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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: 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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Trump and Health Care Reform 2.0

(Originally posted on Nov 23, 2016; revised over time.)

The future of our health care system and how it will change … 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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Cigna: IRS Extends Reporting Due Dates for 1095 Forms Sent to Individuals

On November 18, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced extended deadlines for 2016 Minimum Essential Coverage (Section 6055) and … FULL STORY

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Employer Reporting Requirements under ACA

Update 11/18/2016: The IRS extended the deadline for providing the statements to employees/individuals in 2017. No extension for the IRS … FULL STORY

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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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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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