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healthfirst

Healthfirst is reminding you that they have extended their January 1 effective date for all small group new business. The extended deadline is January 6, 2002. Click the link below to see the reminder from Healthfirst.

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healthpass

The HealthPass Online Portal (HOP) is now open for February 2020 renewal applications. All application for February must be submitted by January 20, 2020. Click the link below to find out more information.

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EmblemHealth's small group at a glance offering flexibility to meet the needs of small businesses including out-of-area options, access to HealthPass, and much more!

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With open enrollment right around the corner, Prime Pay would like to remind you of some important dates before the bust season starts. December 6, 9, and 25th. Click the link below to find out more information regarding these dates.

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healthpass

HealthPass is transitioning to a new online payment system Monday, 11/25, called "Certifi". This new system will allow you and your clients to view invoices, and view payments made. Click the link below to find out more infomration om this new feature. 

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NatGen

National General Self-Funded program is now going to offer naturopathy and acupuncture buy-up benefits. If your clients select the naturopathy and acupuncture benefit members will receive up to 12 visits each. Click the link below to read more on the wellness benefits. 

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healthpass

HealthPass groups coming up for renewal 2/1/2020 have access toe their renewal kits along with processing instructions on the HealthPass Online Portal ( HOP). The HOP will be open 12/1/2019 through 1/20/2020 for February renewal applications. Click the link below to find out more information regarding February renewal kits.

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Empire Anthem

Empire Members will soon encounter a new website design with improved navigation. Along with these new features, members will have the ability to submit out-of-plan claims through their secure website starting November 21. Click the link below to find out more information.

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healthfirst

Healthfirst is excited to announce that their 2020 Dental and Vision quick reference guide is now available. With this guide, it will help you explain the cost sharing of the Healthfirst Pro EPO and Pro Plus EPO plans to your prospects. Click the link below to find out the highlighted benefits of this guide.

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Empire Anthem

In this week's Empire news, catch up on the latest updates. A friendly reminder to start using the Sydney health app. This new feature will make it easier for members to see their benefits and get access to medical, dental and vision claims all from empireblue.com and Sydney Health. Members should be on the watch for a link in their inbox after they complete their enrollment in a benefit plan. And, keep a lookout for an email survey from Empire asking for feedback om their existing reporting tool. Click the link below to find out more information regarding these topics!

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NatGen

National General is keeping you in the loop with the latest updates! Term Life Insurance, their life-only plans now include a $20,000 benefit option. As of November 1, 2019, Accident Medical Expense benefits for covered accidents will be paid, in addition to any other coverage. And, CHS supplemental provides lump-sum payment clients can use any way they choose — deductibles, treatment, even household expenses. Click the link below read more on these updates.

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In this month's legislative update with Emblem catch up the state and federal news. In the state news, read about how Governer Andrew Cuomo acknowledges the Medicaid funding Gap. As for the federal news, read about how the courts overrule Trump administration health care initiatives, Republican Chuck Grassley of Iowa prepares new drug bill pricing and CMS issues final 2020 Medicare physician payment rules. Click the link below to read more on these topics.

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In this month's brokers focus learn about how EmblemHealth small group is as easy as 1,2,3! In three easy steps, you choose your network, choose your metal plan level, and choose your deductible level. Click the link below to find out more information regarding EmblemHealth small group and what they offer.

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OSCAR

How does Oscar compare to other health care companies. Need to see a specialist? Oscar does not require referrals on any of their plans which makes one less trip to the doctor and one less copay. Click the link below to read how oscar sets themselves apart.

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OSCAR

Oscar has extended their deadlines for December 2019 and January 2020. 

  • 12/1 effective date - will take paperwork through 12/6.
  • 1/1 effective date - will take paperwork through 1/6.

OSCAR

Oscar can save you money on your health care! Want to learn how? Click the link below to find out perks from Oscar and how it can save you up to $600 a year!

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OCA

OCA announced that the IRS increased to the maximum elections for Health FSAs and Commuter Benefits. With that, provided below is an updated chart that also includes QSEHRA and HSA limits. Click the link below to view this chart.

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healthfirst

Healthfirst will be extending their small group new business deadline for December 2019 and January 2020 business.

• We will accept employer applications via your GA enrollment portal through 12/6/19 for business with an effective date of 12/1/19.
• We will accept employer applications via your GA enrollment portal through 1/6/20 for business with an effective date of 1/1/20.

Healthfirst will advise appointed Healthfirst brokers of the new business extension on 11/5/19. Linked below is a copy of the notice for your convenience.

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Empire Anthem

Empire is here to teach different levels of health care needs. Learn about why promoting vaccinations is still relevant, organ transplants, how to get even more of your Empire medical plan, and more. Click the link below to read more on these topics.

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In this week's Empire news, learn about Empires Blue Distinction Centers (BDC), these are centers for members who need extraordinary levels of care. Find out Empire's response to the new federal rule and more. Click the link below to catch up on this week's news. 


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UHC Oxford

Oxford recently mailed out health plan ID cards prematurely to CT members in error. They are now mailing letters to affected subscribers to inform them of this issue. Linked below, you will find the apology letter that was sent out to the subscribers and brokers on Tuesday, November 5th. Members who received these ID cards should destroy them and continue to use their original cards.

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Aetna

Aetna would like to introduce its Excellence Broker Program starting 2020 for small group medical. With being an Aetna producer, you can earn credits by educating your clients and providing value-added services that help improve the health and productivity of their workforces. Easy way to sell and make more. Click the link below to find out more details about this program and how to get started!

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Empire Anthem

With Empire, you can combine your clients' vision and medical benefits through Anthem Whole Health Connection. This helps make it possible for medical and vision professionals to focus on the whole person to result in better health, lower costs, and a better experience. Click the link below to find out more o how to help your clients make an impact on their health costs.

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healthpass

HealthPass auto mapping plans for January 2020 renewing groups are available for download along with the 1st quarter 2020 rate sheets.  In this article it states that the January 2020 Renewal Kits are still under construction however, Click Here to see the most upated post! Also, click the link below to retrieve these documents and find out more information regardun the auto-rollover mapping and rate sheets. 

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