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Healthcare Reform

Congress Approves Change To ACA’s Small Business Rules

Congress yesterday approved “legislation aimed at preventing premium increases that some smaller businesses were expecting next year under President Barack Obama’s health care law.” Currently, the ACA defines small businesses as having up to 50 workers. That number increases to 100 on Jan. 1, 2016. The bill approved Thursday “would keep the small business definition at 50 workers but let states increase the number if they choose.”

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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced that the EEO-1 Joint Reporting Committee has extended the deadline for all EEO-1 Report Filers from September 30 to October 30. The Employer Information Report EEO-1, otherwise known as the EEO-1 Report, must be submitted and certified by October 30 at the latest. Visit the EEOC EEO-1 Survey Webpage

http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/eeo1survey/

UHC Oxford 2015

 

Connecticut MLR Disclosure to Insurance Applicants
Health insurers in Connecticut are required under state insurance law to disclose Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) to insurance applicants with each individual or group health insurance application for coverage. We have prepared the enclosed letters outlining MLR for 2014 for use with your Connecticut UnitedHealthcare and Oxford fully insured and self-funded clients.

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Press Release
September 25, 2015

Contact: Matt Anderson, 212-709-1691


NYDFS, CMS, NYSOH ANNOUNCE ACTIONS REGARDING HEALTH REPUBLIC INSURANCE OF NEW YORK

Health Republic To Cease Writing New Insurance Policies; Current Policies Remain In Effect

Notice Provided Ahead of New York State of Health Open Enrollment Period, Helping Ensure Continuity of Coverage

Wide Range of Quality, Affordable Options from 16 Insurers Available to Consumers on New York State of Health Marketplace for 2016

The New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and the New York State of Health (NYSOH) health plan marketplace today announced actions regarding the Health Republic Insurance of New York co-op. NYDFS is directing Health Republic to cease writing new health insurance policies and the co-op will commence an orderly wind down after the expiration of its existing policies. MORE BELOW

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New York State Department of Financial Services Announces 2016 Health Insurance Premium Rates, Including Rates for NY State of Health

Individual Rates for 2016 Remain Nearly 50% Lower than Before Establishment of New York’s Health Exchange. DFS Rate Reduction Actions Will Save Consumers More than $430 million. New Essential Plan Will Lower Premiums to $20 or Less and Provide Better Benefits for Lower-income New Yorkers

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