Blog Entries - tag: 'March 2016'

Carrier Corner: KY, TN, & OH

Posted on: April 12, 2016 5:00 pm
Tags: March 2016, April 2016, Benefits connection

Learn about what is happening with insurance carriers in KY, TN and OH.

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April Is Autism Awareness Month

Posted on: April 12, 2016 4:50 pm
Tags: March 2016, April 2016, Benefits connection

The aim of this month is to educate the public about autism. Autism is a complex mental condition and developmental disability, characterized by difficulties in the way a person communicates and interacts with other people. Autism can be present from birth or form during early childhood (typically within the first three years). Autism is a lifelong developmental disability with no single known cause.

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Engagement Strategies For Wellness Programs

Posted on: April 12, 2016 4:00 pm
Tags: March 2016, April 2016, Benefits connection

Learn more about engagement strategies for wellness programs based on generation information (i.e. Baby Boomers (1946-1964), Generation X (1965-1978), and Generation Y / Millennials (1979-1997)).

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‘Grandmothered’ Plans Receive Extension

Posted on: April 12, 2016 4:00 pm
Tags: March 2016, April 2016, Benefits connection

On February 29th, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the final Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for the 2017 coverage year and the final Letter to Issuers. In the final 2017 Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters, CMS announced that in states where “grandmothered” or “transitional” plans are still allowed, states and issuers will be able to continue to renew them at their option as long as these policies end by December 31, 2017. Previous guidance required these policies to terminate by October 1, 2017.

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Key Regulations In 2017 Benefit Payment And Parameters

Posted on: April 12, 2016 3:00 pm
Tags: March 2016, April 2016, Benefits connection

Learn about 2017 Out-of-Pocket Maximums, Marketplace Enrollment Period, Marketplace Automatic Reenrollment, Standardized Plan Options In The Individual Marketplace, and Changes To Federally Facilitated SHOP Plans.

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