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President Trump Signs Executive Order


Earlier today, President Trump signed an Executive Order (EO) in an attempt to improve access, increase choices and lower costs for healthcare.

What Is in the EO?
The EO directs the Secretary of Labor to consider proposing regulations or revising guidance to expand Association Health Plans. The intent of this directive is to allow employers in the same line of business anywhere in the country to join together to offer healthcare coverage to their employees. It could potentially allow employers to form AHPs through existing organizations, or create new ones for the express purpose of offering group insurance. This could lead to the sale of (more…)

Health Net IFP Members Will Receive Replacement Renewal Notice

Ambetter from HealthnetHealth Net of Arizona, Inc. (Health Net) recently mailed notices to Individual & Family Plan (IFP) members, letting them know that they are closing the 2016 CommunityCare HMO plans and migrating members to the Ambetter from Health Net plan plan most similar to the one they have now.  A subset of these notices had the wrong 2016 premium amount. Health Net mailed corrected notices on November 1, 2016. If you are a member of one of these plans, we ask you to call Health Net at 1-888-926-5057 (TTY: 711) with any questions, and encourage you to visit to review the summary of benefits and coverage for your new Ambetter from Health Net plan.
If you have questions, please call us at (520) 721-4848.

Exemptions from the fee for not having health coverage

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Most people must have qualifying health coverage or pay a fee (also known as the “penalty,” “fine,” “individual shared responsibility payment,” or “individual mandate”). But if you qualify for a health coverage exemption you don’t have to pay the fee.

There are a variety of exemptions, many of which you can claim on your federal tax return. There are also “hardship” exemptions that you must apply for with a paper application.

Find exemptions that may work for you

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Marketplace Policies May Require Additional Information

Action Needed!The Health Insurance Marketplace recently sent notices requesting validation of information provided during the Marketplace enrollment process to certain policyholders. If you have received one of these notices we encourage you to immediately contact the Marketplace if you have not already done so.

There are about 30 different reasons why a Marketplace customer may need to provide additional information. The Marketplace may refer to these reasons for additional information as “inconsistencies.” We have not been informed by the Marketplace as to which reason applies to any given policyholder.

Proof of Health Coverage

ACA LogoHow should employers respond to employees that request proof of health coverage from the employer and why are they asking?

When filing income taxes for 2014, individuals are to check a box to attest that they had health coverage.  This is due to the “Individual Shared Responsibility” provision of health care reform that was effective for calendar year 2014. (more…)