Friends with HEALTH Benefits

Friends with “Health” Benefits 2019-11-19T11:41:45-05:00

COVID-19 AND EMPLOYEE BENEFIT PLANS: THE KNOWNS AND UNKNOWNS

What a difference a few days make! Since we last talked with you friends, we’ve both been ordered by our respective governors to stay home at all times with our husbands and pets, plus we [...]

Coronavirus and Health Insurance Coverage – All the Details You Wish You Didn’t Need

This blog entry about coronavirus and health insurance coverage was posted at 2:10 pm Eastern Time on Thursday, March 12, 2020.  By the time you read it, details may have changed. We don't know about [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Health Policy Predictions for 2020

Our last post listed health policy developments that happened at the end of 2019.  This time, we are looking into our crystal balls and making some friendly health policy predictions for 2020. States Will Take [...]