2021 AEP Medicare Connections Conference
There is only one place where you'll get to virtually network with your peers while bringing what's hot for Medicare in 2021 by industry experts... Our 7th annual Medicare Connections Conference. Join us for a true virtual, fun-filled experience on September 9th, 2020 for our 2021 Medicare cram session. Register now.
Back to Business Broadcast 8-14-2020
Join us for our bi-weekly Friday webinar at 10am EST as we share simple and exciting ways to approach sales and customer service. Bring your questions and get answers during our live, interactive video Q&A. Learn how your agency can benefit from new sales, marketing and technology ideas to create a customer experience that engages clients and rises to the challenges of today. Register now.
Pennie (PA’s New State Based Exchange) Pre-Registration
Current Healthcare.gov registered producers: As part of our efforts to ensure a seamless transition, we will migrate current customer data from HealthCare.gov to Pennsylvania’s Exchange, including their designated producer (as long as they have an active 2020 enrollment). Read more.
U.S. Health Insurers Profits Boom Amid Pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted both the weakness and resilience of different business models with online retailers such as Amazon AMZN -0.6% and streaming services like Netflix NFLX -2.3% among the companies falling into the latter category. Read more.
Surprise Billing Action Needed, But Hospitals Urge Congress to Wait
A new report from HHS underscores the urgent need for a federal surprise billing solution, but AHA and other hospital groups hope Congress will wait until after the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more.
State News: Hazard Pay in Pennsylvania, Growing Threat in Minnesota
The Pennsylvania Association of Medical Suppliers (PAMS) has helped to secure COVID-19 hazard pay for HME providers as part of the state’s grant program for frontline workers, AAHomecare reports. Read more.
Telehealth Seems Here to Stay – So How Can It Be Improved?
After the coronavirus began spreading in the United States this past spring, telehealth patient rates shot up in response, with some health systems reporting a whopping 4,000% increase in appointment numbers for virtual care. Read more.
Insurance Department Releases 2021 ACA Plans Offering Consumers More Affordable Options
Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman today released the 2021 requested rate filings for health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act, highlighting that the average rate requests would result in an average decrease in premiums in the individual market, allowing consumers greater flexibility and increased access to affordable, comprehensive coverage. Read more.
Avoid Wearing Coronavirus Face Masks With Vents, Valves, CDC Says in Updated Guidance
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently updated its guidelines advising Americans to avoid such face masks, as they aren’t as effective in preventing the spread of COVID-19. Read more.