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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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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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Cigna: The American Health Care Act – A Milestone Toward Repeal and Replace

The next era of U.S. health care reform is underway with a focus on repeal and replace of the Affordable … FULL STORY

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Humana’s Transitional Relief Options for Small Employers Renewing in 2017

On Feb 23, 2017, CMS issued new guidance extending Transitional Relief through 2018. Employers that offer health plans that are … FULL STORY

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BCBS to Begin Outreach about Updated Blue Balanced Funded Program

Later this week, BCBS will begin reaching out to existing small employers and their agents about the newest version of … FULL STORY

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CMS Extends Small Group Transitional Relief Policies through 2018

On Feb 23, 2017, CMS issued a new one year extension of its transitional policy for non-grandfathered plans that are … FULL STORY

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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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