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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

UPMC | U.S. Supreme Court Ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization

While the ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization does not actually prohibit or otherwise restrict the delivery of abortions or other reproductive services, it does mean that the legality of and allowances for abortion services will now vary more significantly from state to state. Read more

Providing Machine Readable Files

As part of the Transparency in Coverage Rule, non-grandfathered group health plans are required to create and publish machine-readable files (MRFs) on a public site and update them monthly for plan years beginning January 1, 2022, and after. Read more

Broker Bulletin | GHP Commercial Group and Individual

Find out about the GFA reporting update, diabetes care at Geisinger, integrated kidney care model, and a farewell to Brian Andrew. Read more

The Missing Link: Where Will Employers Post Links to the TiC Machine-Readable Files?

The TiC rules require the group health plan to post links to the machine-readable files containing the TiC pricing information on a publicly available website. Employers sponsoring fully insured medical plan options can rely on the insurance carrier to satisfy this requirement. 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.

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.