Health Care Reform News

Health Care Reform Essentials from URL | June 5th 2015 Edition

  • PID approves Highmark-BCNEPA merger
  • Highmark Update - Commonwealth Court Rules on UPMC Participation in Highmark Medicare Products
  • Aetna Producer News: Update your email | ACA requires SSN |Consumer newsletter | In other news
  • Highmark seeks high premium increases for individual health plans
  • Federally-facilitated Marketplace Agent and Broker Training and Registration for Plan Year 2015 Closing
  • Weekly PPACA Update Conference Call
  • Weekly PPACA Conference Call Archives
  • Seeking Rate Increases, Insurers Use Guesswork
  • Early clues to ObamaCare's impact
  • Congress and the Courts
  • Exchanging Ideas
  • Wolf seeks state authority over health insurance marketplace
  • March 31, 2015 Effectuated Enrollment Snapshot
  • Burwell: Health care on threshold of big change
  • There is no denying that Obamacare is hurting small businesses, says NFIB: PennLive letters

Health Care Reform Essentials from URL | May 21st 2015 Edition

  • Capital BlueCross Group Anniversary Date Change
  • Capital BlueCross 2016 HSA Cost of Living Adjustments (COLA)
  • Capital BlueCross BenefitFOCUS Spring 2015
  • Capital BlueCross Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) Questionnaire
  • Capital BlueCross PPACA Small Group Definition Change for 2016
  • Weekly PPACA Update Conference Call
  • Weekly PPACA Conference Call Archives
  • Measurement Madness; Making ACA Reporting Easy
  • PrimePay & URL | A Guide for Navigating the Employer Mandate
  • Obamacare Exchanges on Life Support
  • Senate panel launches probe into ObamaCare subsidies
  • Employers procrastinating on ACA recordkeeping compliance
  • NAHU's Washington Update May 15, 2015

Health Care Reform Essentials from URL | May 14th 2015 Edition

  • Capital BlueCross UPDATE Waiver of Group Health Insurance
  • IRS Released 2016 Health Savings Account Details
  • Weekly PPACA Update Conference Call
  • Weekly PPACA Conference Call Archives
  • Risk Corridors Falling Short
  • Half of State Exchanges Underfunded
  • AP-GfK Poll: Doubts on court's fairness in health law case
  • White House Warns Insurers About Surcharges and Gaps for Contraception

Health Care Reform Essentials from URL | May 8th 2015 Edition

  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Agency Action Alert - May 6, 2015
  • Capital Blue Cross Preventive Care Update: USPSTF Preventing Dental Caries in Children
  • UPMC Producer Update 5/1/15 - Preferred Pricing Option for Select Mid-Market Groups
  • Aetna Reminder: Control your compensation with Producer Service Fee for businesses with 1-100 employees in DE, PA and WV
  • Weekly PPACA Update Conference Call
  • Weekly PPACA Conference Call Archives
  • The Family Glitch
  • Senators demand better oversight of state ObamaCare spending
  • ER visits up under Obamacare despite promises, doctors’ poll finds
  • Imminent rulings may have drastic changes to benefits industry
  • Governor Wolf Asks Federal Government for State-Based Marketplace to Protect 382,000 Pennsylvanians

Health Care Reform Essentials from URL | April 30th 2015 Edition

  • Highmark Small Group Update - Small groups who grandmothered in 2014 can keep their plan in 2015
  • Highmark Channel Insights - News for the Producer Community - March/April 2015
  • UPMC Producer Update - Summer Producer Incentive Program and July Renewals Available in Producer OnLine
  • Aetna discontinuation of tobacco surveys make it easier for DE, PA and WV quoting and administration
  • Delta Medix leaves BCNEPA networks
  • Aetna Opportunity alert: Producer service fees for small group businesses in DE, PA and WV
  • Aetna Small Group Webinar
  • Weekly PPACA Update Conference Call
  • Weekly PPACA Conference Call Archives
  • Republicans reach budget deal, take aim at Obamacare
  • Milwaukee-based Assurant Health to be sold off or shut down
  • 5 unique ways to spend FSA dollars
  • ACA tax credit recipients had to repay average of $729
  • Payback Requirements Surprise Obamacare Subsidy Recipients
  • Report: Insurers skirt health law's protections for women