Catalist Health is excited to announce that after months of work and training, our relationship with GoHealth and American Insurance Brokers has led to a partnership with DirectHealth & Wal-Mart to empower our Agents to Staff Wal-Mart Stores for Insurance
Below in the BOX is a list of resources that you can use to understand what “EHB” or Essential Health Benefits are and how they work, who is respondible for providing them and who is exempt. For more information for
Grandfathering Under the Affordable Care Act For more information for Individuals CLICK HERE OR For Employers CLICK HERE
Summary of Benefits and Coverage under the Affordable Care Act For more information for Individuals CLICK HERE OR For Employers CLICK HERE or check out the BOX documents below for more resources on this topic.
As you may know, the health care reform law includes a provision requiring health insurers to cover preventive services with no member cost sharing. Recently-published interim final regulations clarify this provision. Non-grandfathered plans issued or renewed on or after September 23, 2010, will not include member cost sharing or copays for the following preventive care provided in-network:
As we recently communicated with you, the federal government has issued Interim Final Regulations for the grandfathering provision. Because there are advantages to grandfathering, we will grandfather most standard and non-standard plans in our portfolio. To help you better understand what this means to you, we’ve put together this Grandfathering Fact Sheet. It explains:
£ More about grandfathering
£ What changes can be made without losing grandfathered status
£ What changes will result in losing the grandfathered status
This is an important provision for many individuals and group policyholders. You can expect more information about grandfathering, including how we will implement it. As always, please talk with your consultant if you have any questions.
May 1, 2010 — Governor, and motorcyclist, Mitch Daniels has proclaimed May to be Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month in the State of Indiana. The Governor joins ABATE of Indiana in urging motorists to check twice in looking for the motorcyclists with which they share Hoosier highways.
Accident data indicates that in multiple-vehicle accidents, the driver of the other vehicle violated the motorcyclists’ right-of-way and caused the collision in two-thirds of those crashes. Statistics show that multiple-vehicle accidents account for approximately 75 percent of all motorcycle accidents. Cooperation between all road users is essential to successful traffic management and roadway safety.
The Federal Mental Health Parity Act requires our fully-insured employers with 50-2,999 employees, as well as self-funded customers, to offer the same level of coverage for mental health and substance use disorder services as that offered for medical and surgical services through their plan.
The 154-page Federal Mental Health Parity Interim Regulations and comments, were published in February in the Federal Register. Highlights of new/updated information from the interim regulations are as follows:
When are these changes effective? The 2010 Medicare Supplement changes will be effective on any policy sold effective June 1, 2010. When can I start marketing the new plans? The new plans are effective June 1, 2010, so the kickoff
New Hospice Benefit All plans will now include the Hospice Benefit as part of the “Core Benefits.” Medicare pays for all but very limited co-payments for outpatient drugs ($5). Included in all Medigap plans a benefit to pay this co-payment