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Highmark Update: Highmark Teams Up with Civica Rx and BCBSA to Lower Outpatient Generic Drug Costs

Highmark is partnering with the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association as well as 17 other Blue Plans to invest in launching a non-profit drug company with Civica Rx that will create alternatives to “high-cost” generic drugs. Learn more.

Highmark Update: Highmark to Offer New Pharmacy Formulary, Effective  February 1, 2020

Effective February 1, 2020, Highmark will be offering a new formulary, called the Core formulary. This formulary will replace the Progressive formulary for commercial business and therefore the Progressive formulary will not be available beginning December 31 2020.

Capital BlueCross | What we're sending groups: 360° for Business

Informing Members About Cervical Cancer | New to My Cap BlueCross Voice-Enabled Skill | Personal Coaching Is New to Healthy Blue Rewards | Capital Counsel—Legislative News for Your Business | 360° of Health and Wellness: Radon | Happening Now at Capital Blue. Learn more.

GHP Commercial Weekly Bulletin: Jan. 28, 2020

UPMC Sunbury closure, new urgent care fliers, stop the snooze. Learn more.

Three Healthcare Trends To Watch In 2020

Our healthcare system is at a crossroads. Many people are fed up with rising costs and long wait times. Companies are starting to understand their role in helping to change the healthcare industry (and the underlying business opportunity). Learn more.


Researchers stated that plans to move towards "more privately paid healthcare" would shift the burden further onto low-income households. Learn more.

Opinion: The way your company can offer health insurance is changing in a fundamental way — and no one knows about it

Starting this year, some employees will have a new set of health insurance options. Instead of choosing plans preselected by their employer, these employees will receive tax-free dollars from their employer and will use these funds to purchase their health insurance from the individual marketplace. Learn more.

Highmark joins other Blue plans in making generic drugs

Highmark is among 18 Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance plans that are investing $55 million to create cheaper versions of expensive generic drugs for consumers. Learn more.

Trump administration finalizing Medicaid block grant plan targeting Obamacare

The Trump administration is finalizing a plan to let states convert a chunk of Medicaid funding to block grants, even as officials remain divided over how to sell the controversial change to the safety net health program. Learn more.

2/20 URL Coffee Chat | Get to know Dena McVicker and Colonial Life

Colonial Life offers worksite products to compliment your group health sales and presenting the options to your group health client is as easy as making an introduction. Join us for a URL Coffee Chat on February 20, 2020 at 10:30 AM to learn how you can better protect your group health clients and increase your income with new sources of revenue. Learn more.

2/21 Highmark Update:You’re Invited to Attend a Free Continuing Education Course on ‘Annuity Suitability’

Do you hold a Life, Accident, and Health Insurance license? If so, the state of Pennsylvania passed Act 48 on December 26, 2018 which requires producers to complete a mandatory four hour continuing education (CE) course in Annuity Suitability. Learn more.

2/26 2020 Gateway University

Join URL and the #1 DSNP plan in PA, Gateweay Health Plan, for an educational seminar at our office on February 26th at 10am to identify Special Needs prospects and find out how to close sales. Learn more.

3/13 URL Coffee Chat | Get to know Michelle Folk and Geisinger Health Plan

Did you know that Geisinger's network has expanded and they are currently offering the highest compensation in the area? Join us for a URL Coffee Chat on March 13, 2020 at 10:30 AM to learn more. Learn more.

3/19 URL Coffee Chat | Get to know Chris Gardner, Brad Wiseman and MetLife

MetLife has an incredible reputation in the industry for great service and great products. Join us for a URL Coffee Chat on March 19, 2020 at 10:30 AM to learn more about how you can add these products to your sales process and further protect your group from unexpected claims. Learn more.

3/25 Aetna Senior Supplemental & Ancillary Training

Join us for a seminar at our office on March 25th at 10am with Aetna Senior Supplemental to learn about their vast portfolio of products to better serve your clients. Learn more.

3/26 Meet with Dena McVicker from Colonial Life to review your block for opportunities!

Colonial Life offers worksite products to compliment your group health sales and presenting the options to your group health client is as easy as making an introduction. Make your appointment with Dena McVicker to review your block of business for opportunities now. Learn more.

5/11-5/12 What is the PAHU State Expo?

Join us in Lancaster, PA for our PAHU State Expo! Learn more.

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