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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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Reinsurance Reporting from Self-Funded Employers Due Nov 15, 2016

Employers who offered a self-funded plan at anytime from Jan-Sep 2016 are required to submit their reinsurance reporting to HHS … FULL STORY

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Cigna: Summary of Changes to Forms 1094 & 1095 for 2016

On October 3, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released final 2016 Forms 1094-C and 1095-C and their accompanying instructions. … 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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HSA Limits for Contributions, Deductibles, and Out-of-Pocket

2014
2015
2016
2017

HDHP Minimum Deductible
IndividualFamily
$1,250$2,500
$1,300$2,600
$1,300$2,600
$1,300$2,600

HDHP Maximum Out-of-Pocket
IndividualFamily
$6,350$12,700
$6,450$12,900
$6,550$13,100
$6,550$13,100

HSA Contribution Limit
IndividualFamily
$3,300$6,550
$3,350$6,650
$3,350$6,750
$3,400$6,750

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

2015 HSA limits (Apr 24, 2014)
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Aetna to Discontinue PPO Plans in TX Small Group Aug 2016

Effective Aug 1, 2016, Aetna will discontinue offering PPO-based plans in the Texas small group, community rated market. Aetna will … FULL STORY

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