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Scott Kilpatrick

BCBS Launches Financial Relief Program for 51+ Insured Customers

BCBS of TX announced a COVID-19 Economic Response Program designed to help new and existing fully insured employer group customers … FULL STORY

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UHC and Houston Methodist Finalize Network Agreement Effective June 1, 2020

UHC and Houston Methodist finalized a multi-year network agreement to bring Methodist’s facilities back into UHC’s provider networks. The agreement … FULL STORY

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All Savers Offering 15 Month Rate Guarantees

All Savers will offer a 15 month rate guarantee to groups effective or renewing Nov 2019 – Jan 2020 and … FULL STORY

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NAHU: Emergency Extension of COBRA Election Timeframes

This article is adapted from this NAHU update.

Earlier this week, the DOL and IRS released an emergency final regulation regarding … FULL STORY

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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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