Aries insurance services, a division of URL.
Health Plan Options

6/7 What are we watching and researching?

Please join Deb Wilkinson (URL's Health Plan Options Senior Vice President) for a webinar on June 7th at 10:30am EST for this round-table discussion on upcoming changes in the group and individual markets in Pennsylvania. Hearing your thoughts and discussing them in this open forum will educate all of us on what is ahead and where opportunities may lie.

We'll discuss:

  • 5500 filings
  • What is the family glitch? 
  • Did you see CMS' Strategic Initiatives list? 
  • Pricing Transparency begins July 1st! 
  • Path to Pennie 
  • ICHRA/QSEHRA: where is the opportunity? 
  • ALE counts & owners

Register now.

6/7 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 webinar 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

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.

7/26 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. Register now

Toolkit Items:

Producer Training Events for Highmark Agents - NEPA

Join the Highmark team for Spring Updates! We are offering in-person producer training events in NEPA in June. 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.

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

Capital Blue Cross | Member Newsletter

In this edition of Capital Blue Cross's member newsletter see topics including; Tips to be your healthy best; Save $$ on deals and discounts just for you; Looking for a therapist without leaving the house; and more. Read more.

Pennie | Feedback on SEP Policy Proposals Related to PHE Unwinding

The Pennie team has asked URL Insurance Group to provide feedback from our agent partners on two SEP policy proposals that would be used to help provide a more seamless transition for individuals losing Medicaid coverage due to the end of the public health emergency (PHE). If eligible for coverage through Pennie, these individuals would be enrolling with a Loss of MEC SEP therefore our policy proposals are targeted to individuals enrolling due to loss of MEC SEP, regardless of whether that MEC was Medicaid or other coverage. Read more.

Pennie | Periodic Data Matching Occurring This Week

Pennie will be running the mid-year periodic data matching (PDM) process to ensure customers receiving Advanced Premium Tax Credits (APTC) and/or Cost Sharing Reductions (CSR) have not lost their eligibility. 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 | What Effective Date Will My Client Receive?  

Check out this Special Election Period Quick Reference Chart. 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 | Website Walkthrough

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

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.