Bulletins

Creditable Coverage notice is an annual CMS requirement

Deadline for distribution is October 15; second disclosure deadline linked to plan year

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Blue KC to launch remote care management program

Blue KC has partnered with Care Innovations® Health Harmony to launch a remote monitoring program that is designed to help Blue KC members with congestive heart failure and/or diabetes easily monitor and share their daily vital signs with a registered nurse from the comfort of their own home.

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Aetna announces prescription drug changes for 2019

Effective January 1, 2019, Aetna will update its prescription drug list for Value Plus Plans. Prescription drug coverage reviews like prior authorization, quantity limits and step therapy will start to apply to some medicines and may no longer apply to others.

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Are you ready for a DOL audit?

Nothing strikes fear into the hearts of employers like an audit notice from the Department of Labor (DOL). Would you be ready if the DOL came knocking at your door to audit your employee benefit plan?

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ACA affordability threshold increases for 2019

The IRS recently raised the affordability threshold for the 2019 calendar year to 9.86% of household income from the 2018 threshold of 9.56%.This percentage also is used to determine the affordability of employer-sponsored coverage for applicable large employers (employers with 50 or more...

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DOL issues final rule on association health plans

On June 19, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a final rule to expand association health plans (AHPs). The new rule will make it easier for small businesses and self-employed workers to band together to purchase more affordable health care coverage.

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Blue KC to begin coverage for 3D mammograms

 

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IRS to Increase Affordability Rate for 2019

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Blue KC to start preventive health program

Blue KC is beginning a Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) as a free preventive health benefit to qualifying Blue KC members (except Medicare Advantage and JAA groups). The DPP is intended to reduce a participant’s risk of type 2 diabetes.

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Blue KC announces prescription drug updates

Blue KC will update its prescription drug plan designs for group members in Blue-Care® (HMO), BlueSelect Plus (PPO), Preferred-Care® (PPO) and Preferred-Care Blue® (PPO) plans, effective July 1, 2018.

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