Bulletins

Large Employers Must Enter Health Care Value on Form W-2

The aggregate cost of employer-sponsored health insurance must be reported on 2017 Form W-2s for employers who issued 250-plus Form W-2s in 2016. The reporting requirement is a provision established by the Affordable Care Act. Small employers (those who issued fewer than 250 Form W-2s in 2016)...

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IRS notifies employers of ACA penalties

 

The IRS has begun notifying employers suspected of owing an employer shared responsibility penalty for the 2015 calendar year. The notification letter describes how the penalty is assessed and includes Form 14764 to make payment or dispute the penalty, as well as Form 14765 that lists...

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Blue KC releases 2018 Prescription Drug List adjustments

 

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) will adjust its Prescription Drug List effective January 1, 2018, for Blue-Care® (HMO), BlueSelect Plus (PPO), Preferred-Care® (PPO), and Preferred-Care Blue® (PPO) plans. Group-specific benefit exceptions may apply.

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Blue KC announces Amwell telemed visit increase

Amwell telehealth visits increase to $49 starting January 2018

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) announced telehealth services provided by American Well® (Amwell) will increase to $49 (from $39) per visit beginning January 1, 2018. 

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Blue KC implements Rx cost management plan

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) recently announced its plan to issue prescription drug list (PDL) changes on July 1 and January 1 of each year in an effort to help consumers manage rising drug costs.

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UHC updates Prescription Drug List for 2017

UnitedHealthcare will update its prescription drug list (PDL) for small group plans 2-99, effective July 1, 2017.

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Blue KC announces new 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 March 1, 2017.

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Coventry announces prescription drug changes for 2017

Changes to affect small groups (2-99)

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Humana announces provider network change

Effective December 31, 2016, Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas, and St. John’s Hospital, Leavenworth, Kansas, will be removed from Humana’s provider network for all Humana fully insured, level-funded and ASO plans. 

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Blue KC announces prescription drug updates

Blue KC will update its prescription drug plan designs for non-ACA Small Group (1-50) and Mid-Market (51-99) plans effective October 1, 2016, upon the group’s renewal.

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