Health Care Reform News

Health Care Reform Essentials from URL | February 19th 2015 Edition

  • Governor Wolf Delivers Victory for CHIP Buy-In Program, Ensures Families will Keep Coverage and be Held Harmless
  • Capital BlueCross Update Anthem Data Breach
  • Blue Cross of Northeastern PA Security Update
  • Aetna CMS allows ‘In Line’ Special Enrollment Period through FFM Feb. 16 – 22, 2015
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Channel Insights January / February 2015
  • Highmark Blue Shield Channel Insights January / February 2015
  • Capital BlueCross | Private Group Exchange 101 Webinar
  • Weekly PPACA Update Conference Call
  • Weekly PPACA Conference Call Archives
  • Form 1095-C: PPACA employer reporting demons
  • Obamacare rescue ruled out by some states, others weigh options
  • Penn State Health Care Partners chosen as accountable care organization
  • IRS tweaks some PPACA employer penalty rules

Health Care Reform Essentials from URL | February 12th 2015 Edition

  • CHIP Letter to Families
  • Application for Exemption from the Shared Responsibility Payment for Individuals who Experience Hardships
  • Governor Tom Wolf Launches Medicaid Expansion in Pennsylvania
  • Highmark | Please Remove All "Courtesy Pass" Communications That You May Have Posted
  • Highmark Open Enrollment Update | Agent information not always transferring with on-exchange applications
  • Capital BlueCross' Producer Incentive Program is Back!
  • Statement from IBC Regarding Anthem Cyber Attack
  • David Banet Health Care Briefs for February 2 - 6, 2015
  • Highmark Update - Information about Anthem's Security Breach
  • Capital BlueCross Anthem Data Breach Bulletin
  • Capital BlueCross | Private Group Exchange 101 Webinar
  • Weekly PPACA Update Conference Call
  • Weekly PPACA Conference Call Archives
  • Recipients of Obamacare Subsidies Could Face Tax Surprise
  • Top 10 counties with residents enrolling in Healthcare.gov exchanges
  • Medicaid expansion could leave some with marketplace coverage in the lurch
  • New SHOP User Guides Now Available

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

  • Highmark Blue Shield Open Enrollment Update - Agent information not always transferring with on-exchange applications
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Open Enrollment Update - Agent information not always transferring with on-exchange applications
  • Banet's Bullets: Individual customers: New 2015 prior authorization requirements for high dose narcotics on the Select Drug Program formulary
  • Highmark Update - Revised Accommodation Announcement Talking Points
  • Geisinger Health Plan | Group Marketplace Broker Handbook
  • Geisinger Health Plan | Important Notice - Individual Commissions
  • Capital BlueCross' Producer Incentive Program is Back!
  • Weekly PPACA Update Conference Call
  • Weekly PPACA Conference Call Archives
  • New SHOP User Guides Now Available
  • CBO Report: Obamacare to Cost Government $50K Per Person
  • Republicans to Block Legislative Fix to Health-Care Law
  • Big Changes Ahead for Healthcare Payments
  • Health Reform’s First Tax Season
  • Penalty Relief Related to Advance Payments of the Premium Tax Credit for 2014
  • Despite lack of knowledge, public supports ACA subsidies
  • Do You Know the Way to HSA?
  • How To Boost Your Retirement Kitty -- Without Contributing To Your 401(k)

Health Care Reform Essentials from URL | January 29th 2015 Edition

  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Agency Action Alert - Jan 22, 2015
  • Highmark Blue Shield Agency Action Alert - Jan 22, 2015
  • Adding Assurant Supplemental Coverage is as easy as 1-2-3
  • Geisinger Health Plan | Important Notice - Individual Commissions
  • Capital BlueCross' Producer Incentive Program is Back!
  • Weekly PPACA Update Conference Call
  • Weekly PPACA Conference Call Archives
  • SHOP Agent Broker User Guide-Now Available!
  • Obamacare enrollment up in Pennsylvania
  • Regulators to liquidate Iowa PPACA plan
  • 5 states with the highest insurance costs if subsidies are lost

Health Care Reform Essentials from URL | May 28th 2015 Edition

  • Federally-facilitated Marketplace Agent and Broker Training and Registration for Plan Year 2015 Closing
  • Highmark Small Group Update - Revised grandmothering materials from April 28 alert
  • Capital BlueCross Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) Questionnaire UPDATE & CareFirst BCBS Security Breach
  • Aetna Health Care Reform Update for the week of May 18
  • Producer Update 5/28/15 - UPMC Health Plan announces new producer incentive program
  • 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 Insurance Premiums to Jump, up to 51%
  • Do 2015 HIX numbers validate employer approach?
  • Senate GOP prepared to replace Obamacare subsidies
  • Tech Rivalries Impede Digital Medical Record Sharing
  • Former Connector head wants simplified ACA subsidy eligibility process
  • ‘Underinsurance’: Democrats have a new health care fight in mind
  • Study says excise tax could affect health care savings accounts
  • Feds unveil final Obamacare out-of-pocket limits
  • Banet Health Care Briefs for May 18 - 22, 2015
  • URL partners with BASIC Guru