COVID-19 Update – COBRA Premium Subsidy Model Notices and FAQ

The US Department of Labor (DOL) has just released Model Notices and FAQ pertaining to the COBRA Premium Subsidy provision of the American Rescue Plan Act. Below are links to the documents and information provided by the DOL. Model Notices: General Notice and Election Notice Notice in Connection with Extended Election Period Alternative Notice Notice… Read More

Legal Update Webinar: COBRA Subsidies, FSA Relief, Deadline Extensions & Other New Requirements

Date: Thursday April 8, 2021 Time: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM REGISTER NOW To help our broker partners gain a better understanding of many new legal requirements that affect employers and employees we will be hosting a Legal Update Webinar presented by our Legal Partner, Thompson Hine on Thursday April 8 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM.  This webinar will focus on new legislation from… Read More

COVID-19 Update: NJ Individual – Extension of SEP and ARP Financial Relief

COVID-19 Update for the New Jersey Individual Market Impact of the American Rescue Plan Act and Extension of the COVID-19 Special Enrollment Period for Get Covered New Jersey  Extension of COVID-19 Special Enrollment Period Governor Murphy announced an extension of the COVID-19 Special Enrollment Period for Get Covered New Jersey to May 1, 2021. Below… Read More

NJ ACA Enrollment Period Extension

Governor Murphy Announces Extension of Affordable Care Act Enrollment Period for Uninsured in New Jersey in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic Governor Phil Murphy announced the State is extending the health insurance enrollment period for uninsured residents to sign up for coverage through Get Covered New Jersey, the state’s official health insurance marketplace, in response to… Read More

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

Coverage extension for furloughed or temporarily laid off employees AmeriHealth NJ

In our ongoing commitment to our clients and their members during the COVID‑19 pandemic, AmeriHealth New Jersey will honor employer requests to continue coverage for employees furloughed or temporarily laid off as a result of the impacts of COVID‑19 through December 31, 2020. Please refer to this updated benefits grid for more details regarding extensions.

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