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(SHRM)- Prior to each year's Medicare Part D annual enrollment period, plan sponsors that offer prescription drug coverage must provide notices of creditable or non-creditable coverage to Medicare-eligible individuals. The required notices may be provided in annual enrollment materials, separate mailings or electronically. READ MORE >>

While many employers continue to conduct annual open enrollment meeting the old fashioned way, others are finding success using online platforms to transform open enrollment.  According to a September 6, 2018 article on SHRM.com titled 'Online Platforms Transform Open Enrollment'. READ MORE >>

According to HealthPayerIntelligence (September 4, 2018) 86% of Consumers Blame Insurers for Surprise Healthcare Bills In the PPO/HMO model a surprise bill is one that is either declined because the services aren't covered by the plan or the provider isn't participating in the particular network the member has. READ MORE >>

The AP (11/3, Fram) reported that on Friday, the US House voted 242-174 to approve “five more years of financing for” the Children’s Health Insurance Program, but “a partisan battle over paying for the extension” is expected to delay Senate approval of the bill. READ MORE >>

  Recently CareConnect announced their inevitable withdrawal from the NY Small Group Health Insurance Market.  For many policy holders, this is all too familiar.  Many CareConnect policy holders already lived through a similar experience with Health Republic and want security right away. READ MORE >>

Oscar is in a place to pull that information together, because it manages health insurance claims. That puts all of a patient's medical history in one place, no matter the source, Oscar's chief technology officer Alan Warren told Business Insider. Read More READ MORE >>

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