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

TouchCare Update: COVID-19 Antibody Testing Available at No Cost with VirtualCare

TouchCare, our partner who provides concierge call center support for employers who purchase their services, has just announced that they are enhancing their offering. Employers who purchase TouchCare have the option to use their embedded Telemedicine service called VirtualCare. VirtualCare now includes no cost COVID-19 Antibody testing.  VirtualCare No Cost COVID-19 Antibody Testing Details: TouchCare… Read More

UnitedHealthcare Ancillary Products Renewals from 5/1/20 through 9/30/20 will renew without a rate increase at existing rates

UnitedHealthcare has announced that in response to COVID-19 their Ancillary Product Renewals from May 1 through September 30, 2020 will renew without a rate increase. Note: Renewals occurring May through July 31, 2020 may require retro-active adjustments and customers may see a lower rate on their monthly invoice than what was reflected in their renewal…. Read More

COBRA Deadlines Temporarily Extended by DOL In Response to COVID-19

Effective immediately terminated workers have been given more time to elect COBRA coverage and pay premiums through a new final rule Extension of Certain Timeframes for Employee Benefit Plans, Participants, and Beneficiaries Affected by the COVID-19 Outbreak released by the DOL and IRS on May 4, 2020. The rule extends most COBRA deadlines to beyond the… Read More

Principal to give employers dental premium credits beginning in June

Principal has announced in response to COVID-19 that they will be giving a premium credit of 10% for the months of June-October 2020 to employers, based on the prior month’s billed premium, who have a fully insured dental policy. These employers will be notified by email on May 7 and will see the credit on… Read More