New Allowances for FSA/DCA Signed Into Law – COVID Update

Optional FSA and DCA Allowances in new COVID Stimulus Package  A new stimulus package has been passed by Congress and signed into law by the President that provides a number of Health FSA (FSA) and Dependent Care Account (DCA) related provisions including new rollover rules. These new rules are optional to the Employer, but Employers must… Read More

UnitedHealthcare/Oxford will discontinue the upfront waiver of cost share for Virtual Visits through Teladoc®, Doctor On Demand™ and AmWell® as of October 1, 2020.

UPDATE UnitedHealtcare/Oxford has advised of the following New York ONLY update to our initial communication below regarding Virtual Visits cost share waiver: As per New York State regulation, New York fully-insured groups will still have the cost-share waiver in place through November 9, 2020. This includes telehealth, virtual visits and Oxford 1.0 Amwell.  Note: New… Read More

Horizon BCBSNJ COVID-19 Update: Antibody Testing

See below Brief Notes regarding a COVID-19 Update for Antibody Testing Applies to: Fully Insured Commercial Markets COVID-19 Update: Antibody Testing The COVID-19 (coronavirus) public health emergency has resulted in changes to the delivery and coverage of health care, including new protocols, new tests and new administrative decisions. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New… Read More

Horizon BCBSNJ COVID-19 Updates 8/14/20

See below from Horizon’s Brief Notes regarding updates to their COVID-19 Resource Guide Applies to: All markets COVID-19 Resource Guide Update as of August 14, 2020 At Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ), the health and well-being of our customers, and the safety of our employees and the health care professionals we rely… Read More

Ease & PGP Open Enrollment Readiness Survey

We are requesting your help with a very brief Ease & PGP survey Hundreds of brokers from across the country are participating in this survey to help us better understand the new challenges and business needs you have following COVID-19.  After the survey has closed, we will analyze the answers you provide to create a… Read More

UHC/Oxford COVID-19 Extensions through October 22

UHC/Oxford has advised that they are extending many of the COVID-19 temporary program, process and coverage changes for in-network care through October 22, 2020 for both UHC and Oxford as follows: Federally mandated temporary coverage changes that apply to all group medical plans through October 22 include: COVID-19 Testing: Cost share waivers for COVID-19 diagnostic… Read More

Join us for a Webinar: Preparing for a Virtual Open Enrollment Season with Ease & PGP

Ready for Virtual Open Enrollment? As you prepare for an open enrollment season unlike anything you’ve seen before, one thing is clear: your groups are looking to create an open enrollment experience that is virtual, safe, and effective. Are you equipped with the right tools to confront the challenges—and opportunities—of what lies ahead? Ease, one… Read More

Horizon BCBSNJ has updated their COVID-19 Resource Guide as of June 30, 2020.

Click here to download a PDF of the updated COVID-19 Resource Guide. Key updates are as follows: Extending the date from June 30, 2020 to August 31, 2020, for: Waiving the actively at work requirement (see page 19) Enabling furloughed employees to remain on a group health plan (see page 20) Waiving a group’s waiting… Read More

Empire issues dental premium credits to employer groups – COVID-19

See below from Empire Dear trusted partner, We continue to look for ways to provide support and financial relief to you and your employees during the COVID-19 emergency. Shelter-in-place orders across the country have caused significant disruptions to traditional patterns of care. As a response to these challenges, we are supporting our customers by issuing… Read More