With the completion of mid-term elections in November, I have been wondering what changes we should expect with the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act (PPACA). While Republicans spent the last two [...]
As we head into the popular open enrollment season for so many benefit plans, it is important for employers to have a strong understanding of when employee election changes are allowed under [...]
The State of North Carolina Health Plan recently conducted a dependent audit to remove ineligible dependents off their plan. The News and Observer discusses how the State “caught” 600 ineligible dependents.
The article [...]
Earlier this month, Gallagher Benefit Services Compliance Advisors released their 2017 Year-end Review and Reminders technical bulletin. Highlighted below are a few items mentioned in the bulletin and how employers and carriers are responding to some [...]
Many healthcare consumers have experienced going to the hospital to receive care after checking that the hospital selected was in the carrier’s network, only to later discover that one of the doctors who provided care was considered [...]
Individual plans, as described in the Affordable Care Act, continue to receive a lot of attention in the news. As recently reported in the Wall Street Journal multiple major insurance carriers throughout the country [...]
As shared by my colleague Dax Hill, telemedicine has continued to gain in popularity over the past couple of years. In our local market, Aetna, Cigna, and UHC have [...]