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Methadone Coverage Updated
In 2017, UnitedHealthcare has begun to cover Methadone maintenance treatment for the treatment of opioid use disorder as a standard benefit for our fully insured business. Coverage for self-funded plans is scheduled to begin Jan. 1, 2018.
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Self-funded PCORI Fees Due July 31
Self-funded clients must submit the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fee to IRS using Form 720 by July 31. UnitedHealthcare will pay the PCORI fee for fully insured clients by July 31. The PCORI fee helps fund research that evalua
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Open Enrollment Streamlined with Digital Onboarding
To reduce the administrative burden, we will be promoting Digital Onboarding directly to renewing clients that are not currently submitting electronically starting this August. Broker Webinars have been scheduled.
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MLR Timetable Announced
The 2017 Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) report schedule and key dates are now available. MLR only applies to fully insured plans. See how your fully insured clients may be affected.
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IRS Releases 2018 HSA Amounts
The 2018 health savings account (HSA) guidelines were recently released by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). These guidelines outline the inflation-adjusted contribution, deductible, and out-of-pocket spending limits for HSAs and...
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IRS 6055 Group Data Collection Process Announced for New Business
UnitedHealthcare is required by the Affordable Care Act 6055 and 6056 reporting to furnish Form 1095-B to responsible individuals that we insure and submit reports to the IRS that verify the accuracy of that information. View the process to be used..
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New Tracking Tool Introduced for Brokers and Customers
See how you and your 100+ group customers can use our new Client Implementation Timeline Tracking tool to expedite the new business or renewal process. This tool is mobile portable, which means you can access it on the go from your AppleĀ® or AndroidT
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July 1 PDL Updates Released
View the UnitedHealthcare and SignatureValue Formulary Prescription Drug List (PDL) updates scheduled to take effect July 1, 2017.
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ACA Update for Aggregate Groups; Form 1095-B
ACA mandates that health insurance issuers submit reports annually to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and furnish statements to subscribers to document compliance with the shared responsibility provisions. For aggregate groups, the IRS requires...
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“World’s Most Admired Company” for Insurance and Managed Care
See how UnitedHealth Group received the top-ranking company recognition in the insurance and managed care sector for FORTUNE's 2017 "World's Most Admired Companies" list.
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Transitional Relief Offer Available for 2017 Renewals
Beginning with Jan. 15, 2017 renewals we're making changes to our renewal offerings for existing Transitional Relief customers in the event Transitional Relief is extended.
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Court Injunction Bans ACA Gender Identity Enforcement
The U.S. District Court of North Texas issued a preliminary injunction that bans the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) from enforcing requirements in its Affordable Care Act (ACA) Nondiscrimination Section 1557 regulations prohibitin
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New 2017 Broker Bonus Program Announced
When you sell or renew group term life, supplemental life, dental, short-term disability, long-term disability, vision, critical illness, accident insurance and hospital indemnity insurance from the specialty product portfolio for groups with two or
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IRS Extends Due Date for Tax Forms 1095-B and 1095-C
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently extended the due date for plan sponsors and issuers that provide individuals with Forms 1095-B or 1095-C. The date for furnishing 2016 forms will move from Jan. 31, 2017 to March 2, 2017. This change does n
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Online Chemotherapy Tool Accelerates Cancer Patient’s Access to Treatment
View the results of a study where the use of a new online chemotherapy approval protocol offers a significant opportunity to reduce the cost of cancer therapy while expediting treatment approvals and increasing coverage approval rates. Learn how this
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