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Highmark Clarification on Updated Out-of-Network Authorization Requirements effective Jan. 1, 2020

Please read this important reminder. We want to make you aware of an important change regarding out-of-network authorizations that will affect your commercial clients' members. Learn more.

2020 Highmark Individual Market Open Enrollment Period Materials Now Available

We are excited to release our new and enhanced marketing materials for 2020! Thank you for your patience as we worked to finalize and distribute our new materials. Learn more.

Highmark Update- Commission Update: 2020 Schedule C: Commission Schedule Now Available

The 2020 Schedule C: Commission Schedule, effective Jan. 1, 2020, outlines the commission payment policies for producers working with Highmark in central Pennsylvania.

GHP Commercial Weekly Bulletin: Nov. 5, 2019

We’ve got great news about our level-funded GFA products! Read on for important updates for new business and renewals. Learn more.

UPMC Health Plan | Your fall 2019 Quarterly Advantage newsletter

This issue of the UPMC Health Plan Quarterly Advantage Producer Newsletter features valuable information on many topics, including level-funding arrangements for small groups, the importance of proper workstation ergonomics, UPMC Health Plan’s diabetes prevention and management programs, and more. Learn more.

UPMC Individual Marketplace Webinar on Producer Portal

UPMC Health Plan is providing a recorded webinar for the 2020 Individual Product and Marketplace Updates. Learn more.

House Insurance Committee approves legislation to protect consumers from surprise medical balance bills

The state House Insurance Committee recently approved legislation sponsored by Rep. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) that aims to protect consumers from surprise medical balance bills. Learn more.

'Medicare for All' threatens veterans health care

For years, efforts to provide veterans more health care outside the Department of Veterans Affairs have been described by critics as a plot to dismantle the VA medical system. Learn more.

IRS updates rules on retirement plan hardship distributions

Employers who allow for hardship distributions from their 401(k) or 403(b) plans should be aware that the Internal Revenue Service recently finalized updates to the hardship distribution regulations to reflect legislative changes. Learn more.

CMS: Stay tuned for final rule on hospital price transparency

As the Trump administration released final rules Friday around physician reimbursement and site-neutral payments as part of the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS), a proposal that would require hospitals to post "shoppable prices" remains on hold—at least for now. Learn more.

URL's 2020 President's Club

Check your rank to see if you’re on track to join us at Hotel Bennett in charming and historic Charleston, SC. Check your rank.


2020 FFM Certification Training

Sign onto the portal and complete your ACA Individual Marketplace testing today! Start training.

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