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Medicare - Sneak Peak:  New 2018 Plan!
Anticipation is building with the Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) right around the corner! In 2018, Independence will continue to offer the great Medicare Advantage (MA) plans you and your clients have come to know and rely upon in southeastern PA.
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Edge for week of August 7
IBC's weekly broker update; contains articles including Mailing begins: Annual outreach to collect missing member information; Blog series continues: Urgent Care on Vacation; and more...
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Required outreach for IRS Reporting to begin
In accordance with ACA guidelines, Independence is required to contact members in order to collect missing or incorrect personal information.
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Spending account migration update
As communicated in early June, Acclaris, the spending account platform used by Independence, will assume HSA custodial responsibilities in the fall of 2017. However, while originally planned for September, the migration is now scheduled for mid–Novem
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Medicare - Just One Form to Improve Veteran Care
Did you know that a one-page form can help improve the health care received by retired veterans enrolled in our plans? It can also help manage health care costs and improve our CMS Star ratings. Sounds too good to be true? It’s not!
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Edge for week of July 24
IBC's weekly broker update; contains articles including Jefferson Health joins our Facilitated Health Networks model; Medicare provider directory for August; and more...
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Group Medicare August Provider Directory Addenda
CMS now requires carriers to update their Medicare paper provider directories each month via addenda. It is recommended that you use the provider lookup on ibxmedicare.com for the most up to date information.CMS) now requires carriers to update...
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Individual Medicare August Provider Directory Addenda
CMS now requires carriers to update their Medicare paper provider directories each month via addenda. It is recommended that you use the provider lookup on ibxmedicare.com for the most up to date information.CMS) now requires carriers to update...
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Edge for week of July 17
IBC's weekly broker update; contains articles including 2017 Broker Bonus Program; New medications added to the Most Cost-Effective Setting Program; Medicare Exclusion mailing for group members to begin; and more...
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New campaign focuses on Getting Health Care Right
Independence recently launched an ad campaign and website to help educate the public about our health care system and underscore what needs to happen to get health care right at this critical juncture in the industry’s history.
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Medicare Exclusion mailing for group members to begin
Monthly outreach to Medicare-eligible group members encourages them to maximize their health benefits and minimize expenses.
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New medications added to the Most Cost-Effective Setting Program
Effective 9/1/17, 7 medications were moved from medical program to Most Cost-Effective Setting program; meaning this highly used and expensive medications will only be covered in setting approved by IBC pre-certification review.
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Announcing 2017 Broker Bonus Program
Qualify by selling at least 2 new business cases with 51-100 eligible employees, and have at least 1 renewing case (in 4Q) in the 51-100 market, and earn up to $75 per subscriber. Bonus paid out in April 2018.
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Edge for week of July 10
IBC's weekly broker update; contains articles including Two Lancaster Hospitals Acquired by a New Parent Company; 2017 FFM Certification update; and more...
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2017 FFM Certification Update
The Marketplace Learning Management System (MLMS) will close on Friday, 21st for plan year 2017, so please consider taking recommended actions before then.
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