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Memorial Hermann Updates – Reinstatements & Auto-Renewals

Memorial Hermann Health Plan announced a few updates to their procedures for existing clients.

1. Policy Reinstatements – If a group’s … FULL STORY

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BCBS Mandatory Broker Training for SEP Process (individual)

BCBS will require all brokers who sell individual policies to complete a mandatory Special Enrollment Period (SEP) process training in … FULL STORY

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Humana Will Fully Exit Individual Commercial Medical Market in 2018

Humana announced that they will exit the individual commercial medical market in 2018. Read their┬ábroker communication for details. The termination … FULL STORY

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UHC Offering Transitional Relief Renewals in Small Group in 2017; Expects Program Extension Beyond 2017

UHC anticipates that the Trump administration will extend Transitional Relief allowing small employers to renew existing, non-compliant plans beyond 2017.

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CVS Pharmacies will be Out of Network with BCBS in 2017

Effective Jan 1, 2017, regardless of renewal date, CVS pharmacies will no longer be a part of BCBS of TX’s … FULL STORY

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Overview of Telehealth / Virtual Visit Benefits by Carrier

Every major Texas medical carrier will cover telehealth / virtual virtual visit programs. The table provides an overview of the … FULL STORY

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Humana’s Options for Transitional Relief Groups to Extend Coverage

Under federal guidelines, small group employers can maintain their current medical plans and continue to be medically underwritten until December … FULL STORY

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UHC’s Options for Transitional Relief Groups to Extend Coverage

Update Fri, Jan 20, 2017. UHC anticipates that the new Trump administration will extend Transitional Relief beyond 2017. UHC began … FULL STORY

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BCBS Offering Additional 3 Months to Oct 2016 Mid-Market Renewals and New Business

BCBS is offering a 15-month contract option to middle market groups (51-150) effective and renewing Oct 2016. The option extends … FULL STORY

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Aetna Reducing Small Group Commissions to 2%

Effective Nov 1, 2016, Aetna is reducing commissions on small group community rated (ACA-compliant) plans to 2% in Texas on … FULL STORY

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