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COVID-19 Paid Leave Requirements: We’ve Got Some Answers!

Last time we talked, we were settling into the new not-so-normal. Now, one of us is both an accomplished mask-maker and desperately seeking 10 minutes of quiet alone time. It's evident to the other that her superpower is explaining complicated insurance topics to ADULTS. She is only slightly competent at advising nine-year-olds about "new math" [...]

Reference-Based Pricing and Its Compliance Considerations

While we were at the National Association of Health Underwriter’s Capitol Conference, we ran into quite a few friends and blog readers. Several asked us to write a post about reference-based pricing. Specifically, they inquired if there are any compliance-related concerns. Since we love to accommodate our friends, here it is! Overview of Reference-Based Pricing [...]

What To Do About The Medicare Creditable Coverage Requirements

Many employers have a deadline coming up soon to file their annual Medicare prescription drug disclosure with the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).  So we want to discuss the Medicare creditable coverage requirements. What they are and why employers need to comply. Also, who has to do what, when, where, and how. [...]

Employers Not Prepared for New Jersey Reporting Requirements Face Legal Risk

FEBRUARY 12, 2020 UPDATE! When friends talk about health policy problems, sometimes solutions tend to happen! To respond to the needs of affected employers, the State of New Jersey updated its guidance and reporting methodology on February 11, 2020.  The state is still requiring all affected applicable large employers, carriers and self-funded plans to submit [...]

A Flurry of Health Policy Activity Marks the Close of 2019

Like many, the Friends…With HEALTH Benefits Blog took some time at the end of 2019 to celebrate the holiday season with family and friends. Unfortunately, all three branches of the federal government missed that memo. While we were off exploring the Caribbean (Jen), and introducing a new puppy to our family (Jessica), quite a few [...]