Health Care Reform News

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

Health Care Reform Essentials from URL | January 23rd 2015 Edition

  • Geisinger Health Plan | Important Notice - Individual Commissions
  • Capital BlueCross' Producer Incentive Program is Back!
  • Highmark Small Group Update - New business rates available for April - June 2015 effective dates
  • Capital BlueCross Deadline Extended
  • Weekly PPACA Update Conference Call
  • Weekly PPACA Conference Call Archives
  • CMS chief Tavenner's out; politics complicate replacing her
  • Obamacare penalty may come as shock at tax time
  • Obamacare: One Year Review
  • Tavenner’s successor at CMS ‘positive sign’ for brokers
  • Employers grapple with key ACA compliance requirements
  • Best sales and marketing tips: PPACA
  • Applying For Pa. Medicaid Expansion? Wait In Line
  • Gov.-elect Tom Wolf nervous about new job, but poll shows most Pennsylvanians aren’t
  • Insurers Bullish On Obamacare, Despite Supreme Court Uncertainty
  • House approves ObamaCare bill despite veto threat

Health Care Reform Essentials from URL | January 15th 2015 Edition

  • UPMC Cutoff Dates for ON and OFF Exchange for 2/1/2015 Effective Date
  • Capital BlueCross UPDATE Per Member Rate Calculation
  • Assurant Important notice regarding commission changes
  • Aetna Plan Design Documents (PDD) tool for Small Group now available on Producer World
  • Highmark Agency Action Alert - Jan. 14, 2015
  • Weekly PPACA Update Conference Call
  • Weekly PPACA Conference Call Archives
  • Broker licensing bill signed into law
  • Reports of progress in Highmark, UPMC ‘continuity of care’ talks
  • Wolf names Miller next Pennsylvania insurance commissioner
  • Casey, Toomey co-sponsor bill to repeal medical-device tax

Health Care Reform Essentials from URL | January 9th 2015 Edition

  • Frequently Asked Questions about your health coverage
  • Cut Off Dates for 2-1-15
  • How to Print UPMC ID Cards
  • Highmark Individual Market Update | Agency Action Alert - Jan. 7, 2015
  • Highmark Individual Market Update - Payment deadline extension for Jan. 1 effective dates
  • Weekly PPACA Update Conference Call
  • Weekly PPACA Conference Call Archives
  • IRS Publication | Health Care Law: What's New for Individuals & Families
  • Obamacare vote to test Democrats’ resolve under Republican majority
  • What H&R Block says about PPACA
  • IRS Cautions Preparers about Schedule C Mistakes
  • Dilemma over deductibles: Costs crippling middle class
  • Independence Blue Cross discloses data breach after records end up in trash
  • FFM News Alert for Agents/Brokers: Eligibility Determination Notices with Data Matching Issues
  • FFM News Alert for Agents/Brokers: Automatic Re-Enrollments