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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 [...]

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 the Lead States are really the primary regulators of the business of insurance, so it’s a no-brainer to make a [...]

2020-01-21T13:29:24-05:00January 21st, 2020|Health Policy Updates|0 Comments

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 [...]

ERISA Disclosures for Health Plans – Is There A Better Way?

This week we are talking about disclosures mandated by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and its related amendments.  Or, what normal people call the paper that comes with your health insurance policy.   Disclosures keep coming up because we are in the thick of open enrollment season when many notices are [...]