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Pennie | Broker Workgroup

Pennie | Plan Certification Policy 

Pennie is seeking feedback from stakeholders regarding plan certification policy.  The policy would apply to all qualified health plans (QHPs) and qualified dental plans (QDPs) offering coverage through Pennie.  Plan certification requirements are in addition to all federal and state regulations or other guidance related to offering QHPs and QDPs. Give feedback.

Pennie | Retroactive Termination Policy Proposal

Pennie is seeking feedback from stakeholders regarding a proposed retroactive termination policy. Give feedback.

Pennie | Announcing New Qualifying Life Event

Depending on a customer’s household income, they may qualify to enroll in coverage through a new Special Enrollment Period and receive financial assistance offered through Pennie! Read more.

Pennie | Path to Pennie 

Path to Pennie  is a program created to connect uninsured Pennsylvanians with health coverage offered through Pennie for 2022. The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue and Pennie have teamed up to allow uninsured tax filers to indicate they would like to receive more information about coverage available through Pennie by filling out a new tax form. 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 | What Effective Date Will My Client Receive?  

Check out this Special Election Period Quick Reference Chart. Read more.

Pennie | Website Walkthrough

Looking for help with the Pennie portal? Take a look at these "How To" videos created to walk you through. 

UPMC | Spring into Health with UPMC in Central Pa.

See topics including: Surrounded by Expert Care: Make Your Health a Primary Focus; Get Ahead of Colon Cancer and Get Your Colonoscopy; A Recipe for Better GI Health: Good Nutrition; Teens and Mental Health; Imaging Services in Central Pa and more. Read more

UPMC | Vision Plan Transition for ACA Renewals

Beginning in May 2022, UPMC Health Plan will begin transitioning current ACA clients, upon renewal, from UPMC Vision Advantage to UPMC Vision Care. Your clients will continue to have high-quality coverage, competitive monthly premiums, and rich vision benefits. Read more.

Individual Tax and Health Insurance Professionals, and Consumers who were Enrolled in an Individual Health Insurance Plan in 2021

On March 11th, 2021 the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) was signed into law. Section 23052 of the law states. Read more.

Compliance Now: “CAA of 2022” Includes Federal Extension to Telehealth Protections for HDHPs

Last week, Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) of 2022, a $1.5 trillion governmental funding package.  Among its many provisions, the bill extends access to telehealth services for individuals who are covered under a health savings account (HSA)-qualified high deductible health plan (HDHP). Read more.

Spending Law Extends Pre-Deductible Telehealth Coverage Through 2022

On March 15, President Joe Biden signed legislation that restores to employers the option of providing pre-deductible coverage of telehealth services for people with high-deductible health plans (HDHPs), including those that are linked to health savings accounts (HSAs), for the months of April through December 2022. Read more.

Aries Pennie Special Enrollment Period Bonus (qualify through 6/1) 

Help your clients with their Pennie special election period (SEP) needs and earn more the Pennie SEP bonus! 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.

Highmark | Producer Refresher Training Series

The Highmark Producer Strategy Team recently hosted a series of refresher trainings on various Highmark solutions. Please feel free to revisit these trainings by viewing the webinar recordings and slide decks. See more.

CPAHU | Takeover Cases Presented by Principal (1 Hour CE)

Join CPAHU and Principal Financial Group for a 1 hour CE course on March 30th at 8:45am EST as they discuss Takeover Cases: Things to Think About, instructed by Earle King, Sales Executive - Group Benefits. Register now

4/28 The Difference Card - Better Benefits, Better Price

Since 2001, The Difference Card has provided clients with an average annual net savings of OVER 18% or $2,030 per employee. All without reducing benefits. 

Join us for a webinar on April 28th at 10am EST to find out how! Register now.

6/7 Lunch and Learn on Voluntary Benefits: What You Need to Know

Join Elyse Frey (URL's Group Health Manager) and Matt Kuntz (Colonial Life's Regional Broker Manager) on June 7th at 12pm EST for a 2 CE credit lunch and learn about voluntary benefits.

This session will cover the increasing need for voluntary benefits and review typical worksite products. We will also discuss other important pieces in understanding VB including underwriting, sales cycle, implementation, and enrollment.

Attendees can expect to gain an understanding of the following:

  • The history of voluntary benefits
  • Different types of voluntary benefits products and how they help fill the medical insurance gap
  • The value of voluntary benefits for employers and employees
  • How to position voluntary benefits
  • Implementation timelines and enrollment methods

Register now.