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Scott Kilpatrick

COVID-19 Carrier and Industry Resources

This article organizes and summarizes carrier and industry resources and carrier accommodations related to COVID-19. We are constantly updating this … FULL STORY

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CMS Extends Small Group Transitional Relief Policies

On Jan 31, 2020, CMS issued a new one year extension of its transitional policy for non-grandfathered small group plans … FULL STORY

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TDI Implements Laws Protecting Texans from Surprise Billing and Freestanding ERs

In 2019, the Texas legislature passed four bills intended to protect Texas patients from surprise billing from out-of-network providers and … FULL STORY

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Signed Budget Deal Repeals ACA Taxes and Extends PCORI Fee

President Trump signed a budget spending deal that includes many items related to health care.

It repeals three significant taxes included … FULL STORY

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BCBS Mandatory Broker Training for SEP Process (individual)

BCBS of TX requires all brokers who sell individual policies to complete a mandatory Special Enrollment Period (SEP) process training … FULL STORY

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Employer Reporting Requirements under the ACA

Update 12/2/2019: The IRS extended the deadline for providing the statements to employees/individuals in 2020. No extension for the IRS … FULL STORY

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Memorial Hermann Small Group Plan Changes in 2020

For 2020 effective dates, Memorial Hermann modified a few benefits on their existing 2019 small group and Hybrid plans. The … FULL STORY

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BCBS Offering First Year Renewal Rate Cap on New Mid-Market Business Dec 2019 – Mar 2020

BCBS will give a first year renewal rate cap of 9.5% to all new mid-market (51-150 segment) medical cases written … FULL STORY

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All Savers Offering 15 Month Rate Guarantees Nov 2019 – Jan 2020

All Savers will offer a 15 month rate guarantee to groups effective or renewing Nov 2019 through Jan 2020.

Renewing Groups … FULL STORY

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BCBS: Initial Premium Payment not Required for Off-Exchange Applications

BCBS recent implemented a new business rule in their Retail Shopping Cart and Retail Producer Portal to allow individual under … FULL STORY

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