Subscribers will also receive a new bill with an improved format that includes their new subscriber and group numbers and new billing payment address. Their first bill post-migration will be delayed for two to three weeks. Included with their first new bill, there will be a Bill Quick Guide that outlines the changes.
Overview of the Employer Shared Responsibility Provisions
Under the Employer Shared Responsibility provisions, if an applicable large employer does not offer affordable health coverage that provides a minimum level of coverage to their full-time employees and their dependents, the employer may be subject to an Employer Shared Responsibility payment.
Blue Shield introduces MinuteClinics at CVS pharmacies
Blue Shield of California is teaming up with more than 50 CVS Minute Clinics® throughout California to help make access to health solutions easier and more convenient for our Individual and Family Plan members.
Covered California announces Navigator grant funding recipients
Enrolling in person is important to many consumers, and Certified Enrollment Counselors in the Navigator Program play a critical role by providing one-on-one assistance to consumers who need it. During the last open-enrollment period, approximately 70 percent of eligible consumers enrolled or renewed with assistance from Certified Insurance Agents or Certified Enrollment Counselors, including Navigators, or received help by phone from Service Center representatives.
Molina Healthcare warns tax credits may be cut off for some members
We want to share with you that your clients who currently receive the Advanced Premium Tax Credit (APTC) are in jeopardy of losing it IF they do not act by the end of August 2015 to remedy their risk. The IRS has determined that 57% of all who are receiving the APTC have either NOT filed their taxes OR NOT filed the right tax form.
Medicare prescription drug premiums projected to remain stable
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) projected today that the average premium for a basic Medicare Part D prescription drug plan in 2016 will remain stable, at an estimated $32.50 per month.
Anthem Blue Cross on Collecting Social Security Numbers
As required by law, we will file the 1095-B form for our fully insured groups and send a copy to the plan members. When we send the IRS reports, we’ll list all individuals covered under a group’s plan by their Social Security numbers (SSNs). For some of our members and dependents, we are missing their SSNs. In these cases, the IRS requires us to collect them for reporting purposes. That’s why, starting July 24, a staggered mailing will begin and continue through October to gather this data.
Medi-Cal Payments Ending for Health Agents
Pursuant to the California State budget enacted for fiscal year 2015-2016, however, payments will no longer be made for enrollments in Medi-Cal submitted after June 30, 2015.
Blue Shield will replace its EPO plans with PPO plans in four Northern California EPO regions
Some Blue Shield highlights for IFP plans include:
•79 percent of Blue Shield members will receive an increase of less than 10 percent
•63 percent of members on a Silver Plan will receive a rate decrease
•Four Southern California regions will experience a decrease on average for the rates for those regions
•Blue Shield will replace its EPO plans with PPO plans in four Northern California EPO regions (Rural North, Wine Country, Alameda, and Monterey) for 2016 which means out-of-network benefits and access to out-of-network providers
Cigna-Anthem merger broker-agent FAQs
Cigna US Individual July 27, 2015 We are pleased to share with you that today Cigna and Anthem announced the agreement to form a premier global health service company, with the right mix of capabilities to deliver greater choice, access and affordability to meet the challenges of a new era. The combination of Cigna and […]