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Scott Kilpatrick

Employer Reporting Requirements under ACA

Update 12/22/2017: The IRS extended the deadline for providing the statements to employees/individuals in 2018. No extension for the IRS … 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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Memorial Hermann Underwriting and Program Updates for 2018

Memorial Herman recently announced a number of underwriting and program updates for 2018 in small group and large group. For … FULL STORY

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BCBS 2018 Discontinuation Notices Explained

In 2018, BCBS will update their entire portfolio of ACA-compliant regulated small group (1-50) plans. All 2017 plans will be … FULL STORY

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BCBS Small Group Broker Compensation Change in 2018

BCBS of TX revised broker compensation on small group business. For new business effective beginning 1/1/2018 and upon renewal on/after … FULL STORY

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UHC: Oct-Dec Transitional Relief Groups Can Move to Jan 1, 2018 Anniversary

On Feb 23, 2017, CMS extended Transitional Relief for small employers through 2018.

CMS is expected to issue another extension next … FULL STORY

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BCBS Enhances Blue Balance Funded Program for Small Groups (10-50) and Begins Outreach

Earlier this month, BCBS began a communication outreach program to introduce their recently updated Blue Balance Funded program to existing … FULL STORY

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HSA Limits for Contributions, Deductibles, and Out-of-Pocket

2015
2016
2017
2018
2019

HDHP Minimum Deductible
IndividualFamily
$1,300$2,600
$1,300$2,600
$1,300$2,600
$1,350$2,700
$1,350$2,700

HDHP Maximum Out-of-Pocket
IndividualFamily
$6,450$12,900
$6,550$13,100
$6,550$13,100
$6,650$13,300
$6,750$13,500

HSA Contribution Limit
IndividualFamily
$3,350$6,650
$3,350$6,750
$3,400$6,750
$3,450$6,900
$3,500$7,000

HSA Catch-Up Contributions (age 55+)
Per Person
$1,000
$1,000
$1,000
$1,000
$1,000

2015 HSA limits (Apr 24, 2014)
2016 HSA limits (May … FULL STORY

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Scott & White Suspends Short Term PPO Plan Sales

Effective immediately, Insurance Company of Scott and White (ICSW) is suspending approval of Short-Term PPO applications. All applications that have … FULL STORY

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BCBS: New Standard SBC Tool for 1-150 Life Groups

Today (Mar 24), BCBS will make their new online standard Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) tool available. The tool … FULL STORY

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