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Capital Blue Cross Producer Newsletter 

June is National Men's Health Month, and Transparency in Coverage Final Rule machine-readable files are available soon. York has its own Capital Blue Cross Connect center, and you can get a free month of Fitness Your Way gym memberships in June. Read more

UPMC Health Plan in compliance with Transparency in Coverage Final Rule

The Transparency in Coverage (TIC) Final Rule, issued in 2020, sets forth requirements for group health plans and health insurance issuers to produce machine-readable files (MRFs) disclosing in-network negotiated rates and historical out-of-network allowed amounts by July 1, 2022. Read more

Transparency Mandates June 2022 Update

There are several new transparency mandates that take effect in 2022 and beyond that require action on Highmark, clients and brokers to be compliant with the Consolidated Appropriations Act and/or the Transparency in Coverage Rule. Read more

No Surprises Act

The No Surprises Act protects people covered under group and individual health plans from surprise billing or balance billing. Read More

Department of Labor (DOL) audits

Auditing welfare benefit plans is happening with greater frequency to every size company. Here is how you can help.

6/28 Geisinger Funding Alternative

Join URL's Elyse Frey and Geisinger's Patricia Gruber on June 28th at 11am EST for a webinar as we provide an overview of Geisinger Funding Alternative (GFA). 

We'll discuss:

  • What is GFA
  • How does it work
  • Surplus or credit
  • GFA plan designs
  • GFA new business checklist
  • GFA start to finish

Register now.

7/12 Principal Small Business Connect: Balancing flexibility in the workplace

Is your organization offering the right work arrangements to successfully recruit and retain employees? Learn strategies for balancing flexibility in the workplace by joining a webinar hosted by Principal® on Tuesday, July 12 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. CT. Register now

7/26 Buckets of Benefits

Join us for a webinar on July 26th at 11am EST as we introduce and review TASC options that are beneficial to groups and business owners.

A few topics we'll cover include:

  • The introduction to Universal Benefit Account
  •  An overview of deliverables
  •  Strategies when packaging different accounts
  • How these benefits will help attract and retain

Register now

Capital Blue Cross Employer Newsletter

More ways for members to connect with their health and Medicare coverage for the life ahead. Discover the added options for getting fit — plus one month free! Read more

Highmark | Introducing the 2022 New Highmark Incentive (qualify through 1/1/2023)

Highmark is excited to announce the 2022 New to Highmark Incentive. Read more.

Geisinger | Earn a reward for new business & ACA to GFA (qualify through 12/31/2022)

We are pleased to announce the extension of the New Business Broker Bonus program and the ACA to GFA Broker Bonus program! Read more.              

Pennie | Broker Workgroup

Pennie | Path to Pennie 

Those who have indicated they are uninsured on tax form REV-1882 will soon receive an official notice from Pennie with instructions on how to enroll in coverage. These notices will begin to be distributed in early April and will include unique access codes for recipients to claim their new Pennie account. Learn more at: Path to Pennie | Pennie. Read more.

Pennie | 2022 Producer Commissions 

Pennie is proud to work with insurers to make sure Pennsylvania producers have access to commissions information in advance of the start of the annual Open Enrollment Period and for any changes to commissions throughout the plan year. Beginning with plan year 2022, insurers that offer health plans through Pennie are required to notify their appointed producers of the commissions fee schedule. Read more

Pennie | Update on Medical Assistance Account Transfer Automatic Eligibility Initiative 

As you may know, Pennie has been working diligently to implement an auto-eligibility system that would give customers transferring from Medical Assistance to Pennie a more streamlined process for enrolling in health coverage. Unfortunately, Pennie has decided to delay the implementation of the auto-eligibility feature until we are fully confident the data transfer will ensure a seamless transition for qualified customers. Read more.