Horizon Update: effective 4/1 credit card payments will be accepted by phone

Horizon has just advised that groups will be able to make a credit card payment by phone. Here’s how: Call Horizon Customer Service at 1-800-225-1955 Provide the exact group name and number to complete the transaction Please note below: AMEX will not be accepted Small Groups will not be charged a Credit Card Fee

Horizon BCBSNJ COVID-19 Update – Telemedicine

Horizon BCBSNJ COVID-19 Update: Expanding Telemedicine Coverage to Include Telephone Visits Horizon BCBS has just announced it is relaxing telemedicine rules to allow telephone visits with providers. Effective immediately and through June 30, 2020, unless extended: Relaxing telemedicine rules to allow members to receive covered services by video & telephone. Waiving member cost-sharing for covered… Read More

Cigna Enhances COVID-19 Coverage to Include Treatment

See Below Announcement From Cigna Cigna waiving customer cost-sharing and co-payments for COVID-19 treatment As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to make a deeper impact across the United States, Cigna is taking another step forward to deliver access to simple, affordable and predictable health care. Effective immediately, Cigna will waive customer cost-sharing and co-payments for COVID-19-related… Read More

Connecticare: Answers to common business questions related to coronavirus (COVID-19)

See below from Connecticare Coronavirus (COVID-19) and coverage for ConnectiCare members We know you’re working hard to answer clients’ questions and help them through this unprecedented health crisis. Here is some information that we hope will help: • Comprehensive list of answers to frequently asked questions. We will update this document as we have more… Read More

Horizon Update: Small Group Certifications

See Below Announcement From Horizon Regarding Small Group Certifications Due to the declared public health emergency by the Governor and until it is lifted, Horizon BCBSNJ understands that our small employer community is working through many concerns. With regard to NJSEH, effective immediately, all April-July anniversary groups will be deemed compliant. For groups that have… Read More

Principal COVID-19 Communication

See below from Guardian COVID-19 and our insurance solutions As we’re monitoring the COVID-19 impact, we’re making adjustments that allow us to continue to serve customers while protecting the health and safety of our employees and their families. Part of a bigger solution Here in the U.S., we’ve restricted certain travel, enhanced cleaning, cancelled events,… Read More

Guardian to cover employees with reduced work hours

See below for Guardian’s COVID-19 Policy on covering employees with reduced work hours Guardian is actively monitoring the changing coronavirus situation and continues to focus on how to best serve our customers. Because we take our responsibilities seriously, we’re now providing additional flexibility to continue coverage for an employee who may normally lose benefit eligibility due… Read More

Important UHC/Oxford COVID-19 Update

UnitedHealthcare/Oxford has just released an FAQ that outlines their new policies pertaining to COVID-19 We’ve summarized the important key points below: During the next 90 days and one time only if an employer with a single plan option wishes to buy down their benefits plan they will allow it. The original plan renewal date will… Read More

Oxford Special Enrollment Update

Oxford has just provided additional clarity to their earlier announcement regarding the COVID-19 Enrollment Opportunity as follows: To assist their members in accessing care in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, UnitedHealthcare is offering fully insured customers across all lines of business a Special COVID-19 Enrollment Opportunity. The enrollment opportunity will extend from March 23, 2020… Read More

Inside “Phase Three”: The Senate’s Trillion-Dollar Stimulus Package

NAHU Washington Update (3/20/20)   Immediately upon passing the FFCRA, the Senate began planning the trillion-dollar “phase three” Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, a stimulus package aimed at helping American workers as well as bailing out several different industries that have faltered as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.   The package is… Read More