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UPMC Health Plan to Change Small Group (1–50) ACA Offerings in Central & Eastern PA.

On Dec. 1, 2021, UPMC Health Plan will retire its small group ACA coverage. The affected groups that renew their coverage before December 2021 will maintain their coverage through their 2022 renewal date. Read more.

FAQS About Affordable Care Act and Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 Implementation Part 49

The Department of Labor released new guidance regarding implementation of the Transparency in Coverage final rule as well as certain sections of the Consolidated Appropriations Act. These FAQs released by the DOL provide an updated timeline for when these policies will go into place. Read more.

Biden Administration Delays Enforcement of New Plan Transparency and Disclosure Requirements 

All health insurance carriers and employers that offer group health coverage to their employees have a wide range of pending compliance responsibilities related to the "No Surprises Act" section of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (CAA) and the final health plan transparency rules. Read more

Pennie | Important Information on Pennie Notices

Pennie launched its Periodic Data Matching (PDM) process and those customers who had a resulting data matching issue (DMI) received a notice indicating they had a discrepancy they needed to resolve. Read more.

Pennie | Broker Certification

The new and free Pennie-Certified Broker training is now available! Read more.

Pennie | What Effective Date Will My Client Receive?  

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

9/16 Growing Resilience: The Power of Human Connection and Lessons

Join Central Penn Business Group on Heath and Dr. Diller, Director of WellSpan Employee Assistance Program on Thursday, September 16th at 11am for a Online Event: Mental Health Series - Growing Resilience: The Power of Human Connection and Lessons. In this session, Dr. Diller provides a guide on the key areas in supporting our fellow colleagues and coworkers. The objectives are:

  • Attendees will be able to identify multiple lessons learned from the pandemic that will aid in supporting good mental health, with specific focus on the power of human connection
  • Attendees will be able to identify specific strategies in supporting the psychological and wellbeing of their fellow coworkers
  • Attendees will have access to resources that lead to actionable steps in growing resilience and fostering good mental health

Register now!

9/22 HealthCare2U - A Direct Primary Care Model

Please join us to learn about a new-to-market Direct Primary Care model that can be offered to employer groups as a stand-alone benefit, combined with a MEC/MVP program or even with a comprehensive group health plan. Register now!