A Huge Spike in Medicaid Enrollment in Pa. Shows How Devastating the Coronavirus Has Been
And as unemployment dramatically spiked, reaching a high of 12% in April last year, thousands of people in the central Pennsylvania county turned to the government for health care. Cumberland County saw a nearly 22% increase in Medicaid enrollment from February 2020 to the same month this year. While that represents the greatest increase in the state, it’s far from an outlier. Read more.
Highmark | Important Change Regarding Out of Area/Out of Network Radiology and Cardiac Imaging
Important changes are coming to out of area (OOA) and out of network (OON) prior authorization and precertification requirements related to radiology and cardiac imaging. These changes will affect fully-insured, self-insured, and Medicare Advantage clients' members in products with OOA/OON coverage. Read more.
Pennie American Rescue Talking Points
The American Rescue Plan, also known as the COVID-19 relief package, includes provisions
specific to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) resulting in significant impacts, including huge,
life-altering savings, for Pennsylvanians seeking individual market coverage and those already
enrolled in coverage through Pennie. Read more.
Pennie: What Effective Date Will My Client Receive?
Check out this Special Election Period Quick Reference Chart. Read more.
Pennie News & Updates
Find out what's new with Pennie on our resources page, including downloads, links, and events. See more.
3/29 Life Lessons: Useful and Practical Sales Concepts with Industry Experts
For tomorrows HCR: Join us for a webinar on Monday, March 29th, at 10am EST to discuss life insurance options for business owners. Register now.
3/30 PrimePay | COBRA Premium Assistance Update
Join PrimePay's webinar to discuss how COBRA Continuation is impacted by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA).
During this webinar, we will review:
- The premium assistance made available to qualifying Assistance Eligible Individuals (AEI).
- Definition of an AEI.
- The designated time period when this premium assistance is made available.
- Required notices to AEIs.
- The impact to AEIs, employers, carriers.
- The maximum election amount change specific to the Dependent Care Account.
Highmark SEP Bonus
Check out this incentive program for new to Highmark ACA individual market enrollment with March – June effective dates. Payment will apply to total members, not contracts and will pay in July, 2021. There is no minimum requirement to be eligible and no cap to the incentive. Payout will apply to any SEP submitted with March – June effective dates. Read more.
Kansas City Life | Group Benefits Helping You Grow
There's a wonderful stroke of good luck in store for you again this year when you combine your hard work and loyalty with Kansas City Life Insurance Company's Group Benefits Bonus Incentive Program. Read more.
UPMC Health Plan | We Introduce “The Better Option” Producer Incentive for Individual Sales
UPMC Health Plan has two ways to help you earn incentives during Pennie’s COVID-19 special enrollment period (SEP). Enroll qualifying individuals between February 15 - May 15, 2021, with March - June 2021 effective dates, to qualify for the incentives below. Read more.