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Scott Kilpatrick

New COVID-19 Special Enrollment Period in Individual Market Feb 15 – May 15

On Jan 28, in response to an executive order signed by President Biden, CMS announced it will provide a special … FULL STORY

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Broker Compensation Disclosure Requirements in CAA 2021

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA) signed into law by President Trump on Dec 27, 2020, contained many policy provisions … FULL STORY

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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 Mandatory Broker Training for SEP Process (individual)

This article was updated on 2/17 to reflect a change in the deadlines to affirm training completion. Previously, the deadline … FULL STORY

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Group Health Plans – Determination of Medicare Part D Creditable Coverage Status

Employers are required to provide notices to Medicare-eligible individuals covered by their prescription drug plan about whether the plan 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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BCBS Providing Premium Credits on November 2020 Billing Statements

BCBS will issue premium credits to fully insured group customers on their November 2020 billing statements. The credits apply as … FULL STORY

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Employer Reporting Requirements under the ACA

Update 10/2/2020: The IRS extended the deadline for providing the statements to employees/individuals in 2021. No extension for the IRS … FULL STORY

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BCBS Launches Financial Relief Program for 51+ Insured Customers

BCBS of TX announced a COVID-19 Economic Response Program designed to help new and existing fully insured employer group customers … FULL STORY

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