Jessica Waltman and Jennifer Berman

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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 [...]

Top Ten “True” Health Plan Compliance Cliches

Here at the Friends…With HEALTH Benefits Blog, we love to make checklists and we talk about strategic planning a whole lot. We also love to discuss how brokers can provide greater client value by assisting with health plan compliance obligations.  So, with the New Year on the horizon, we thought we’d share a list of [...]

Healthcare Price Transparency – What Will It Take To Make It Work?

This week we’ve had some long chats about healthcare price transparency. The Trump Administration just finalized a transparency initiative for hospitals. Another one is pending that will affect insurers and employer-sponsored health plans. So, lots of people are talking about it, including us. To be clear, we think greater transparency when it comes to medical [...]