Carrier News Update, Promotions and Contests

Covered California Announces New Broker Bonus Program for Groups of 51-100

Covered California announced the release of a new broker bonus program for new group submissions of 51-100 employees. This program is available for October 1, 2016 through January 1, 2017 effective dates. Brokers who enroll a group of 51-100 employees will receive a bonus of $50 per member up to $7,000 per group. In addition, […]

Carrier News Update

Health Net Easy Enroll Underwriting Promotion October 2016 through January 2017

Health Net is offering an underwriting promotion that will allow groups to waive the DE9C/payroll requirements. New groups of 10+ employees can enroll with just their current carrier’s bill (i.e., most recent cycle) and a maximum change of +/- 10 percent of active subscribers. This promotion is for new groups with effective dates of October […]

CA Healthcare Legislation

Compliance Alert §4980H Affordability – Opt-Out Guidance

Issue Date: July 2016 The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released proposed rules addressing the relationship between opt-out arrangements and affordability for purposes of subsidy eligibility through a public Exchange and potential §4980H(b) penalties. First addressed in Notice 2015-87 last December, the proposed rules confirm and further clarify that unconditional opt-out payments need to be […]

CA Healthcare Legislation

Compliance Alert HHS Releases Discrimination Rule Affecting Transgender Benefits

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently released the Final Rule implementing Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which prohibits certain types of entities from discriminating in health programs on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex (including gender identity-based discrimination). Most affected entities are not likely […]