Tandem PPO: Tandem is a statewide High Performing PPO Network Solution that leverages many of our ACO partnerships throughout the state, providing the same plan benefits as the full PPO plans but at a lower price. Learn more about the new Tandem PPO program and search for providers in your area today! Broker Connection Updates: Brokers will be able...

Aetna Eliminates Outside Sales Teams (1-100 market) As of December 26, 2017, Aetna will no longer have an outside sales team for the small group segment. You can continue to rely on your Rogers Benefit Group Sales and Service Team for continued support when selling, renewing and servicing your Aetna groups. View the Aetna Alert....

Brokers Beginning January 1, 2018, you will have access to an upgraded broker portal at sharphealthplan.com/login. If you’re a current portal user, you will have to re-register. Employer Clients Account IDs and benefit plan names have changed. This new information has been shared with employers, and will continue to be reflected on all applic...

Good Faith Penalty Relief Also Extended The IRS has extended the due dates for furnishing 2017 Forms 1095-B and 1095-C to covered individuals and full-time employees, respectively, from January 31, 2018, to March 2, 2018. The IRS has also extended good faith penalty relief to reporting entities who make certain calendar year 2017 information report...

Health Net has made the business decision to end its contract with Employee Health Systems Medical Group (commonly called EHS) and Multicultural Medical Group (which is owned by EHS), effective January 31, 2018. As a result, EHS and Multicultural members in nine counties will begin receiving letters from Health Net on or about December 29, 2017, in...

NEW UPDATES AVAILABLE ON Limits for HSA, FSA and HRA contributions. 2018 HDHP deductible and out-of-pocket expense limits. Compliance requirements for HSAs, FSAs, and HRAs....

The IRS announced an increase to the annual contribution limit in 2018  for Healthcare FSA. 2018 Contribution Limits Healthcare FSA: $2,650 (increase of $50). Transit/Parking Benefits: $260 per month for each account (increase of $5). Dependent Care FSA: $5,000 (no change). For complete details on the 2018 IRS Inflation Adjustments, please vie...

Rate Action Q1 2018: PPO Average decrease -0.4% and the HMO average increase +2.4%. No increase to dental and vision plans. A Few Changes to Note for 2018: Added two new plans: – Anthem Gold Select HMO 1000/30%/4000 – Anthem Gold HMO 1000/30%/4000 – Anthem Bronze Select PPO4500/35%/6550 w/HSA – Anthem Bronze PPO4500/35%/6550...