Emblem Announces National Network for SG POS Plans

Emblem Announces National Network for SG POS Plans EmblemHealth has announced that effective 8/1/20 for new business and business written from 1/1/20 through 7/31/20 national access will be added on two of their small group POS plans (existing business prior to 2020 will be transitioned at renewal). They will be utilizing the First Health Network… Read More

Horizon Update: Grandmothering for Pre-ACA Plans Extended Into 2021

Horizon has announced they are extending Grandmothering for Pre-ACA Plans Into 2021 Horizon Brief Notes Applies to: Pre-ACA Small Group plans with 4th quarter 2020 renewals Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey is pleased to advise that groups with health plans that preceded the Affordable Care Act (“pre-ACA plans”) and that renew between… Read More

IRS Announces 2021 HSA Contribution Limits, HDHP & ACA Out of Pocket Maximums

Below is a recap of what’s changed and a link to download our 2020/2021 Contribution Limit flyer.   Allowable HSA contributions will rise $50 for individual and $100 for family HDHP maximum out-of-pocket will rise $150 for individual and $300 for family ACA maximum out-of-pocket will rise $100 for individual and $200 for family Click here… Read More

Delta Dental Is Offering 30% Premium Credits for April, May and June

Delta Dental has advised that in response to COVID-19 they will be offering policyholders a 30% credit for premium payments for the months of April, May, and June automatically credited as follows: July’s invoice will reflect the 30% credit for April’s premium August’s invoice will reflect the 30% credit for May’s premium September’s invoice will… Read More

COBRA Deadline Extension Update and New COBRA Model Notices

We previously communicated information regarding the new rule in response to COVID-19 that extends most COBRA deadlines to beyond the “Outbreak Period,” which it defines as March 1, 2020, to 60 days after the end of the declared COVID-19 national emergency. Additional guidance has been released clarifying the Key COBRA deadlines extended as follows:  The… Read More

IRS allows Cafeteria Plan Changes due to COVID-19

On Tuesday the IRS issued a new rule that gives employers permission to let employees make mid-year changes to their group health insurance coverage and to their flexible spending accounts for healthcare (FSA) and dependent care (DCA) for 2020. Additionally, the IRS has increased the amount of the maximum carryover from $500 to $550 for… Read More

UHC Special COVID-19 Enrollment Opportunity for Dental and Vision

Unitedhealthcare has announced that they are offering fully insured Dental and Vision Plan Customers a one-time Special COVID-19 Dental and Vision Enrollment Opportunity for employees that previously waived or did not elect coverage. Below are details of this Special Enrollment Opportunity from UHC: The enrollment opportunity will extend from May 18 through May 29 with… Read More