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BCBS Reinstates St Lukes Network Agreements without Contract Lapse

BCBS and CommonSpirit Health reached an agreement to reinstate CommonSpirit’s network agreements with no lapse in network participation. CommonSpirit is … FULL STORY

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BCBS Updates Retail (Individual Under 65) Compensation to PMPM in 2021

BCBS is changing its compensation schedule for individual under 65 major medical qualified health plans (QHPs). They are moving away … FULL STORY

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BCBS Transitions to New SBC Tool for 2021

BCBS is transitioning to a new platform to generate SBCs for group and individual market plans. The old tool will … 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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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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BCBS: Initial Premium Payment not Required for Off-Exchange Applications

BCBS recent implemented a new business rule in their Retail Shopping Cart and Retail Producer Portal to allow individual under … FULL STORY

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BCBS Requires All Individual Producers to Update their Express Links

On July 29, BCBS implemented system-wide updates on their Retail Producer Portal. They issued new Express Links to all Retail … FULL STORY

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DOL Issues Final Guidance on Association Health Plans

On Thu, Jun 21, the Department of Labor published a final rule to expand the availability of Association Health Plans … FULL STORY

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CMS Extends Small Group Transitional Relief Policies through 2019

On Apr 9, 2018, CMS issued a new one year extension of its transitional policy for non-grandfathered plans that are … FULL STORY

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BCBS of TX Announces ‘Affordability Cures’ Initiative to Invest in Lowering Premiums

BCBS of TX announced a multi-year strategy to invest in lowering group market premiums. They are contributing to Affordability Cures, … FULL STORY

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