 40%—for this benefit. Read more

Vitori | Get to know Vitori Vantage

Vitori Vantage raises the bar yet again with leading edge financial engineering that replaces the tedious, time-intensive cycle of annual renewals and cost increases with flat spending and long-range financial peace of mind for employers and their employees! Read more

Forms 1094 & 1095: forms, instructions & deadlines

The Affordable Care Act requires applicable large employers (ALEs)—generally those with 50 or more full-time employees—to report information to the IRS and to their full-time employees about their compliance with the employer shared responsibility (pay or play) provisions and the health care coverage they have offered (or did not offer). Read more

2/22 Using health equity to shape health plan strategies

Capital Blue Cross’ healthcare delivery executives will share how we’re leveraging key insights to develop and deliver actionable strategies and solutions to enhance benefit programs and create experiences personalized to our member’s needs. Register now

2/22 Preventive mental health care and the cost-savings to employers from Aetna

An organization’s role in employee well-being is critical when considering the barriers that many people face to obtaining quality, affordable and culturally competent mental health care. This has implications on the world of work as well, with nearly one million Americans missing work due to stress each day. Register now

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

3/11 CE Course: The Impact of Stress on Oral Health

Stress has been classified as the health epidemic of the 21st Century according to the World Health Association. This Course educates attendees about the correlation between chronic stress, anxiety and depression and their oral and overall health. Brokers in attendance can expect to leave this course with the information to educate their clients on the importance of good oral health and match them with the right dental benefits to complete their health care package. Register now

3/19 CE Course | Group Disability: Underwriting & Risk Analysis

Join us for a CE webinar with Earle King from Principal Financial Group on March 19th at 10am EST where we'll review:

  • Common sources of income replacement and their impacts on varying disability plans
  • Plan design basics
  • Impacts of SSDI and Statutory disability plans
  • Basics of evaluating risk
  • Important plan design factors

Register now

3/25 Turnkey Solutions for Employer Groups: Benefits Technology

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

  • Planning & Implementation
  • Custom Built Platforms 
  • In-house Data & Tech Team Support

Don't miss out on this opportunity to gain valuable insights and strategies to enhance your benefits technology solutions! Register now

4/11 CE Course: Ethics & Compliance

Join us for an informative Continuing Education (CE) webinar on Ethics & Compliance in the insurance industry, scheduled for April 11th at 10 am. 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
  • Confidentiality/privacy
  • Regulatory requirements: licensing & state regulations
  • Regulation of competition
  • Federal criminal convictions
  • Health & life investigations
  • Unfair practices
  • Marketing & advertising: solicitation, proposals, applications
  • Compensation
  • Fraud

This webinar is designed to provide insurance professionals with a comprehensive understanding of ethical considerations and compliance requirements. Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your knowledge and ensure your practices align with the highest ethical standards. Register now. 

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

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

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 (qualify through 4/1/24)

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


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