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Benefix Quoting Platform - New Features Training

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Live Benefix Training + Q&A

Spring represents a time of growth and change, which means Benefix is releasing brand new features! We've made it even easier to run quotes for your small groups in no time at all. An updated look to Step 2, auto-selecting plans, and the ability to customize your proposal for every group are just a few of the highlights.

Join Benefix on Tuesday, April 5th at 11am or Thursday, April 7th at 2pm ET for a live training + Q&A. Register now

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. 

Capital Blue Cross | Check Out The Latest Updates

See the latest updates form Capital Blue Cross including: Government website still offers additional at-home COVID-19 tests for free; Free biometric screenings available at Capital Blue Cross Connect locations; Making employer group payments on time; 2021 Healthy Blue Rewards dollars expire in March; and Member enrollment and eligibility correspondence. Read more.

Capital Blue Cross | Member Newsletter 

In this edition of the member newsletter see topics including: Tips to be Your Healthy Best; Save more on Groceries with Giant and Flashfood; Save $35 in March with Fitness Your Way; Paws for Concern for Our Furry Family and more. Read more

Geisinger | Broker Bulletin  

In this edition of Geisinger's broker newsletter see topics including: Henry Cancer Center grand opening; April broker webinar: GFA reporting; Broker Portal coming soon; Two Geisinger hospitals named to Newsweek's World's Best Hospitals 2022 list and more. Read more

CMS Releases “Medicaid Unwinding” Tools as States Prepare for Medicaid Exodus

Nearly 85 million people enrolled in Medicaid will have their eligibility redetermined at the end of the public health emergency, triggering a high risk of coverage loss of eligible individuals. 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.

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

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