Kilpatrick

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

Posted in Industry News | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on DOL Issues Final Guidance on Association Health Plans

UHC Broker Resource Guide – Link to Kits Always Updated

UHC maintains broker resource guides containing enrollment applications, product grids, broker licensing and commission forms, underwriting checklists, and other miscellaneous … FULL STORY

Posted in Carrier News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on UHC Broker Resource Guide – Link to Kits Always Updated

Humana to Change Underwriting Process for 10-100 Life Groups

Beginning 7/1 for quotes effective 9/1/2018 and later, Humana will change how they underwrite risk-rated groups with 10-100 lives. Currently, … FULL STORY

Posted in Carrier News | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Humana to Change Underwriting Process for 10-100 Life Groups

Apple Watch now part of UnitedHealthcare Motion rewards program

UnitedHealthcare is encouraging people across the country to improve their health by walking, enabling eligible plan participants to obtain Apple … FULL STORY

Posted in Carrier News | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Apple Watch now part of UnitedHealthcare Motion rewards program

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

Posted in Industry News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on CMS Extends Small Group Transitional Relief Policies through 2019

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

Posted in Carrier News | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on BCBS of TX Announces ‘Affordability Cures’ Initiative to Invest in Lowering Premiums

Cigna: IRS Extends Reporting Due Dates for 1095 Forms Sent to Individuals 2018

On December 22, 2017, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced extended deadlines for 2017 Minimum Essential Coverage (Section 6055) and … FULL STORY

Posted in Industry News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Cigna: IRS Extends Reporting Due Dates for 1095 Forms Sent to Individuals 2018

Employer Reporting Requirements under ACA

Update 12/22/2017: The IRS extended the deadline for providing the statements to employees/individuals in 2018. No extension for the IRS … FULL STORY

Posted in Industry News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Employer Reporting Requirements under ACA

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

Posted in Carrier News | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Memorial Hermann Underwriting and Program Updates for 2018

BCBS 2018 Discontinuation Notices Explained

In 2018, BCBS will update their entire portfolio of ACA-compliant regulated small group (1-50) plans. All 2017 plans will be … FULL STORY

Posted in Carrier News | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on BCBS 2018 Discontinuation Notices Explained