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NatGen

Noew you can earn more with every National General Accident plan you sell.  For every qualifying NatGen Accident plan sold to a new customer between May 1, 2018, and October 31, 2018, you'll earn an extra $20.

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With their recent policy approval in New York, ArmadaCare can now offer their new suite of care-out plans to large, self-funded groups.

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United Healthcare

In this edition of UnitedHealthcare's Broker Connect, discover what's trending now including faster claim payments, group health plans clarified under ERISA and more!

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Effective June 1, 2018, CareConnect will be changing the grace period for all off-exchange small groups and large groups from 60 to 30 days. This will bring them in line with the market and ensures that their wind-down continues to run smoothly.

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HealthPass gladly introduces UnitedHealthcare's specialty dental and vision products to their exchange!  Click the link below and read about new plans you can now offer your clients.

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healthfirst

Healthfirst is pleased to announce updates to our provider network to meet the needs of our growing commercial membership. Watch the video below to learn more.

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EmpireBCBS


Brokers, take note of Empire's Gold plan 25 - well priced for the third Quarter!

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OSCAR

Brokers, did you know the Oscar Concierge service is most highly utilized by members who are over 55 years old? This is an excellent tool for you to use when selling an Oscar plan to your clients!

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Prescription Drug Lists (PDLs) effective July 1, 2018, for Oxford and UnitedHealthcare plan members in New York and New Jersey are now available.  All Fliers summarizing the July 1, 2018 updates are included with the eBulletin and are attached for your reference.

 

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In Cigna's "Big Picture" Newsletter, read up on what is happening in the industry. Learn about 2018 healthcare trends, drug utilization management, and much more! You will also have the opportunity to listen to informative podcasts with Cigna On Demand.

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healthfirst

Effective immediately, Healthfirst will accept new business applications on or before the 27th day of the month.

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EmpireBCBS

Starting April 1, 2018, Small Group brokers will have the ability to exchange health plan enrollment data through an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI). This new feature makes it possible for you to electronically process and administer enrollments, terminations and changes at an employee level using EDI.

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OSCAR

Oscar is excited to share that they have raised $165 million to deepen the investment in our technology platform and accelerate expansion. Oscar is grateful to have you as a partner during this exciting time of growth!

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Emblem discovered an error on the benefit summary for Silver Value plan for small groups that was posted on HealthConnect.  It involved advanced radiology and if there was a deductible applied to this service.  Click the link below for further details.

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healthpass

HealthPass is introducing the AccidentGuard Adv Plan, effective June 1st, 2018.  This plan affords a level of financial protection to help cover out-of-pocket medical expenses related to an accident. 

 

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EmpireBCBS

Empire is extending the April 1st new-case submission deadline through this upcoming Monday (3/26) by COB. Also, this is a reminder that Empire now provides dedicated support to accounts with 20+ enrolling employees. Groups of this size will be provided an additional layer of service from our team.

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OSCAR

Oscar has extended their April 1st deadline to Thursday, April 5th for NY and NJ due to the holidays next weekend.

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healthfirst

Brokers, please be advised that the broker and employer portals will be down for scheduled maintenance from Friday, March 23 at 7:00p.m. to Tuesday, March 27. 

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OSCAR

Last week Oscar told you about how your clients can get the best value for their money by using their app. This week, they want to show you. Click the link below and show your clients how they can use their Oscar app to the fullest!

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healthfirst

Healthfirst wants to make it easy for your clients to find the right provider to fit their needs. That’s they are they are proud to offer access to more than 29,000 primary care providers (PCPs), pediatricians, and specialists throughout New York City and Long Island.  Click the link below to read more and download the most up-to-date Healthfirst Pro EPO & Pro Plus EPO plan network.

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healthpass

HealthPass has updated their correspondence for recertification audits. Going forward, the General Agent and Brokers will receive an email notification prior to each mailing.  The mailing will be in addition to the hard copy mailed to the General Agent, Broker, and gorup.  For more information on this recertification update, click the link below.

 

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United Healthcare

UnitedHealthcare has made a decision to implement Point of Sale Discounts for members enrolled in fully insured group health benefit plans as part of a broader enterprise effort to lead the industry in simplifying pharmacy benefits, expanding transparency, lowering drug costs for members, and improving the member experience.  

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EmpireBCBS

Beginning June 1, 2018, online is the Empire Small Group Standard for issuing bills and receiving payment. They will issue bills (invoices) online and accept premium payments online through Employer Access.

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healthpass

HealthPass wants Brokers to know that Healthfirst members have better than average employee benefits.  This includes Telemedicine, no-cost flu vaccines, accupuncture, and much more!

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