New Jersey Update: Additional Reporting Requirements for 1094/1095

As per New Jersey State Law, in addition to the original 1094/1095 filing requirements we communicated previously, New Jersey applicable large employers (ALE’s) and self-insured small groups MUST also file electronically with New Jersey by March 31, 2020. They will not accept paper filings. For information on how to file electronically from New Jersey State… Read More

You’re Invited To A Broker Learning Webinar: Impact of Medicare Eligibility

Our second webinar in this series will address common questions relating to situations where eligible employees and medical plan participants are eligible for Medicare. Impact of Medicare Eligibility Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 Time: 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Please register here by February 29. Key Topics Include: When do the Medicare Secondary Payer rules apply… Read More

2020 ACA Reporting Deadlines for forms 1094/1095

Applicable large employers (ALEs)—those that had an average of 50 or more full-time employees or full-time equivalents during the 2019 calendar year must report whether they offered eligible employees affordable health coverage that provides minimum essential coverage and meets the minimum value threshold using Form 1095-C. Small employers with fewer than 50 full-time employees are… Read More

Creditable Coverage Disclosure Deadline and Requirements

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requires employers that offer health plans covering outpatient prescription drugs to complete an online disclosure form 60 days from the start of each health plan year.   Creditable coverage means the group health plan’s prescription drug coverage is actuarially equivalent to Medicare’s Part D drug plans. In… Read More

You’re Invited To A Broker Learning Webinar: Treating Employees Differently

Together with our legal partner Thompson Hine we are offering a series of short webinars to address common questions that are asked by our broker partners. Below are details and registration for the first webinar in this series. Treating Employees Differently Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 Time: 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Please register here by… Read More

Oxford NJ Update: Summit Medical Group Now In Liberty Network

UnitedHealthCare Expands Liberty Network to Include Summit Medical Group UnitedHealthCare has just advised that they have finalized an agreement with Summit Medical Group bringing nearly 600 additional Summit Medical Group physicians into Oxford’s Liberty Network effective retroactive to 1/1/20. With this expanded relationship, all Summit Medical Group care providers in New Jersey now participate in… Read More

Horizon Webinar: 2020 Special Election Period Training

Horizon Broker Education Series: 2020 Special Election Period   As part of their continuing Broker Education Series, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey is offering this upcoming Broker Webinar: 2020 Special Election Period Training. Registration is required to join the WebEx training sessions (Links provided below). WebEx Registration Information – January 30, 2020… Read More

New Service: Benefits Document Creator for WRAP/POP Documents

We are Excited to Announce a Great New Service: ThinkHR Benefits Document Creator The ThinkHR Benefits Document Creator allows for the creation of WRAP and POP documents through an intuitive interface that makes it easy to customize documents to mirror benefit offerings. Content in the Benefits Document Creator is monitored, reviewed and approved by attorneys… Read More

Exclusive Ease Promotion for PGP Brokers

Bring Your Book of Business Online To help our broker partners transition to Online Enrollment we have partnered with Ease to bring you an Exclusive Introductory Offer. Through this Exclusive Introductory Offer you will enjoy a substantially reduced rate and gain access to the  #1 rated  Benefits Administration and HR Software for groups with 2-250… Read More

Cybersecurity Update: Certification of Compliance Due April 15, 2020

All Covered Entities and licensed persons who are not fully exempt from the Regulation are required to submit a Certification of Compliance no later than April 15, 2020 (extended from February 15, 2020), attesting to their compliance for the 2019 calendar year. Note: Last year you were required to file two parts, a Notice of… Read More