Health Care Reform News

Health Care Reform Essentials from URL | May 5th 2016 Edition

  • IRS Provides Information on How Certain ACA Provisions Affect Small Employers
  • HSA Contribution Limits and Minimum Deductibles Announced for 2017
  • Highmark Channel Insights: News for the Producer Community - Spring 2016
  • UPMC Summer Double Down Incentive!
  • Capital BlueCross Individual Short Term Medical Application Change & Rate Increase and SEP Documentation
  • UPMC | The results are in!
  • Aetna $50 AFA broker bonus for PA, DE, WV brokers
  • Health Care Briefs for April 25 - 29, 2016
  • Docs face stark choices under new Medicare pay proposal
  • Millions of Poor Still Could Have Gotten Coverage Without Obamacare
  • Weekly PPACA Update Conference Call
  • Weekly PPACA Conference Call Archives

Health Care Reform Essentials from URL | April 28th 2016 Edition

  • Reminder: Employer Receipt of 2016 Marketplace Notices Expected This Spring
  • Introduction to HIPAA
  • New ACA Implementation FAQs on Coverage of Preventive Services, Mental Health Parity, and More
  • Reminder: Employer Receipt of 2016 Marketplace Notices Expected This Spring
  • Capital BlueCross Changes to the Application for Group Benefits
  • Capital BlueCross Blue Distinction Center Program
  • Capital BlueCross Individual Short Term Medical Application Change & Rate Increase and SEP Documentation
  • Aetna $50 AFA broker bonus for PA, DE, WV brokers
  • Highmark Small Group Update: Grandmothering Renewal Option
  • Highmark Agency Action Alert for the week of April 18, 2016
  • HSAs Under Attack In Obamacare Exchanges
  • GOP group submits ObamaCare replacement plan
  • HSA & HRA -- Can I Have Both?
  • More Exchange Plans Offer Patients Easier Access To Some Expensive Drugs: Report
  • Oregon health plan to exit market amid steep competition, falling revenues
  • The big way Obamacare helps the poor isn’t really about their health
  • Medicare Cuts Payments To 721 Hospitals With Highest Rates Of Infections, Injuries
  • Health Care Briefs for April 18 - 22, 2016
  • Analysis of the DOL's Final Fiduciary Rule on Fixed Annuities
  • Weekly PPACA Update Conference Call
  • Weekly PPACA Conference Call Archives

Health Care Reform Essentials from URL | April 21st 2016 Edition

  • Employee Compensation
  • Limited Penalty Relief for Employers Correcting Information Reporting Errors (Forms 1094 and 1095)
  • Health Care Briefs for April 11 - 15, 2016
  • UnitedHealth to Pull Back From Insurance Exchanges, Citing Losses
  • 7 questions employers have about the new fiduciary regs
  • Free Clinics Expanding Mission To Help Insured Patients With High Expenses
  • Study confirms medical costs rising for post-ObamaCare patients – along with premiums
  • Lunch & Learn: Disability Income 101 on April 27th
  • Weekly PPACA Update Conference Call
  • Weekly PPACA Conference Call Archives

Health Care Reform Essentials from URL | April 14th 2016 Edition

  • HR Compliance Quick-Check
  • IRS Health Care Tax Tip: 8 Things to Know About the Small Business Tax Credit
  • CMS New requirements for FFM agents/brokers effective January 1, 2017
  • Capital BlueCross Federally Facilitated Health Insurance Marketplace Member Data Match Issues
  • Banet's Bullet - Breaking News for Group Business
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Agency Action Alert for the week of April 4, 2016
  • UPMC Self Assure Level Funding is now available for groups under 100!
  • 16 Group Health Tools
  • 2016 Product Information
  • Capital BlueCross Laboratory Tiered Cost Share Benefit
  • Legal battle continues for midstate health system merger
  • Sales of Short-Term Health Policies Surge
  • Washington Update from NAHU
  • Health Care Briefs for April 4 - 8, 2016
  • CMS Agents/Brokers: Watch it now!
  • CMS News for Federally-facilitated Marketplace Agents and Brokers - April 2016 Edition
  • Self-Funded Group Health Plans 101 Webinar on April 21st
  • Lunch & Learn: Disability Income 101 on April 27th
  • Weekly PPACA Update Conference Call
  • Weekly PPACA Conference Call Archives

Health Care Reform Essentials from URL | April 7th 2016 Edition

  • ACA Information Reporting Reminder: First Employee Statements Due by March 31, 2016
  • DOL Audits: Prevention & Preparation
  • CMS New requirements for FFM agents/brokers effective January 1, 2017
  • Capital BlueCross Group eCheck Payment Option, Avalon Stop Loss-Lasers at Renewal, and BenefitWallet
  • Highmark Agency Action Alert for the week of April 4, 2016
  • 2016 Product Information
  • Self-Funded Group Health Plans 101 Webinar on April 21st
  • Lunch & Learn: Disability Income 101 on April 27th
  • Weekly PPACA Update Conference Call
  • Weekly PPACA Conference Call Archives
  • Bill seeks to address rising health insurance rates
  • 5 strategies to cut healthcare costs without cutting benefits