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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Medicare Members *ALERT*

 

LOSS OF LOW-INCOME SUBSIDY (LIS) LETTERS MAILED

Loss of low-income subsidy (LIS) letters were mailed to members who no longer qualify for extra help with their Medicare prescription drug costs effective January 1, 2018. The letter included members’ new premium and cost-sharing amounts that went into effect January 1, 2018. Members who no longer have the subsidy can switch plans as part of a special enrollment period (SEP) or stay with the same plan. The letters were sent to 214 Blue MedicareRx members. A sample letter is available here. (more…)

 

IRS Issues New Guidance on Qualified Small Employer HRAs

On Oct. 31, 2017, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2017-67 to provide comprehensive guidance on a variety of topics regarding qualified small employer health reimbursement arrangements (QSEHRAs). Small employers that do not maintain group health plans may establish QSEHRAs for their employees, effective for plan years beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2017. Unlike other health accounts, QSEHRAs can be used to reimburse employees for their health insurance premiums. (more…)

 

Obamacare Open Enrollment Starts Today

Would you like to take a look at the 2018 Individual and Family health plans in Arizona?

Click here to get a quote. 

 

Remeber, the 2018 Open Enrollment period for 2018 ends December 15th.

If you have any questions, give us a call at (520) 721-4848.

 

President Trump Signs Executive Order

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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…)

 

We’ve been nominated for a 2017 Copper Cactus Award !

Nominated for – Best Place to Work